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Past Performances, 2004 - 2011
~ solo and troupe shows ~

last updated Sept. 7, 2014


2004  ~  2005  ~  2006  ~  2007  ~  2008  ~  2009  ~  2010  ~  2011 

2011

Dec. 18, 2011
Karavansaray Dance Company at Lunatic Fringe's Bean Scene Night
Sunnyvale, CA

Dec. 11, 2011  
Karavansaray Dance Company and Amanda (solo) at Halanda Holiday Party
 Halanda Studio
 San Jose, CA

Dec. 3, 2011   
Karavansaray Dance Company at the annual Holiday Peace Fair
 San Jose, CA


Nov. 11, 2011
Karavansaray Dance Company at Life's Garden Independent Living
sponsored by Daughters of the Oasis and featuring Raks al Khalil
 Sunnyvale, CA

Nov. 5, 2011   
Karavansaray Dance Company at SF / BA MECDA Gala
 Los Altos, CA


Sept. 25, 2011   
Karavansaray Dance Company at Desert Dance Festival
 Santa Clara , CA


Sept. 10, 2011  
Karavansaray Dance Company at "HaflAdira" 
 sponsored by Adira Dance and Costume
 San Jose, CA

Sept 3, 2011
Karavansaray Dance Company at "Tapestry Arts San Jose"
 San Jose, CA


Sept. 3 and 4, 2011
solo performance at "Tapestry Arts San Jose"
 San Jose, CA


August 21, 2011
solo performance at Santa Cruz Raks
 hosted by Aruba
 Soquel, CA

August 6, 2011  
Karavansaray Dance Company at Carnival of Stars
 Richmond, CA


June 25, 2011
 Karavansaray Dance Company at Willow Glen's Annual "Dancin' on the Avenue"
 San Jose, CA

June 11, 2011
 solo performance at "HaflAdira" 
 sponsored by Adira Dance and Costume
 San Jose, CA

May 6, 2011  
 Karavansaray Dance Company at 
Halanda Studio's 5th Anniversary Gala
 San Jose, CA


April 10, 2011
 Karavansaray Dance Company at Cafe Bellie
 
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
 Berkeley, CA


March 13, 2011
 Karavansaray Dance Company at Rakkasah West
 Richmond Auditorium
 Richmond, CA


2010

December 12, 2010
 Karavansaray Dance Company at Halanda Studio's 5th Annual Holiday Party
  San Jose, CA


November 13, 2010
 Karavansaray Dance Company performed
   and
 Amanda performed solo, with live music of the Flowers of the Nile
  SF/BA MECDA's Festival and Gala
  Hillview Community Center
  Los Altos, CA


October 3
, 2010
 with the Silk Road Caravan
 Northern California Renaissance Faire
 Casa de Fruta, CA

September 24-27
, 2010
 with Hahbi'Ru on the Arabian Nights at Sea Cruise

Sept. 11, 2010
 raqs sharki solo performance at "HaflAdira" with a diverse line-up of Bay Area dancers
 sponsored by Adira Dance and Costume
 San Jose, CA


August 22, 2010
 raqs sharki solo performance at Halanda Studio presents Live Arabic Music and Bellydance Night with Joe Kandalaft
 Halanda Studio
 San Jose, CA 

August 8, 2010
 Karavansaray Dance Company at "Carnival of Stars"
 Richmond Auditorium
 Richmond, CA 

Aug 1
, 2010
  with Malia's Annual Student Showcase
  Half Moon Bay, CA

June 26, 2010
  Karavansaray Dance Company at Willow Glen's Annual "Dancin' on the Avenue"
  San Jose, CA

June 12, 2010
  American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life"
  San Jose, CA

May 16, 2010
 with Hahbi'Ru at the Annual Tribal Fest
 Sebastopol, CA

April 18, 2010
  MECDA's "Shimmy, Swap, & Shop" Festival
  Hillview Community Center
  Los Altos, CA

March 28, 2010
  Cypress Raks, hosted by Aruba
  Cypress Lounge
  Santa Cruz, CA



2009


Dec. 6, 2009
  Karavansaray Dance Company at Halanda Studio's 4th Annual Holiday Party
  Halanda Studio
  San Jose, CA


