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Middle Eastern Dance Comes to Penn State DuBois

10/26/2010 —

DuBois - Middle Eastern dance company, Abzahrah, will present a show full of traditional, modern, and folkloric dance and music from the Middle East for the Penn State DuBois Performing Arts Series in November.

 

Dancers use flowing veils, finger cymbals, canes, and candles to enhance their performance of various styles of expressive, fast-paced dance from a diverse assortment of cultures. The ensemble is one of few professional Middle Eastern dance companies to also include dance traditions from Central Asia, North Africa, Turkey, and Spain.

Each performance features traditional costumes and props.

 

Abzahrah has performed across the United States, and Central and South America, hoping to raise an awareness and understanding of the value of the culture and traditions of Middle Eastern dance.

 

Abzahrah is scheduled to perform at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, in the Hiller Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Student Life Office at (814) 375-4764.
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