Sunday, September 30, 2012

2012 Skirt Duet Video

The Sultry Sirens, Eden Nadirah and Azizi, perform a cute skirt duet to a song by Amr Diab called, “Kalby Ekhtarak.” Here is a video segment of their performance in Allen, NE at the 2012 Love-A-Lop Animal Swap Meet.

If you want to see the entire performance, check them out at Fatimah’s purple and yellow tent at the Renaissance Faire in Sioux City, IA October 6th and 7th. Riverssance is only one weekend out of a year, so don’t miss it!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sword Video 2010

This video is Karnak’s sword dance from 2010 at the International Day of Dance. This year, Karnak is going to belly dance with a new sword at the Kingdom of Riverssance. Karnak is going to perform with the Celestial Sisters.

The Celestial Sisters are going to dance as guests of the Diamond Dust Dancers. Search for the big purple and yellow tent to find belly dancing at this year’s Renaissance festival in Sioux City, IA.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Flyer for Riverssance 2012

Click here to share the 2012 poster for Riverssance on facebook.
Here is the flyer for the 9th gathering of the Kingdom of Riverssance in Sioux City, Iowa. The Rogues will be there, and it’s going to be a great festival. There will be so much to do in addition to listening to Celtic music. There will be a few belly dance troupes performing in addition to the Celestial Sisters, including the Diamond Dust Dancers and Danza Mystique. There will be parades and jousts daily too!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Isis Wings Video

This is a video of Karnak when she belly danced with Isis wings at Riverssance in 2011 in Sioux City, IA. The song is "Farha wa Marha" by Emad Sayyah, and the dance was choreographed by Karnak.


This year, Karnak will perform with the Celestial Sisters at the Renaissance festival on October 6th and 7th.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

9th Annual Riverssance

Belly dancers Azizi and Eden Nadirah at the Kingdom Riverssance in 2009
Photo by Entity Photographic
Riverssance is fast approaching! The Renaissance faire will take place October 6th and 7th at Riverside Park. The Rogues are the featured performers for the 9th annual festival. There will be many other performers, including jousters and fire dancers, and belly dancers! Fatimah from the Diamond Dust Dancers will host a belly dance tent, and the Celestial Sisters will be there. Danza Mystique from Des Moines will be there too.

Karnak belly danced with a veil at the Sioux City Renaissance Festival in 2008
To learn more about Riverssance and where to buy tickets, see the KTIV article.
Nadine at Riverssance in 2010
Photo by Robin

Saturday, September 8, 2012

2012 Riverssance

Karnak belly danced with a sword at Riverssance in 2010
Photo by Entity Photographic
Eden Nadirah danced with finger cymbals at Riverssance in 2010
Picture by Robin
The Celestial Sisters are going to be at Sioux City’s annual Renaissance festival this year! Keep an eye out for more information. It’s going to be a blast!

Nadine enjoyed performing at Riverssance in 2010
Photo by Robin
Azizi belly danced with a cane at Riverssance in 2010
Photo by Karnak

Sunday, September 2, 2012

2012 MN Renaissance Fair Pictures

Azizi at the 2012 MN Renaissance Festival
Photograph by Karnak
Yesterday, Azizi, Eden Nadirah, and Karnak spent the day at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for the Silk Road weekend. They saw some good performances by the Sisters of the Sahara, Caravan, a debke group, and John Khoury’s Arabic Ensemble. To see more photos of their adventure, check out their album 2012 Minnesota Renaissance Festival: Silk Road on facebook. There are a lot of other belly dancers from the festival posted too.

A belly dancer from Sisters of the Sahara at the Renaissance Fair
Picture by Karnak


The winners of the 2012 Minnesota State Belly Dance Competition
Photo by Karnak