||Check out the dates in which Y'Chessa Dahli, individual members of the troupe and/or Nabeela El Shalimar are performing:
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February 17 (Sunday) Festival Sundiata (Seattle Center)
Y'Chessa Dahli will perform at the annual Festival Sundiata African American
Celebration. This year, the festival dates are Feb 16-18, 2008 and we'll perform at
3:30 in the Fisher Pavilion. For other activies for this festival, please go to
March 8 (Saturday) "Mistress of the Storm" Show
Saqra presents Naheda from Germany, "Mistress of the Storm" for workshops and evening
show. The show will be at the Renton IKEA Perfoming Arts Center and will feature
performances by Zaina Hart, Hasani, Y'Chessa Dahli, and other local artists.
Go to www.saqra.net for more details
May 3, 2008 (Saturday) @ 6pm
Phaedra Nicholle will join other NW dancers at the monthly event, Moonrakers in Kent WA,
hosted by Saqra. This event is held the 1st Saturday of each month, from 6-9pm and
features live music! Go to www.saqra.net for more information,
including directions to the site.
May 10 (Saturday) @ 5:30pm - ICHS Annual Celebration benefit the Uncle Bob Health Fund
Y’Chessa Dahli is providing ambiance for the International Communicty Health Services (ICHS)
Annual Celebration benefit the Uncle Bob Health Fund held on Saturday 5:30pm at the
Sheridan). ICHS is a benefit held each year, which
supports culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of
the Asian Pacific Islander community and others.
May 17, 2008 (Saturday) @ Powers in Yakima
Jaree Dahia and Phaedra Nicholle are attending and performing at the annual Powers of
Bellydance Conference in Yakima WA.
June 26 (Thursday) @ Waids 7:30pm
Phaedra Nicholle and other NW dancers will perform at Waids Haitian Cuisine & Lounge
for their monthly show Jewels of Egypt: Dances from Afar on June 26th. The show is
7:30-9:30 and in June will feature Elisa Gamal.
June 29 (Sunday) @ 11:30am - Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Y'Chessa Dahli will perform at the annual Eastside Heritage Center's Strawberry Festival
in Bellevue, WA. Our performance time is 11:30 - 11:50am. For information on the festival,
please go to www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org.
July 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday) - Mediterranean Fantasy Festival
July 19 and 20th - Y'Chessa Dahli and individual troupe members will perform at
the largest outdoor Middle Eastern Dance festival in the Pacific NW, the
Mediterrean Fantasy Festival (MedFest) sponsered by the Babylonian Ensemble.
Two days of dancing on 2 stages!
- Nabeela el Shalimar will perform on the outside stage at 5:24pm Saturday, July 19th
- Y'Chessa Dahli will perform on the outside stage at 1:20pm Sunday, July 20th
- Zena will perform with Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dance on the outside stage at 2:04pm Sunday, July 20th
- Constance will perform as a soloist on the outside stage at 4:04pm Sunday, July 20th
- Katrina will perform as a soloist on the outside stage at 5:08pm Sunday, July 20th
Please go to http://www.babylonianensemble.com/
for the complete lineup and driving directions to the site.
August 2, 2008 (Saturday) @ Moonraker (Kent)
Phaedra Nicholle will perform with other NW dancers (including Zeeta, Zorina, Melillah
and Saqra) at Ad-Lib (formerly Moonraker). This event is the 1st Saturday of each month
and features different dancers each month. The address is 23803 104th Avenue SE, Kent.
More information can be found at www.saqra.net.
August 16 (Saturday) @ 1st Hula Hafla
Phaedra Nicholle and other NW dancers are participating in the 1st Hula Hafla
sponsered by Ottoman Trading Company and featuring Alexandra. The performances
are from 1:30 - 5:00pm and will have an hour dedicated for Hawaiian dancing. The
Ottoman Trading Company is located in the Country Village Shops in Bothell (826 237th
Street SE, Bothell) or find more information at
for more info.
August 28 (Saturday) @ Waid's Haitian Cuisine
Multi award winner Constance will perform at Waid's Haitian Cuisine for the
monthly show Jewels of Egypt: Dances from Afar sponsered by Mellilah and Caliana.
In addition to Constance, Egyptian Cellist Virtuoso Ashraf Hakim, Modern Belly
Dance Troupe Aegea and the multi-award winner Nadira are featured. This monthly
show is from 8:00 - 10:00pm and has a $5.00 cover charge. For more info, please go to
September 27, 2008 (Saturday) @ Electric Oasis
Halima and Mezdulene present "Electric Oasis" featuring Leslie Rosen from Raqs
Serpentine and Sahara from Bend, OR in workshops and evening show. Y'Chessa Dahli,
with other NW favorites will perform in the evening show. The event will be held at
the King Oscar Hotel and Convention. Doors open at 6:30pm and showtime is 7:00pm.
Tickets are $10. Please go to
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November 1, 2008 @ Ad-Lib (formerly Moonraker)
Phaedra Nicholle to perform with other NW dancers at the Ad-Lib (formerly Moonraker) in
Kent from 6:30 to 9pm. Location is 23803 104th Ave SE, Kent. Please go to www.saqra.net
for more information and the complete dancer line-up.
November 8, 2008 @ Hasani's Hafla (Tacoma)
Hasani's Hafla featuring Razia. Jaree Dahia to perform with many other NW dancers.
The hafla is held at Wells Hall (310 N K Street, Tacoma) from 6-10pm. Jaree Dahia
performance is at 7:05. Please go to www.hasani.net for more information, directions
and the complete dancer line-up.
November 22, 2008 @ 7 Dancing Sultanas
November 28, 2008 @ Dance Academy of Bellevue
Phaedra Nicholle, with other NW dancers will perform at the monthly event Layali Banat,
which means Girls' Night in Arabic. This event, sponsered by Zulaika, is an evening of
hospitality, entertainment and festivity reminiscent of a Middle Easterns womens party. Layali
Banat is held at the Dance Academy of Bellevue, 626 120th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA from 8-10pm
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