- June 23, 2014
-- A milestone in the art of belly dance
. Choreographed by Suhaila Salimpour and performed by the Suhaila Dance Company, this full-length production presents the modern evolution of belly dance with vibrant choreography, rich Arabic music, and the passion of highly skilled dancers.
Enta Omri translates to “You are my life.” The beautiful poetry of the Arabic world and themes of love and lost converge in this creative vision. Suhaila Dance Company takes the audience on a journey down a woman’s road to wisdom earned through her experiences in love. Sometimes mischievous, playful, and tender, other times brutal, lonely and lost, the dancers navigate this emotional landscape with the highest level of technical virtuosity and artistic sensitivity.
This work features a soundtrack that is a collaboration between musical producers Suhaila Salimpour and renowned tabla master Ziad Islambouli and was recorded by the top musicians in Lebanon. The particular pieces in this performance were carefully selected for their significance to Arabic culture, music, and dance.
The story’s powerful music combined with elegant costumes designed by Costume Designer Julianna Aberle-Mcclellan and Suhaila Salimpour, and breathtaking lighting by Lighting Designer Patty-Ann Farrell, creates a sensual atmosphere with in which the all female cast sculpted into exquisite gestures and energetic expressions capture the essence of Mrs. Salimpour’s renowned choreographic mastery.