Traditional Middle Eastern dance performance and instruction.
Alaska Awalim was established in 2005 as a school of Middle Eastern dance, culture and music with the end goal of creating a community of artists dedicated to sharing the beauty and traditions of Middle Eastern art with the Fairbanks community. We have presented many student recital performances, and were finally able to present our first troupe performance in 2010. The following year, we hosted guest artists Brothers of the Baladi who came to Fairbanks to work with local dance leaders in a featured concert, as well as to offer workshops in Middle Eastern music. Current projects include working with local musicians to present a performance with all the challenges and magic dancing with a live band has to offer, as well as hosting a workshop with world renowned Turkish style dancer, Artemis Mourat. I am grateful to all the dedicated dancers, past and present, who have worked to make Alaska Awalim what it is today and look forward to seeing where tomorrow leads us.