Arabesque Entertainment — Shows/Prices
Our highly trained male and female dance artists and musicians have extensive experience in performing on prominent international stages. Directors Yasmina Ramzy, Bassam Bishara, and Suleiman Warwar ensure all Arabesque artists continue to excel in their technical and artistic expertise, aesthetic qualities, stage presence and outgoing, friendly personalities.
Arabesque Dancers are world renowned as Canada's top proponents of many styles of Middle Eastern dance specializing in Bellydance, Whirling Dervish, Khaleegy, Assaya (Cane), Tahtiib, Dabki, Shamadan, Milaya, Hagallah, Saiidi, Port Said, Zaar, Classical Raqs Sharqi, Mohamed Ali Street style, Turkish Roma, all with appropriate male/female folklore roles.
Arabesque Musicians are masters in a wide range of Arab music styles including Classical, Contemporary, Regional and Muwashshahaat. Musical instruments include oude, violin, qanun, naye, trumpet, bagpipes, keyboard, rababa, tabla/derbeki (dumbek), daholla, riqq, qatim, tabal, mazhar, segat. Lead male vocals - Bassam Bishara. Lead female vocals - Najwa Tannus.
Prices are for the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) - please inquire for outside this area
Specialized costuming for conservative audiences available.
NEW - Dance Montage - MOST POPULAR
An ensemble of female Arabesque dance artists performing a montage of Middle Eastern dance styles. Each mointage is designed and tailored for particular audiences such as Egyptian, Lebanese, Gulf and Pan Arab themes. Each 17 minute set includes 12 minutes of choreography featuring up to 8 different styles of music and dance often with props followed by 5 minutes of audience participation
- 2 dancers $550
- 3 dancers $650
- 4 dancers $800
- 5 dancers $950
Solo Dance Artist
Lead Arabesque dance artist in a 20 minute performance to pre-recorded music with option of audience participation.
Solo Dance Artist & 2 Drummers
Lead Arabesque dance artist in a 20 minute performance accompanied by 2 drummers, including Drum Mania performance, with option of audience participation.
Tanoura / Whirling Dervish(s)
Colourful and mezmerizing, with layers of multicoloured skirts, the dancer(s) whirl continuously while performing thrilling tricks with different skirts - 5 minutes
- $175 each dancer - up to five at a time
- $150 each when included in another show package
- see video clip of Dervish here
Dance Trio & 2 Drummers - VERY POPULAR
Three dance artists in a 20 minute ensemble performance — one choreography performed by trio of dance artists to pre-recorded music followed by Drum Mania while dance artists change costumes and then return to perform with the drummers followed by optional audience participation.
- See video of Arabesque Drummers here
Folklore Duet Package
Folklore Ensemble Package
Arabesque dance ensemble in a 20 minute performance with pre-recorded music perform a choreography (Bellydance or Dabki or Khaleegy or Turkish Roma or Assaya) followed by a solo Whirling Dervish while ensemble changes costume and then return to perform a second choreography or your choice.
Zaffeh & Show
If the Zaffeh and Show are performed together within a one hour time period, substantial discounts can be made from combining these packages. If Zaffeh is performed earlier in evening and the Show later, pricing is applicable as separate performances. Please see ZAFFEH.
Music Band - 6 musicians
- Bassam Bishara (oude, lead vocals)
- Suleiman Warwar (lead tabla/dumbek)
- Eddy Suleiman (violin)
- Walid Najjar (keyboard)
- Mohamed Srouji (qatim)
- Mohanned Moatassem (daholla & riqq)
Requirements for Performers
- Good Sound System
- Clear dance space of 100 square feet per dancer
- Floor suitable for dancing in bare feet
- Private secure change area - not public washroom
- Microphones and boom arm stands as required
Note: For long distance engagments, please inquire.
Note: Sound system available - price dependant upon venue.
Note: New Year's Eve and Christmas pricing is 50% more.