This Thursday, the Mid-Eastern Dance Exchange (MEDE) is hosting its seventh annual Orientalia festival, a yearly event that draws hundreds of people to see belly-dance performances and participate in workshops with the featured dancers. But this year Orientalia comes with a twist. The event will also kick off a nationwide talent search for Miles Copeland's Twelve Desert Roses, a troupe he is putting together; this will be the basis for a film documentary capturing the essence of the "American... More >>>