Dec. 5, 2009
  Karavansaray Dance Company at Holiday Peace Fair

  sponsored by www.wilpfsanjose.org

  Campbell United Methodist Church
  Campbell
, CA 

Nov. 29, 2009
  Cypress Raks, hosted by Aruba
  Cypress Lounge
  Santa Cruz, CA

Nov. 14, 2009
 Karavansaray Dance Company at SF/BA MECDA's Gala Show & Fundraiser
 Cubberley Auditorium
 Palo Alto, CA

Oct. 4, 2009
 Dancer's Night at El Morocco Restaurant
 sponsored with Yosifah Rose, with live music by Al'Azifoon
 Pleasant Hill, CA

Sept. 20, 2009
 Amanda at MECDA's Fall Dancers' Night
 Tartousa Restaurant
 San Mateo, CA

Sept. 12, 2009
 Karavansaray Dance Company at Desert Dance Festival
 Santa Clara, CA 


July 25, 2009
  "HaflAdira" with a diverse line-up of Bay Area dancers
  sponsored by Adira Dance and Costume
  San Jose, CA

June 20, 2009
  Karavansaray Dance Company at Willow Glen's Dancin' on the Avenue!
  Community Stage
  San Jose, CA

June 13, 2009
  Amanda at Halanda Studio's presentation of...
  Doug Adamz and Light Rain in Concert with several top dancers from the Bay Area

  Halanda Studio, San Jose, CA 

April 26, 2009
  Amanda at MECDA's Spring Dancers' Night
  Kan Zeman Restaurant
  Palo Alto, CA

April 26, 2009
 Amanda in Romani solo AND Karavansaray Dance Company
 Halanda Studio celebrates National Dance Week with "Global Movements - An Afternoon of Dance from Around the World"
 Halanda Studio, San Jose, CA 

March 14, 2009
 Karavansaray Dance Company at Rakkasah West 
 Solano County Fair Grounds, Vallejo, CA

February 15, 2009
 "Raq the House" at Tannourine Restaurant, San Mateo, CA

 sponsored by Malia and Andrea


February 1, 2009
 Dancer's Night at El Morocco Restaurant
 sponsored by Rasa Vitalia and Yosifah Rose, with live music by Al'Azifoon
 Pleasant Hill, CA

January 17, 2009
 SF/BA MECDA Gala Showcase
 Cubberley Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA



2008


December 7, 2008
  Amanda in Oriental solo AND Karavansaray Dance Company
  Halanda Studio 3rd Annual Holiday Party
  Halanda Studio, San Jose, CA 


Nov. 28/29/30, Dec. 6/7, Dec. 13/14, and Dec. 20/21
  Hahbi'Ru at Dickens Fair
  Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

October 25, 2008
 Oriental solo
 store opening of Leatherwise
 Santa Cruz, CA

September 20, 2008
 Oriental solo
 Grand Opening of Adira Dance and Costume
 San Jose, CA

September 20, 2008
 Oriental solo 

 A Evening of Dance hosted by Sarah and Lisa
 Rosy's at the Beach Seafood Restaurant
 Morgan Hill, CA


September 14, 2008
 Karavansaray Dance Company with Amanda, Diane, Khajulah, and Liliana
 Desert Dance Festival
 SES Hall, Santa Clara, CA

August 17, 2008
 solo Oryantal dance 
 SF/BA MECDA's Hafla at the Hoover
 Hoover Theater
 San Jose, CA


July 20, 2008
DEBUT of the Karavansaray Dance Company
 Amanda's new troupe -- with Diane, Khajulah, and Liliana -- made its official debut at Cypress Raks, hosted by Aruba
 Cypress Lounge
 Santa Cruz, CA

July 11, 2008
 with Hahbi'Ru at the deWildt Cheetah Foundation Benefit
 Safari West
 Santa Rosa, CA

June 22, 2008
  solo Oriental dance
  Hafla Santa Cruz
  Veteran's Memorial Building
  Santa Cruz, CA

June 8, 2008
  solo Turkish Oryantal/Romani fusion dance
  Celena's Student Night: "An Enchanting Evening of Dance"
  Atlas Restaurant
  Fremont, CA

May 17, 2008
 with Hahbi'Ru at the 8th Annual Tribal Fest
 Sebastopol, CA

April 6, 2008
 solo Oriental dance
 SF/BA MECDA's Greater Bay Area Studio Tour - Exhibition Dancing Show
 Halanda Studio
 San Jose, CA

March 15, 2008
 with Hahbi'Ru at the Los Angeles Music Center
 World City performance series 
 Los Angeles, CA

