Belly Dance Entertainment in Portland, OR
Raqs Ayana specializes in Egyptian and American cabaret belly dance and provides entertainment for all occasions. Custom crafted choreographies, costume changes, and audience participation during the show are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you choose to add live musical accompaniment to the performance, or let Raqs Ayana provide the recordings, your guests will be up and dancing to the enchanting sounds of Middle Eastern music and drums.
Known as Raqs sharqi, or “Dance of the East” in Arabic, bellydance is the common name for an art form that has captivated the hearts and minds of audiences near and far. Based in the folk dances done among women in their homes, bellydance performances are great for women’s celebrations such as birthdays, bridal showers, and bat mitzvahs. Raqs Ayana’s costumes are made by the top designers in Egypt and Turkey and they never fail to impress! Shimmying fringe, flowing silks, and gleaming gems evoke images from a distant time and place.
Props can include Assaya (Egyptian cane dance), Shamedan (Egyptian candelabra dance), candle tray balancing, sword, veil, fan veil, and finger cymbals. Live music by Middle Eastern band Ritim Egzotik can also be arranged.
PAST CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)
Boys’ & Girls’ Aid
PAST APPEARANCES INCLUDE:
Jamballah NW Festival
Oriental Bliss Productions
Bellydancer of the Year Competition
I recently hired Raqs Ayana Bellydance to perform at OMSI After Dark and they were fantastic! Easy to work with and great performers. I would definitely hire them again.Melony Beaird