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Bal Anat London Show | Stratford Circus | Friday, 06. April 2018

The longest running belly dance show of all time is coming to London 6 April 2018!
Come be a part of history!

This Spring we are bringing Suhaila Salimpour and her dance company from California to London to perform with over 50 dancers from around the world as part of the Bal Anat 50th Anniversery Tour!

This is a momentous event in belly dance history in the UK and has been recognized by the Arts Council of England as such.

Anna Kemper and the Salimpour School of Dance present:
Bal Anat performing “Bal Anat: 50th Anniversary Tour”
Friday, April 6 2018, 7:30pm
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

Tickets £33
Tickets on the door, if available, cost £40
18 and Under £15.
Ticket sales will open Monday 11 December at 12pm noon!
Tickets available on EventBrite at

Bal Anat—the longest-running belly dance company in the world—will present an evening of traditional, folkloric, and fantasy belly dance, celebrating 50 years. The groundbreaking and globally-influential company was created in 1968 by Jamila Salimpour, who drew from her experience as a performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Under the direction of master choreographer and dancer Suhaila Salimpour, the evening’s performance will include dance tableaux from the Middle East, North Africa, the Anatolian Peninsula, and Persia. The company includes more than 25 performers, hailing from across the United States, Canada, East Asia, and Europe.

Director Suhaila Salimpour notes, “Bal Anat was innovative from the very beginning.” She adds, “My mother’s groundbreaking presentation was the first to integrate dancing with and balancing a sword. She also popularized dancing with a water pot, with snakes, and dancing on glass water goblets.”

The performance will coincide with workshops taught by Suhaila Salimpour, at the Stratford Circus Art s Centre Dance Studio
Saturday, April 7
10-1pm Suhaila Salimpour Format: Killer Drills
2-5pm Jamila Salimpour Format Combinations with Finger Cymbals

Advance booking recommended:

About Bal Anat
Originally created in 1968 for the spectacle and wonder of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Northern California, Bal Anat is now the longest-running concert-length belly dance show in the world. Founded by belly dance innovator, Jamila Salimpour, as a truly unique and exciting entertainment experience, the company is name for “Bal,” the French word for a dance gathering, and “Anat,” an ancient Mesopotamian mother goddess: Dance of the Mother Goddess.

About the director, Suhaila Salimpour
Suhaila Salimpour is a highly-acclaimed belly dance performer, teacher, and choreographer. As a teenager, she began integrating the Middle Eastern dance passed on to her from her mother, Jamila Salimpour, with her own extensive training in ballet, jazz, tap, and American street styles. After working as a professional belly dance performer in the Middle East for over 10 years, she established her school and certification program in the United States in the late 1990s. She has choreographed hundreds of dances, from the classic to the avant garde, and was nominated for an Isadora Duncan award for solo performance in 2005. Her methods and approach to teaching belly dance is a true artistic breakthrough: a revolutionary technique that has elevated belly dance practice and performance. Her technique and methods are now used by dancers in all stylizations, and the Salimpour School is one of the most respected and influential schools of belly dance in the world.
  • This April we are running 2 very special open level workshops with Suhaila Salimpour in conjunction with the Bal Anat Show! This is a fantastic opportunity to train with Suhaila in a 3 hour or 6 hour capacity. Workshops are covering both the Suhaila Salimpour Format and the Jamila Salimpour Format. Did somebody mention the perfect holiday gift?....
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  • Oh no so gutted I won't be able to make it! :'O
  • All booked! Can't wait 🤗
  • Discounted tickets for the Bal Anat London show are now sold out but we have regular tickets available for £33 on EventBrite *including fees! Don't miss these ones - once they are gone, they are gone! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bal-anat-london-show-2018-tickets-41207355309
  • Discounted tickets for the Bal Anat London show are now sold out but we have regular tickets available for £33 on EventBrite! Don't miss these ones - once they are gone, they are gone! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bal-anat-london-show-2018-tickets-41207355309
  • Wow, this is so exciting - only 3 discounted tickets left!!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQLAT88lQb8
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  • Ticket sales go live in 1 minute!! To purchase the special price Early Bird tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bal-anat-london-show-2018-tickets-41207355309
  • Tickets go on sale in 40 minutes!
  • Check out the trailer for the 2016 Bal Anat Show in Brussels! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paMXsWhagm0