Feb. 10, 2008
 solo Oriental dance
 SF/MECDA's "Hafla at the Hoover"
 Hoover Theater
 San Jose, CA

Jan. 26, 2008
 solo Turkish Oryantal dance
 
Tito's Show!   Hala Dance presents Egyptian dance star Tito and an Evening of Egyptian Dance
 Veterans Memorial Theater
 Redwood City, CA


2007

Dec. 21, 2007
 solo Oriental dance
 Jingle Raqs, hosted by Paloma of Lunatic Fringe Belly Dance Essentials
 Bean Scene Coffee House
 Sunnyvale, CA

Dec. 16, 2007
 Bollywood dance with Naach Duniya Dance Company
 Near Eastern Dance Class performance (Dabke and Turkish Oryantal)
 solo Turkish Oryantal dance
 Halanda Holiday Party
 Halanda Studio
 San Jose, CA

Sept. 8/9, Sept. 15/16, Sept/ 22/23, and Oct. 13/14, 2007
 Hahbi'Ru at Northern California Renaissance Faire
 Casa de Fruta, CA 


June 8, 2007
 solo Oriental dance
 Shiva Lounge, hosted by Bellydance Odyssey Productions
 E3 Playhouse, Santa Cruz, CA

May 19, 2007
 Hahbi'Ru at Tribal Fest
 Sebastopol, CA

May 12, 2007
 solo Oriental dance (2 sets)
 Deezi Restaurant (Persian cuisine)
 Campbell, CA 

May 11, 2007
 solo Oriental dance
 Mother Earth Raqs, hosted by Paloma of Lunatic Fringe Belly Dance Essentials
 Bean Scene Coffee House
 Sunnyvale, CA

April 29, 2007
 solo Turkish Oryantal/Romani dance
 and
 Bollywood dance with Duniya Dance Company
 "Dance Around the Globe" Open Studio show for National Dance Week
 Halanda Studio
 San Jose, CA

April 27, 2007
 solo Oriental performance, with live Arabic music by Sami
 Restaurant Casablanca
 Redwood City, CA

March 17, 2007
 solo performance with live music by Mirage
 Rakkasah Dance Festival
 Richmond Auditorium, Richmond, CA

February 10, 2007
 Hahbi'Ru performed in An Evening with John Compton
 Dancenter, Capitola, CA
 sponsored by Siwa

January 20, 2007
 solo Oriental dance, with Khaliji dance
 Georges Lammam Ensemble Concert
 Halanda Studio
 San Jose, CA


2006

December 3, 2006
 solo: Turkish Spoon Dance
 SF/Bay Area MECDA Annual Gala: "Prop 'til Ya Drop"
 Mission Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Clara, CA

October 29, 2006
 solo Oriental performance at Halloween Dancers' Night
 Negeen Restaurant, Campbell, CA
 Hosted by Azura

September 17, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Desert Dance Festival
 San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA

September 15, 2006
 solo Oriental performance at Pizza Hafla
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA

Sept. 9/10, Sept. 23/24, Oct. 7/8, 2006
 performed with Hahbi'Ru
 Northern California Renaissance Faire, Casa de Fruta, CA

September 10, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Halanda Studio 2nd Sunday Live Arabic Music Party
 San Jose, CA

August 27, 2006
 SF/BA MECDA Hafla
 Hoover Theater, San Jose, CA

August 5, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA


August 4, 2006
 solo Oriental performance at Pizza Hafla
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA

July 22, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA


July 9, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Halanda Studio 2nd Sunday Live Arabic Music Party
 San Jose, CA

June 30, 2006
 Guest hostess and solo Oriental performance at Pizza Hafla
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA

June 10-11, 2006
 Hahbi'Ru  performed a folkloric Egyptian suite
 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
 Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA


May 27, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

May 20, 2006
 dance suite from Karadeniz (Black Sea) region of Turkey with Yore Folk Dance Ensemble
 Statewide Folk Dance Concert
 West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

May 14, 2006
 solo Turkish Oryantal suite plus a duet of Armenia classical dance with Hala
 Halanda Studio Grand Opening
 Halanda Studio, San Jose, CA

April 16, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 an evening of dance hosted by Hala with live music by the Georges Lammam Ensemble
 Peńa Pachamama, San Francisco, CA

April 8, 2006
 Algerian dances with Danse Mahgreb and Moh Alileche and Ensemble
 Stanford University, Stanford, CA

April 1, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

March 4, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

Feb. 26, 2006  
 solo Oriental performance
 Amina's Cleopatra Nights evening,
 Amira Restaurant, San Francisco,CA

