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Bal Anat 50 Year Tour Show

Blue Lotus Tribe

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

Bal Anat 50 Year Tour Show

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
VIP Seating
Up-close seating in the first three rows of the theater.
Nov 3, 2018 $55.00 $5.12
General Admission Seating
Main floor seating rows D-M
Nov 3, 2018 $35.00 $4.01
Balcony Seating
Balcony seating rows AA through DD
Nov 3, 2018 $30.00 $3.72
VIP Wheelchair
Wheelchair accessible seating in VIP section
Nov 3, 2018 $55.00 $5.12
Gen Admission Wheelchair
Wheelchair accessible seating in General Admission
Nov 3, 2018 $35.00 $4.01
Balcony Wheelchair
Wheelchair accessible seating in Balcony
Nov 3, 2018 $30.00 $3.72

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Event Details

​The Tantalizing Tale of 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.

Drawing from her experience as a performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, belly dance innovator Jamila Salimpour formed Bal Anat as a truly unique and exciting entertainment experience. She named it for “Bal,” the French word for a dance gathering, and “Anat,” an ancient Mesopotamian mother goddess: Dance of the Mother Goddess.

Entering in a flurry of finger cymbals and richly decorated costuming, the ensemble features at least 25 performers, each performing a different dance, each with its own character and origin. Innovative from the very beginning, Jamila Salimpour’s groundbreaking presentation was the first to integrate dancing with and balancing a sword, a now quintessential belly dance prop.

Every performance of Bal Anat is different, and you’ll never see the same show twice. You might see the fierce women of Morocco, the stately Ouled Nail from Algeria, the flirty 19th-Century Ghawazi from Egypt, or the coy water pot dancers. But you’ll always witness the masked dance of the Mother Goddess, the archetypal feminine creator and destroyer, a tribute to matriarch Jamila Salimpour herself.

Never static or stale, Bal Anat is ever-evolving. When Suhaila Salimpour, daughter of Jamila Salimpour, took over direction of the company in 1999, she overhauled the show for a new generation of dancers and audiences. She replaced the original dances with all-new choreographies, including the classic Sword Dance, Pot Dance, and dance of the Mother Goddess.

Its groundbreaking blend of the traditional, folkloric, and fantasy has inspired and will continue to inspire generations of belly dancers.

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    Beverly Arts Center
    2407 West 111th Street
    Chicago, IL 60655

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)


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    Blue Lotus Tribe

    Established in 2001, Chicago's Blue Lotus Tribe is one of the strongest and longest lasting tribal fusion dance troupes in the Midwest. Heralded for their tight improvistaional skills, original choreographies, impeccable technique, and party-like stage presence, Blue Lotus Tribe is working hard to bring the Midwestern tribal scene to the forefront.

    As workshop instructors, Blue Lotus Tribe is fun, challenging, creative, and instructive for all levels of dancer. They have been honored to teach at some of the United States' well known belly dance events such as Tribal Fest (CA), 3rd Coast Tribal (TX), Elevation (CO), TribOriginal (NC), and dozens of other smaller events throughout the country. They also host the Midwest's largest tribal belly dance festival every June, Tribal Revolution

    Visit them at BlueLotusTribe.com

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