Desert Dance Festival, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum,
San Jose, California September 23-24, 2007
Photo by David Martin
Bahira, Fara'Asha & Shiva of Indigenous performed a fusion and traditional mix of belly dance at the annual Desert Dance Festival put on by Dunia & Scarab Productions. This year the 2-day Festival was held at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, 1342 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, California. Vendors offer their wares on the stunning grounds and gardens of the Museum and workshops by highly respected teachers were held at the Hoover Auditorium across the street. On Sunday, Indigenous had a great time performing on the Francis Bacon Theatre stage in eye-catching new crystal, turquoise and red costumes.
DDF Action photos of Indigenous courtesy of Michael Baxter...Thanks Michael!
Above: The Lotus Blooms
Above: Bahira has a little fun
Above: A Classic Triptych Pose
Above: The set ends with a Chorus Line and a Big Finish!
On Saturday evening the Extravaganza "Eye of the Peacock" featured performances by the workshop teachers and accomplished local belly dance troupes:
Ava Fleming (Arizona) Jamileh (Utah) & Atlantis (California)
Headliner: Aziza (Canada)
Tatseena & Good Vibrations: "Dreams of Cleopatra" (San Leandro)
Vashti's Belly Dance Odyssey Raks (Santa Cruz) & Yolanda's Gameela Awi Awi (San Jose)
For more information on Desert Dance Festival click here Desert Dance Festival