Feb. 5, 2006
  solo Oriental performance
 Azura's Birthday Bash
 Negeen Restaurant, Campbell, CA

Feb. 4, 2006
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

Jan. 15, 2006
 with Hahbi'Ru
 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions
 San Francisco, CA

Jan. 14, 2006
 solo of Turkish Romani dance and with Hahbi'Ru
 SF/BA MECDA's Gala Show, Passages - A Journey Through Dance,   Palo Alto, CA



2005

Dec. 30, 2005
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

Dec. 16, 2005
 solo Oriental performance
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

Dec. 11, 2005
 sword duet with Rebecca Firestone
 Cafe Bellie presented by Luna
 Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA

Dec. 3, 2005
 solo Oriental performance
 opening of Adira's new shop, The Magic Camel Boutique
 Mountain View, CA

Nov. 13, 2005
 with Hahbi'Ru and Danse Mahgreb
 Carnival of Stars Dance Festival
 Centennial Hall, Hayward, CA

Nov. 11, 2005
 Guest hostess and solo Oriental performance at 2nd Friday Pizza Hafla
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA

Nov. 4, 2005
 performed Algerian dances with Danse Mahgreb and Moh Alileche and Ensemble
 Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA

Oct. 21, 2005
 solo performance at Zephyra's Pizza Raqs
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA

Oct. 15, 2005
 solo Oriental performance (two shows)
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

Oct. 14, 2005
 Guest hostess and solo Oriental performance at 2nd Friday Pizza Hafla
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA
 
Oct. 1, 2005
 solo Oriental performance (two shows)
 Kan Zeman Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA

Sept. 23, 2005
 with Hahbi'Ru on Arabian Nights at Sea Cruise
 LA to Ensenada Carnival Cruise

Sept. 17, 2005
 solo Oryantal performance at Desert Dance Festival
 live music by John Belizikjian
 San Jose, CA

Sept. 9, 2005
 solo performance
 Hafla hosted by Azura
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA

August 27, 2005
 solo Oryantal performance
 "Night at the Oasis" hosted by Dunia
 live music by Jonathan Kessler and Michael Gruber
 Los Olivos Restaurant, Fremont, CA

August 26, 2005
 solo Oryantal performance
 Hafla hosted by Parri
 Straw Hat Pizza, San Jose, CA

August 21, 2005
 solo Oriental performance
 evening of dance hosted by Parri
 Menara Restaurant, San Jose, CA

July/August, 2005 (weekends)
 performed with Hahbi'Ru at Stafford Lake Renaissance Faire

July 8, 2005
 Guest-Hostess at Straw Hat Pizza
 Solo Oriental performance plus "World Premier" of sword duet choregraphed by Rebecca Firestone
 San Jose, CA

June 24, 2005
 performed Algerian dances with Danse Mahgreb and Moh Alileche and Ensemble
 Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA

June 17, 2005
 Solo Oriental performance at "Danza del Sol", an Evening of Middle Eastern dance
 the Bean Scene, Sunnyvale, CA
 presented by Paloma of Lunatic Fringe Belly Dance Essentials

June 11, 2005
 solo ethnic dance performance at Ardenwood Celtic Festival
 Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, CA

June 10, 2005
 solo Oriental performance
 Straw Hat Pizza. San Jose, CA

February 11, 2005
 solo Oriental performance
 Straw Hat Pizza. San Jose, CA

January 14, 2005
 solo Oriental performance
 Straw Hat Pizza. San Jose, CA


2004

December 4, 2004
 solo performance -- premiered "Sükrü and the Snake" suite
 Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan's December Hafla, San Jose, CA

November 14, 2004
 with Hahbi'Ru
 Ghawazee.com's Holiday Dance Festival, Hayward, CA

September/October 2004
 with Hahbi'Ru
 Northern California Renaissance Faire , Casa de Fruta (near Gilroy, CA)

July/August 2004
 with Hahbi'Ru
 Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire, Novato, CA

June 19-20, 2004
 performed dance suite from Silifke, Turkey with Stanford Turkish Folk Dance Ensemble/Grup Yore
 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, San Francisco, CA

March 14, 2004
 perfomed solo dance in Turkish Rom style
 performed Turkish folk dances with Stanford Turkish Folk Dance Ensemble/Grup Yore
 concert: Anatolian Spirit - The Journey of Dance, Pleasanton, CA






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