The Wasatch Avian Education Society (W.A.E.S.) and Shahravar are pleased to announce Belly Dance for the Birds, a Middle Eastern dance showcase and fundraiser for avian education along the Wasatch Front on Saturday, April 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the UOU Post Theater.
Enjoy some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar and her students including Susan Kelly, president of W.A.E.S. along with shimmering veils, singing cymbals, sharp swords and a fantastic variety of inspiring performances.
There will also be a silent auction for an assortment of gift baskets, gift certificates, and artwork by local artists.
Wasatch Avian Education Society is a registered nonprofit organization in the State of Utah, located in the Salt Lake City area. 2011 marks the 17th year of service to the community and the exotic birds that are so much a part of our lives. They are dedicated to the study and keeping of birds, with an emphasis on having parrots as pets. They also offer rescue and adoption services.
Shahravar will be celebrating her 20th year in Belly Dance! She began studying and performing Middle-Eastern Dance styles in 1991. Her dance background includes Egyptian Cabaret, Turkish, American Tribal, Saudi Folk, Khallegy, Tunisian, and Lebanese Debke line dances. She began teaching in 1993. She’s a founding and current member of Habibi Habibi, a professional Middle Eastern style dance troupe. Shahravar also created the Shah Sitara Collaborative in 2005. In 2009, she was awarded “Best Fusion Belly Dance” by City Weekly. She now teaches a variety of classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and opened her Urban Gawazii Belly Dance studio in 2009.
Tickets for the event are $10.00 and will be available at www.slcbellydance.com, www.wasatchavian.com/specialevent.html or at the door the night of the show. All proceeds go to Wasatch Avian Education Society..