"Neo-Victorian Punk Princess" Designed by Jehan & Alise Marie - May 4, 2012
A magical design by Jehan & Alise Marie for Bellydance America, handmade in the U.S. Black tulle and chiffon skirt, silver satin roses, dangling loops, chains, metal & just the right amount of rhinestone sparkle to capture the audience while holding onto a little mystery. This one-of-a-kind costume combines a hint of prim Victorian essence with an edgy, Gothic flair.
Performance by Jehan at the Sullivan Room 5/17/12 - May 2, 2012
Jerry Bezdikian Presents the majestic Belly Dance artistry of Jehan!
Internationally regarded as one of our most important and innovative Middle Eastern dance artists, Jehan returns to Sullivan Room for a special performance not to be missed!
Live Music and Belly Dance Thursday May 17th, 2012
Live Music featuring: Jerry Bezdikian (kanun) Eylem Bashaldi (violin) Adam Good (ud) Marissa Arciola (bass) Nabawy (accordion) Rami El Aasser (tabla) Carmine Guida (riq) Will Soliman (bass tabla) Hanna Hanna (frame drum) Shelley Thomas (vocal)
7:00 pm - 10 p.m $15 cover includes one drink Must be 21+
A charming tale about the beauty of creation told mainly through music and dance, Suitable for kids of all ages. Magickal creatures take a little girl, Serena, on a journey through the dance of nature. Serena, nine years old, narrates this charming tale of a magickal day when the veil between the worlds is lifted and she discovers hidden realms in her own backyard. Fairies, mermaids and other mythical creatures beckon her to follow and she learns about earth air fire water, the dance of nature and the unity of all things. A mesmerizing and educational adventure filled with original music, dance and dazzling colors. Suitable for children of all ages.
BellyDance America - July 31, 2010
Our BellyDance America store was featured on Fox 5 Good day NY
Cirque Arabesque "a caravan of dreams" - June 4, 2010
June 24-26 Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and Bellydance America present Cirque Arabesque, A Caravan of Dreams. New York City – Cirque Arabesque, premiering on June 24th is a collaboration between pioneer fusionista Jehan Kamal and renowned circus aerial choreographer, Bobby Hedglin-Taylor. Middle Eastern tradition, myth and fantasy are woven through spellbinding aerial acrobatics, intoxicating rhythms and melodies at mmac, New York City’s newest Mecca for dance theatre. Cirque Arabesque explodes with beauty and passion in a modern Arabian story for anyone who has dreamt of escape to faraway lands. Lavish costumes, a cast of belly dance stars, aerialists, musicians, singers and magicians bring to dazzling life the story of a young girls’ coming of age in a world where genies grant wishes, the moon goddess dances a lyrical hoop ritual, mermaids swim and faeries fly. Performances: Thursday through Saturday, June 24th – 26th at 8 pm, family matinee at 3pm Saturday the 26th. Tickets cost $35 and may be purchased online by visiting www.cirquearabesque.com, by telephone at 646.385.8493 or at the mmac box office at 248 West 60th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenues. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. Subway: 1, A, C, B, D to 59th St./Columbus Circle Jehan International belly dance star, master teacher and choreographer Jehan Kamal travels the world teaching and performing from the temples of the East to the concert halls of the West. She has produced instructional, fitness and performance DVDs and numerous CDs of traditional and fusion music. Jehan recently opened Bellydance America, a boutique of belly dance haute couture in the heart of New York’s Fashion District. Bobby Hedglin-Taylor Bobby's career combines 25 years of theatrical expertise circus performance, to bring Aerial Dance to a whole new level. National tours: A Wonderful Life, Cabaret. Stock and regional: 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain, A Chorus Line. TV: WIFE SWAP, FASHION EMERGENCY, MATCHED IN MANHATTAN, INSIDE EDITION, NY1, WNBC NEWS, WPIX NEWS, Japanese and Brazillian TV as an aerial artist. For 10 years, he’s worked as an aerial sequence choreographer, staging 22 productions of the musical Barnum, as well as training and sequencing for shows like Aida, Tarzan (TOTS National Tour), Carnival, Thomas the Tank Engine-Circus on Sodor and Annie Get Your Gun. His former students perform all over the world: Ringling Brothers, Cirque Du Soleil, Disney, Sea World, The Pickle Family Circus, Big Apple Circus, Cruise ships and Broadway. Manhattan Movement & Arts Center mmac is a vibrant addition to the New York City dance scene. 18,000 square feet of column-free studios are alive daily with open dance and fitness classes, a mmac kids program, studio rentals and performances by companies such as Morphoses, Complexions Contemporary Dance, Parsons Dance, members of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and more in its 180 seat Off Broadway Theater. # # # Press Contacts: Danielle Mayer, 5W Public Relations Erin Fogarty, Marketing Coordinator mmac Tel: 646.452.6400 Tel: 646.385.8499 Tel: 212.787.1178 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 248 W. 60th Street Links for additional information: www.cirquearabesque.comwww.manhattanmovement.com
Tradition, Myth & Fantasy - May 7, 2009
Mosaic DanceTheater Company and The Temple of Jehan in conjunction with American Globe Theatre presents “Tradition, Myth & Fantasy” , a unique evening of dance from the Near East.
Ancient and futuristic visions of choreographer /composer Jehan. pioneer of theatrical bellydance hope to inspire a deeper understandng of what motivates us to dance at all costs. Original music and collaboration wiith many amazing talents have brought forth all new choreographies which are infused with the passion, mystery and exoticism which is the allure of the East. Ancient mythologies of Pharaonic Egypt, fantastical creatures of Persia, magick rituals, goddess initiations of Medieval Europe and personal dramatic journeys through darkness and light are explored as Jehan "like a modern day Sheherazade" weaves her spell with a rich vocabulary of movement executed skillfully by a beautiful cast.
Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s program features: a Folkloric Dance of Upper Egypt and a contemporary, interpretive Near Eastern dance, both exciting new choreographies by Samara; a dance/story theater adaptation of an Arabian Nights’ tale, Ubar, The Lost City of Brass, adapted and directed by Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, and Mystique et Spirituelle, originally choreographed by the late Ibrahim Farrah for his world-renowned Near East Dance Group and re-staged for MDTC by Phaedra.
Performances are at 7:00pm on Thursaday, Friday and Saturday May 28, 29 and 30 and
at 3:00pm on Sunday May 31st
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 7:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 3:00pm
American Glob theater
145 West 46th Street
New York, NY