For years the belly dance art form has gained steady momentum in popularity. Whether as a spectator dazzled by the dancers movement or physical exercise, bellydancing is appealing to all ages.
Nefabit Hinton, director of Spokane-based Northwest Bellydance, said her company has received increasing acclaim as the art form has grown and she’s excited to showcase the talented artists next month at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center.
Combining cultural dances, modern production and “a dose of imagination” the troupe’s production includes belly dance, tribal fusion and modern adaptations of folkloric dances, she said.
By incorporating the wide-range of styles, Hinton said their dancing reaches a larger audience.
“Our show is for the whole family and appeals to a diverse audience,” she said. “Belly dance as we know it has a vast spread, with influences reaching across the Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa and Balkan mountains. We aim to present an exciting night out that is cultural and educational as well as entertaining and unique.”
Tickets for the show, which runs 7-9 p.m. April 4, are on sale at arabesque.brownpapertickets.com.
For more information about the dance company, visit www.northwestbellydance.com.