Arabian Dreams

In the decade-plus since Miami Dade College started it's Middle East Dance Program, the curriculum -- and it's accompanying, annual Belly Dance Show -- has become the biggest and best place in the state of Florida to hone the ancient art of danse du ventre. Saturday's showcase, titled Arabian Dreams, is put on by an incredibly expansive cast (over 80 dancers) from a very wide range of ages (14 to 60). We shot some questions to Irene Baquero, the performance's production manager (and MDC Kendall Campus program manager), to glean a little insight into Arabian Dreams, it's chief choreographer, and the revival of seductive, ancient dance in 2011 South Florida.
Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., 2011
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Matt Preira