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High Beam Dreams

Arabian Night - Syrian Dinner & Live Belly Dance Show

Syrian Dinner & Belly Dance Show. Experience a cultural journey of food and dance and help raise funds for Syria and Turkey.

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Arabian Night - Syrian Dinner & Live Belly Dance Show
Arabian Night - Syrian Dinner & Live Belly Dance Show

Time & Location

May 27, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

High Beam Dreams, 350 Glassford Rd, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V8, Canada

About the Event

Doors: 5:30 p.m. Dinner and Dance: 6:00 p.m.

This event is to raise funds for  Syria and Turkey. Please note that the tickets are non-refundable.

About Performers: Ashley and Leslie:

Ashley: Ashley Rhianne is an award-winning dancer & instructor trained in Egyptian-style dance based in Vancouver-Canada.

She is a highly sought-after performer and has been a main staple in the Vancouver scene known for her expressive and personable performances, elegance, and natural joie de vivre.  Ashley Rhianne has taught, judged & performed nationally & internationally in festivals, intensives & classes. She teaches  regular  weekly classes, master series & privates.

To date, Ashley Rhianne has performed throughout Canada, the USA, Trinidad, Egypt, Ecuador, Ukraine, Brazil, Vietnam, and in the UK. She has long held residency in most of the Greek, Arabic, Persian and Mediterranean restaurants and venues in Vancouver, BC since 2001 and has performed in many festivals, multicultural events, theatres and on television. Ashley also spent summers in Cairo in 2017 & 2018 performing on boats on the Nile for Egyptian and foreign audiences. She was also a featured guest artist, teacher, and judge at Oriental Passion Saigon (Vietnam 2018 & 2019), Raqs of Course Festival (Egypt 2018), Isadora Cup Festival (Ukraine 2017), Powerhouse (Seattle 2018), Dahab Brasil Egipto (Brazil 2018), Miami Bellydance Convention (Miami 2019) and Bellyfolklore (Ecuador 2017 & 2018).

Leslie: Leslie is a Vancouver bellydancer. She loves getting audiences on their feet to enjoy the music and break the ice at events.  Specializing in sword balancing and silk veil work, she has a flexibility and timing that is sure to impress. Her education in the art of middle eastern dance helps her choose the right music and costume for any event. As artistic director for Sahara Nights Bellydance, she took home the first place award in the Duo category for Sahara Nights sword performance at the 2017 Dance Orientale Competition in Washington. Trained in ballet, jazz, latin dance and Brazilian Samba, Leslie is also an accomplished choreographer.

About Tayybeh: Tayybeh was officially launched as a social enterprise to provide steady employment opportunities for Syrian newcomer women as well as an opportunity for community building and social integration. In five years, Tayybeh's catering service is now one of Vancouver's most recognized and celebrated providers of premium Middle Eastern fare at office lunches, banquets, conferences, receptions, social events, weddings, and other functions. Tayybeh's retail foods, including dips, pita chips, spreads, and frozen meals are a growing staple in the homes of Vancouverites. Whether it's Tayybeh Grillz's burgers and kebabs or our specialty sweet red pepper Muhammarah, their numerous Syrian food products have been huge hits.

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