by Sherezzah Bint al-Waha
"Dreams" was the annual full-length concert put on by the Jawaahir dance company, directed by Cassandra (left, in her solo number in the show). It also featured live music by the Georges Lammam ensemble.
I was delighted that I was able to travel to Minneapolis to see the show, and so I saw it twice, on Friday and Sunday. The Sunday show was extra-special, being prefaced with a delicious Middle Eastern dinner and a discussion of Middle Eastern music with Mr. Lammam and his band.
I always find it a pleasure to see the dance performed
in a theatrical setting like this, and Jawaahir does
it beautifully. This show included a variety of numbers,
from folkloric to classical to modern fusion.
Here's a couple more pictures: