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BELLYDANCE IN NORTH AMERICA:
WHERE CULTURES INTERSECT


An Online Lecture with
Shira


Join Shira for a journey through belly dance history within the United States and Canada. Shira will show you how it all came together to create the dance styles we know today, from the 1876 Centennial celebration in Philadelphia, through the many fusion styles we see at our dance events today.

Join live online and participate in the Q&A
and/or stream for 45 days to watch the replay!

​$15 before Feb. 10th / $20 after 
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, ​March 30th 

​4:00 PM PDT /  7:00 PM EDT

SYMBOLS, AMULETS & TALISMANS

IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD


An Online Lecture with

Amel Tasfout

The belief that certain objects  possess powers against danger, disease, is found throughout the world and has always existed. Much of their meaning has been lost during the centuries. Around every stage of life, a variety of symbols were used although some of them appear meaningless  nowadays.

Such objects that were worn around the neck to prevent diseases or to  protect the person from danger or misfortune, are often called talismans or amulets.

Amulets were usually worn for the purpose of protection, whereas Talismans consist of certain symbols or characters either written or engraved on metal. They are carried in order to protect the owner from danger and help him in bringing good fortune. Their powers  was believed to be derived from the stars and constellations. The power was more of a magical character. Amel Tafsout will introduce the various symbols and give an explanation of the use in the Islamic World.


Registration opening soon.

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES


Deepen your understanding of your art with our online lectures.


We bring respected teachers and researchers ​right to you - no matter where you live! Our live lecture events feature 2-way Q & A sessions. Can't make it during the live event? No problem - you also get 45 days of streaming access to watch on your own schedule - or watch again so you get all the geeky goodness you want!

For general information on how these events work, please see our FAQ page.


Saturday, February 23rd

3:00 PM PST / 6:00 PM EST

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