Raksanna’s Desert Flames – 1st Place Troupe 2016
1st Place and People’s Choice performance in the 2016 Heart of America Belly Dance competition.
Judges: Raqia Hassan, Aziza of Cairo, and Samia Du.
Music Mix: Karim Nagy (Original Om Kalthoum, original techno composition by Karim Nagy).
Costumes: Eman Zaki (Cairo, Egypt)
Dancers: Raksanna, Ruth-Ann McEachnie, Karri Soyk, Tracy Mahaljevic, Linda Roberts, Nan Beck, Betsy Zoraida, Sue Wagner, Kim Cassidy (Zerlina Zoe), Renee Castellano, Amira Raqs.
Video: Majestic Photography
Raksanna’s Desert Flames (Chicago, IL, USA)
Award-winning, professional dance company, Raksanna’s Desert Flames, specializes in Oriental and Middle Eastern folkloric dance. The Company recently completed a three-year tour of Confessions of a Belly Dancer which included stops in Off-Broadway NYC, Chicago, Kansas City and Detroit, and five published books. Under the artistic vision and direction of internationally acclaimed choreographer, performer, author and educator Raksanna, the Desert Flames are committed to elevating Middle Eastern dance as a performing art through innovative, exciting and powerful choreography. For more information, please visit www.raksanna.com