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The Gilded Serpent presents
the feast!

Rakkasah West Festival
(basically, but other stuff too!)

Page 1 of 2
March 2004, Richmond, California
photos by GS Volunteers including:
Biram, Clare, Cynthia, Krista, Lynette, Michelle, Monica, Sandra, Saroya, Valentino, Yasmine and probably more!
*Let us know if you recognize faces!

Leila Haddad
France and Tunisia
Montreal, Canada
Momo Kadous
South Bay, California


Denise's troupe dancing to Pangia
Mt. Shasta

Desert Heat
East S.F. Bay area, California

Aneena's Troupe

From Bert's workshop...

Bert Balladine, as always, is generous with his time and advice

Bert with his assistant Naila

Shukriya, Bert, and Naheda

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5-28-04 Dance Contests by Yasmela
People being who they are, and dance and art and America being what they are, there will always be the competitive urge, the attitude that success is defined by the amount of your income, the number of your trophies.

5- 26-04 Dance Festival or Shop-a-thon? by Nisima
Shukriya, can you hear me now?

5-24-04 Dancing Darkly: The Phenomenon of Gothic Belly Dance by Laura Tempest Schmidt
This may come as a shock to many, but Gothic Belly Dance isn’t really a new phenomenon, and it’s not just centered in California. First of all, it’s simply a merger of two entities that go well together, like peanut butter and chocolate.

5-16-04 Sirat Al-Ghawazi, Part 2 by Edwina Nearing
Begun in the mid-1970's , the early sections of "Sirat Al-Ghawazi" were first published under the title "The Mystery of the Ghawazi." We are happy to be able to respond to the continued demand for these articles by making them available to our readers worldwide.

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