Bal Anat 50th Anniversary Tour 2018

November 3, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Type of event: Theatre show


Bal Anat performing “Bal Anat: 50th Anniversary Tour”

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 7pm: Stockholm, Sweden
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Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30pm: London, UK
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Sunday, April 8, 2018, 7:30pm: Brussels, Belgium
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Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30pm: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Saturday, August 4, 2018: El Cerrito, CA

Sunday, September 23, 2018: Atlanta, GA

Saturday, November 3, 2018: Chicago, IL

Bal Anat—the longest-running belly dance company in the world—will present an evening of traditional, folkloric, and fantasy belly dance, celebrating 50 years. The groundbreaking and globally-influential company was created in 1968 by Jamila Salimpour, who drew from her experience as a performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Under the direction of master choreographer and dancer Suhaila Salimpour, the evening’s performance will include dance tableaux from the Middle East, North Africa, the Anatolian Peninsula, and Persia. The company includes more than 25 performers, hailing from across the United States, Canada, East Asia, and Europe.

Director Suhaila Salimpour notes, “Bal Anat was innovative from the very beginning.” She adds, “My mother’s groundbreaking presentation was the first to integrate dancing with and balancing a sword. She also popularized dancing with a water pot, with snakes, and dancing on glass water goblets.”

Salimpour School of Belly Dance
425 San Pablo Ave