Belly dancers put on a spectacular show
Every second Saturday of each month, Eshe Yildiz, owner of Mahasti — The Bellydance Emporium, hosts a show featuring various forms of belly dance at the Casbah in Hamilton. Yildiz, who is from Hamilton, started the shows to proMay vide a venue for performers and enthusiasts of the art form. The family-friendly show features performers from Hamilton and surrounding areas, and runs from 7-8:30 p.m. In addition to a variety of dance and musical performances, a raffle is held each show with money raised going to a local charity. The next “Harem (Vol. 20)” will take place 13. Tickets are $15 and children under 18 are free.
The dance ensemble Invoketress from Guelph performs a Sri Lankan Kandyan dance at the Casbah.
Eshe Yildiz performs at the Casbah in Hamilton. The shows are presented monthly by Yildiz of the Hamilton belly dance studio Mahasti. The shows feature dancers from Hamilton, Guelph and Toronto and are held on the second Saturday of every month. In addition to a variety of dance and music, a raffle is held each show with money raised going to a local charity.
Oksana Almaz, Talia Johnson an Itzel Yedith (left to right) of the dance ensemble Al Ddumue ALMAZ.
Mary Wyga, left, and Ishra Blanco of dance ensemble Invoketress perform a dance representing the mythical Thunderbird.
Heather Labonte of the Toronto-based dance ensemble Lavish performs at the Casbah.
Oksana Almaz, of the dance ensemble Al Ddumue ALMAZ.