Raqs Sahara dancers promote the transformative capabilities of their dance through artistry and execution, sharing with audiences its astonishing potential to motivate self-discovery, creativity and joyful expression.
Now recognized as a leading Middle Eastern dance company, Raqs Sahara has been invited to perform with internationally acclaimed artists such as Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram, London’s Turkish-influenced musical group Oojami, and Miles Copeland’s Belly Dance Superstars.
The company’s expansive choreographies reflect original works in Egyptian raqs sharqi, Oriental Fusion and Folkloric dance styles, including the use of traditional Middle Eastern props such as finger cymbals, veils, swords, and canes.
Raqs Sahara is the featured dance company at all Sahara Dance productions. The company won First Place and the People's Choice awards at the 2003 East Coast Belly Dance Classic (Virginia Beach, VA). Raqs Sahara performs regularly throughout the DC metro area at private parties, weddings and festivals, including Artscape Baltimore and the Penglai D.C. Cultural Festival.
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Raqs Sahara choreographies reflect original works from the following dance genres:
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