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Feather the ‘Nest’ Hafla Fundraiser

May 13

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Event Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location: Arabesque World Dance, LLC
Address: 451-B Chair Avenue Lexington, KY
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Show Time: 7:00 PM
Close: 10:00 PM

This Annual Fundraiser for the Nest, center for women, children and families is back! This go around we have a variety show planned with dance performances, acro and flow artists, live music, light refreshments, raffles and massage therapist all wrapped into an exciting evening of fun!

Entry is Free but we ask that you bring a donation of toiletries, diapers, or children’s clothing, etc for the Nest. Lets fill the donation boxes once again! Come on out and play!

Safiya, Troupe Hala Alimah and Arabesque students will be joined by Romana and her belly dance troupe from Louisville, Shimmy mobsters from Lex and Louisville, Trance Acrobatica, Stella of Calypso Flow, new Louisville dancer Rebecca, and more!

Some of who’s in the Lineup…

Safiya Nawaar
Veil Dance at Arabesque EventlowresInternational teacher and performer Safiya Nawaar, is the owner and artistic director of Arabesque World Dance in Lexington, Kentucky. This beautiful dancer brings traditional Raqs Sharqi to life with a powerful yet delicate style, both on the stage and in the classroom. Safiya’s specialties include the traditional and folkloric dances from Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and Persia.
Her studio and show venue frequently host national and international talent for workshops, performances and educational presentations. As well, her passion for introducing culture to the community through movement and music, brings her signature style out into the public by way of cultural festivals, stage shows, art exhibitions, and school demonstrations.

Hala Alimah

11813485_1013601118692446_2914230706756597215_nUnder the direction of Safiya Nawaar, Hala Alimah is a group of dancers dedicated to sharing their love of Raqs Sharqi and Fusion Belly Dance with the community through performances at Fairs and Festivals across the Bluegrass and nearby States. Several members of the troupe also perform professionally at private events, weddings and corporate parties.

Stella Frank

13509037_996839067090421_5021493492631090871_nBetween fire arts, contemporary dance, prop manipulation, and character acting Stella Frank does it all! As the lead performance artist and director for local troupe Calypso Flow Performance Arts she is regularly booking artists and events, working on costume design/production, doing everyone’s hair and makeupstella frank lowres fire backstage, teaching workshops, and collaborating on projects with artists of all disciplines. Outside of Calypso Flow Stella is the Music and Performance Director for local nonprofit Beaux Arts Foundation, a member of the Vagabond Artists Collective, and a full time architecture student! Catch her performing this summer at music festivals like Electric Forest and Summer Camp, performing locally in the Allegro Dance Project, working with the Vagabond Artists Collective, or dancing for shows in Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Trance Acrobatica

acroTrance Acrobatica is the partner acrobatics duo created by Joe Fields-Elswick and Aaron Little. Trance Acrobatica specializes in entertainment for private/corporate events, circus/burlesque shows, and art projects as well as teaching group and private lessons.

Joe yields from a firm foundation of mixed dances with a performance background. Aaron has been shaped from years of martial arts, circus and performance arts. Together, they train everyday to challenge, engage, and explore the wonders of movement. They find a sense of rest and therapeutics in the stretch but a wild and untamable energy in the motion of flows and want to share it with you!



Romana Bereneth is a professional belly dancer and founding member of Real Live Actual Belly Dancers in Louisville, Ky. She has performed at local and regional shows such as University of Louisville’s International Baquet and the Worldfest shows in Louisville and at the University of Cincinatti. She regularly hosts informal shows and haflas in Louisville with her troupe. Romana currently teaces at Freestyle Fitness and the hula and Tahtian School in Louisville.

Romana also performs once a month at Eat a Pita in Louisvill, Ky. You can contact her through Real Live Actual Belly Dance on Facebook or go to realliveactualbellydancers.com



May 13


Safiya Nawaar


Arabesque World Dance
451-B Chair Ave
Lexington, KY United States
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