Serpentine and fierce belly dance performance with sinuous sword play, colorful veil dance, and dynamic drum solos by Joanna Abel and 3rd Street Belly Dance. Live music by ANCIEN that blends sounds of Balkan, Turkish folk, Flamenco, Sephardic, and Middle Eastern music traditions. Following the show stay for a lesson in the art of belly dance with the performers!
3rd Street Belly Dance, directed by Joanna Abel, is a Pittsburgh based troupe performing contemporary, theatrical, and improvisational belly dance. ANCIEN is based in Athens, Ohio and is directed by Billy Crocker. The band members come from a variety of musical disciplines and perform with violin, classical guitar, accordion, double bass, kemenche (Persian fiddle), and Middle Eastern percussion.