December 4th, 7:30 PM
Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford MA
In only a month and a half, it will be December! Raks Nativity is a great way to kick off your holiday season. Combining Middle Eastern dance with comedy and theater, Raks Nativity is a great way to introduce friends and family to our dance style.
Raks Nativity is a new take on the Christmas Pageant. While the plot remains the same, this pageant depicts each scene with dances from the Middle East and fusion “bellydance”, including Saidi, Baladi, and Wings of Isis. Mary and Joseph will travel to Bethlehem with their amazing dancing horse. The shepherds will dance a traditional cane dance from Egypt, while their sheep cavort in the fields. The Three Kings will make their journey to the court music of Moorish Spain, while the little drummer boy will drum for the Holy Family and all of their well-wishers. It’s the Christmas Pageant as you’ve never seen it before.
This show will be presented in Chelmsford MA at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at 7:30PM, doors at 7pm. One day only! Tickets will be $15 at the door, and are $12 in advance on the website, or $10 for groups of 4+. Admission is open to all, children and families are especially welcome. The reduced price for a group of 4 makes it especially affordable to families. Tickets are available on the website for the event: http://raksnativity.bellydancernepenthe.com
In the Christmas spirit, the show benefits a charity for children, given the connection of gift-giving and a family in need. The show benefits Cradles to Crayons, a Boston and Philadelphia based charity with the mission of providing to children birth to 12 with the most important basics of life, free of charge. All profits from this event will be donated to the charity and show-goers will be encouraged to donate new socks, underwear and warm winter wear for children at this event.
Don’t miss this holiday event with some of Boston’s brightest bellydance and folkloric dancers, as you’ve never seen them before. Amira Jamal, Badriya Al-Badi’a, Jemileh Nour, Johara and Snake Dance Theater, Seyyide Sultan and more.