Courtesans, demimondaines, showgirls. From Renaissance Italy to Belle Epoque Paris and early 20th Century Show Business, these fearless women danced and charmed their way to fame and fortune often leaving a trail of broken hearts along the way. Known for their wit as much as their beauty, they were among the most educated, cultured and refined females of their time. Poets, singers, dancers, trusted political advisors, spies; muses and artists alike. Women of legendary appetites, infamous vices and above all, extravagant tastes. Odalisque celebrates their passion and joie de vivre in its original dance production, "Salon Demimonde." Expect to be enchanted!
Odalisque combines the excitement of World Dance with the glamor and sophistication of the classic Supperclub in the magical grotto at L.A.s historic El Cid. An international showgirl review with a retro wink, this unique dinner theatre takes inspiration from film, art and far-flung adventures. An eclectic cabaret celebrating muses and the feminine mystique, Odalisque is a production of Baheyya El-Ghazal and Luxora Dance Company. www.luxoradance.com
Baheyya El-Ghazal is a native Angeleno who travels the world as an International Bellydancer, working on top five-star contracts and collecting wild misadventures throughout the Middle East including in Dubai, Bahrain, Jordan, Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt, as well as in Europe and Africa. She is Artistic Director of Luxora Dance Company and the popular Odalisque variety dance show. www.baheyya.com
Internationally acclaimed Princess Farhana has performed, taught, researched and written about Oriental Dance since 1990. Shes appeared in Egypt, Turkey, Australia and China, across Europe and throughout North America. An artistic chameleon, she performs many styles of dance. She is the author of The Bellydance Handbook. www.princessfarhana.com
Created in 2005 by artistic director Aubre Hill, the Lumina Dance Company pushes the expectations of dance artistry with beauty, integrity, & elegance.Based in Los Angeles but travel all over doing performances in everything from traditional bellydance to Vegas showgirl, the Luminettes infuse solid technique, cultural intention, artistic beauty and grace, and innovation. www.aubrehill.com
Tickets available online here.