7:00 pm19:00

(VT) Special Belly Dance & Folkloric Dance Show @Lake Morey Resort

  • Lake Morey Resort

A rare local showcase featuring professional belly dancers and folkloric troupes performing dances from across the globe! Open to the public. 

Leila Farid (USA/Egypt)
Sahra Saeeda (USA/Egypt)
Tamalyn Dallal (USA/International citizen)
Amity Alize and the Raq-ettes of Raq-On Dance (NH, VT, MA, & ME)
Alwan Dance Company (MA/RI)
Alia Thabit (VT)
Ameena (RI)
Amy & Danielle (OH)
Aurel (MA)
Liesa (NY)
Origins Folkloric Dance Company (MA)
Suad (CT)
Tava (CT)
& More!

(MA) Ma'salama ya Karim!
7:00 pm19:00

(MA) Ma'salama ya Karim!

  • Cambridge YMCA Theater

Origins is honored to be performing in Karim's farewell show!


Come wish Karim Nagi well as he relocates from New England! Special farewell show with folk dance, live music, and guest performers.

Since he first immigrated to the US, New England has been Karim Nagi's home and artistic headquarters. But it's time for the next phase, as he prepares to relocate.

The show will feature Karim Nagi's signature performances, live music, and guest performances by Karim's students, colleagues, and supporters, including Kay Hardy Campbell, Shadia Tohme, Soumaya MaRose, Boujemaa Razgui, Origins Folkloric Dance Company, Natassia, Hadia, and more.

$10 in advance / $15 at the door (cash only)

8:00 pm20:00

(MA) Belly and Soul

  • Out of the Blue II

Belly and Soul is a monthly event that celebrates all forms and styles of belly dance. Origins is honored to be performing in the January show. Our show includes the "Sudani", "Eiwa Aah", "Nubian", and "Women's Dance". 

Please come help support this wonderful community event!

Origins' showtime is estimated to be at 8:45 pm.



1:00 pm13:00

(MA) New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)

  • Mansfield High School

The New England Folk Festival is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands. The 2016 Festival takes place April 15-17  in Mansfield, Massachusetts (near Boston).

Origins will be performing on the High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 16, in the afternoon slot (sorry, no exact times). See this page for the lineup:

6:00 pm18:00

(CT) Belly Dance Connection

  • Marco Polo Restaurant

Origins joins a wonderful lineup of dancers, including featured dancer Elisheva Raqs, Su'ad, Sahina, Aria, and more! 

5:00 pm17:00

Moksa Raqs Live!

  • Moksa Restaurant

Featuring live music, open mic dancers and lots of open dance. Origins is honored to be the featured guest troupe of the evening!

Admission by advance ticket purchase ($11) via Paypal at host Erzulie's site
They must sell 20 tickets sold to hold the event so if you are coming, please Paypal as soon as you can! (Kids under 10 get in free, please let Erzulie know when you order. Kids must be supervised at all times.)

Please remember to support Moksa with your food and drink orders—If we don’t, they won’t be able to continue the event. Please do not buy a ticket then not show up for food and drink.

4:30 pm16:30

New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)

  • Mansfield High School

The New England Folk Festival is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands. The 2015 Festival, our 71st annual Festival, is to be held on April 24-26, 2015 in Mansfield, Massachusetts (near Boston).

Origins will be performing on the High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 25, in the afternoon slot (sorry, no exact times). See this page for the lineup:

2:30 pm14:30

Lifting Winter's Veil

  • Park Avenue Congregational Church

Snake Dance Theater presents a theatrical hafla featuring a variety of solo and troupe performances - including Origins! 

Location is T-accessible and there is plenty of free street parking. 


A Village Festival 2
6:30 pm18:30

A Village Festival 2

  • Cambridge YMCA Theater

Join us in our first full-length theatrical show! We'll be performing old favorites and some new repertoire, including some original choreographies!

We welcome special guests "The Sons and Daughters of Alexander the Great", a Greek folkloric dance troupe who specializes in the dances of northern Greece.

Tickets are $30. Click here to purchase.  

Doors 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm. 

Origins is also having a gently-used costume sale at the event. Dancers, bring your checkbooks!

4:00 pm16:00

Workshop Showcase

  • Regent Theater

Za-Beth hosts Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray, who will teach dances of the Turkic world. 

5:00 pm17:00

A Village Festival

Join Origins Folkloric Dance Company on a journey through the oases, deserts, and villages of Egypt, North Africa, and Lebanon, as we share the rich musical and dance traditions of the people of these countries. Be part of the joy and fun of dancing in community.

Athenian Corner Restaurant
207 Market St.
Lowell, MA

Tickets: $25 and $20. Purchase details forthcoming.

3:00 pm15:00

RAQTOBERFEST: Tribal Fusion & World Music Festival

  • Arts at the Armory

RAQTOBERFEST is Boston’s premier Tribal Fusion Belly Dance festival, created and produced by Urban Nomad Dance Co. This day-long festival will include a belly dance workshop by nationally acclaimed Tribal Fusion artist, Jenna Shear, as well as interactive Middle-Eastern, Balkan, North African, and Andalusian dance workshops by the most sought-after local presenters in these genres.

6:45 pm18:45

Dance for Peace

The YWCA Central Massachusetts will host its fourth annual Dance for Peace on Friday, September 27. All funds raised during this dance marathon benefit the YWCA’s BWR Program, the local domestic violence program in North Central Massachusetts.Origins will be performing a short set and demonstrating some folkloric moves!

Fitchburg Senior Center
14 Wallace Ave.
Fitchburg, MA 01420

10:00 am10:00

Yankee Homecoming

Join Origins for a festive start to a summer weekend as we entertain attendees of Newburyport's Yankee Homecoming Festival! Origins will be joining musicians and other performers as part of the downtown entertainment on the Market Square Stage on Merrimac Street in Newburyport.

1:00 pm13:00

Salem Arts Festival

Origins is pleased to be performing at the 2013 Salem Arts Festival. The SAF - which runs June 7 - 9 - promotes the arts in downtown Salem through a collaborative festival for residents and visitors, providing opportunities to highlight the existing artist community and encourage general community participation in the arts.

Origins will be performing on Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 pm on the Fountain Stage.

FMI: Salem Arts Festival

Shimmy Shack!
5:00 pm17:00

Shimmy Shack!

  • Ancient Art Studios

Origins will be performing at Ancient Art Studio's Shimmy Shack Evening, featuring the Fred Elias Ensemble! We are pleased to be performing with headliner Aurel and 

Manuela Ameena, Angela, Kizzie, Jewel, Jackie, Irir, Riena, Siham, Rosheema, Holly, Jemileh, and the Bellydance Collective! 

For more information and to buy tix, visit the Ancient Art Studios web site