Karavansaray in Folkloric costumes, 2016
(L to R) Stacey, Stacey, Zabelle, Diane, Lizzie, Rebecca, Amanda Karavansaray in Egyptian Asyut at Rakkasah Festival, 2013
(L to R) Rebecca, Amanda, Stacey, Lizzy, Khajulah, Diane, Asiyahphoto by Carl SermonKaravansaray in Traditional/Classical Style, 2012
(L to R) Amanda, Khajulah, Stacey, Diane, Asiyah
Since its debut in July 2008, Karavansaray Dance Company has embarked upon a journey of exploration. Like
the caravan stops on the Silk Road from which this troupe takes its name,
Karavansaray brings together wide-ranging cultural influences from
regions across the Near East: Turkey, Egypt, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, Armenia,
Greece, and Iran. We
honor the traditions of the regional dances we present, while
respectfully adapting dances for the
performance stage. The company performs primarily folkloric Near Eastern dance styles, and our repertoire expands every year.
Karavansaray has performed at festivals, fairs, and fundraisers, among many other venues -- all to enthusiastic
response. Karavansaray was featured in the Rotunda Dance Series at San Francisco City Hall (2014), and the company was invited to participate in Bellydance for Syria,
a benefit to support Syrian refugees (2016). Karavansaray also performed at the Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair -- with Veil in the Wind Dance Collective in 2016 and 2017 and two full Karavansaray shows in 2018.
Other Bay Area events have included:
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Check out a little bit of Karavansaray's offerings in these videos:
Carnival of Stars, Aug. 2011
Desert Dance Festival, Sept. 2011
Winter Wonderland, Dec. 2012
Rakkasah West, March 2013
Read an article published by Dancers' Group previewing our performance at the Rotunda Dance Series in 2014.
For more information about this emerging dance company, including performance inquiries, please contact Amanda.