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Rachel - Belly Dancer

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Hathor Dance Theatre
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Solo Performance Belly Dancing

A Belly Dance performance will add colour and sparkle to your CORPORATE FUNCTION, BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, WEDDING / ANNIVERSARY or any other event where you want to impress your guests!

As a professional Bellydancer, I perform regularly at a variety of restaurants, functions and festivals throughout Sydney.

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~ Regular Performances ~ Past Performances ~
~ Feedback ~ Booking information ~

Performances are presented with high quality costuming and a range of props such as veil or double veil, zills (sagat or finger cymbals), stick (assaya or cane) and sword to give a mesmerising show. Folkloric elements such as shamadan (candelabra balancing) and khaleegy may also be included on request. My music is chosen to be appropriate to the venue and the audience or client's preference, usually including a combination of classical Arabic music and modern or pop music from the appropriate country. Performances are suitable for audiences of all backgrounds, whether Middle Eastern (e.g., Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, Assyrian and Persian), Australian, or multicultural.


Regular Shows

Saturday nights:
Romeo's Mediterranean Restaurant, 40 Cowper St Parramatta, tel. 9893 9999. 9.30pm fortnightly (shared with Sally).
Shatto Lounge, 185 Elizabeth Drive Liverpool, tel. 9821 1311. 10.30pm weekly.

Other restaurants where I frequently perform (on request for booked groups):
  • Sumac Restaurant & Bar, Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour, tel. 9281 2700
  • Galeri Mediterranean Restaurant/Lounge, 60 Lime St, King St Wharf, Darling Harbour, tel. 9279 2924
  • Cedars Valley Lebanese Restaurant, Avoca St, Randwick, tel. 9326 4122
  • Efes Turkish Restaurant, 124 King St, Newtown, tel. 9516 4276.
  • Erciyes II Turkish Restaurant, Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, tel. 9664 1913
  • Rakkase Turkish Restaurant, 420 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, tel. 9699 1662
  • The Prophet Lebanese Cuisine, 274 Cleveland St Surry Hills, tel. 9698 7025.
  • Apadana Persian Restaurant, 3 Good St, Granville, tel. 9682 1929
  • LBC (Lebanese Business Centre), Gibson Ave Padstow, tel. 9792 2240.

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Past Performances

Some of my past performance venues include:
Function centres: (Looking for a venue for your function? Click here!)
The Vaudeville Revesby, Conca D'Oro Riverwood, The Bellevue Bankstown, Bellevue Riverside, Fontana Amorosa Liverpool, The Palais Leichhardt, The Red Rose Rockdale, The Grand Barclay, Dresden Lounge, Le Montage, Bosphorus Reception Auburn, The Emporium Bankstown, The Haldon Lakemba, Adeel's Palace, Wadi el-Arayesh (formerly El Bardowny).
Lebanese venues:
LBC (Lebanese Business Centre), Johnny's, Summerland*, Rimal, Romeo's*, El Phoenician*, Arax*, Christina's*, Cadmus, Hannibal, Cedars Valley, The Prophet.
Turkish venues:
Shatto Lounge, Erciyes, Erciyes II, Koza, Pasha's, Laziko*, Grand Bazaar, Efes, Rakkase.
Persian venues:
Apadana, AnaHita*, Persepolis* (now Kolbeh).
Greek venues:
Enigma*, Mykonos on Crown*, Mythos, Sophocles*, Red Martins*.
Concerts and Festivals:
Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival 2003, 2004, 2005; Bellydancers' Ball 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005; Australian Bellydance Competition, 2003. Numerous Haflas curated by Dreaming of Jeannie Bellydance Academy and Hathor Dance Studio.
Charity Functions and Community Events:
Festival of the Olive, 2005; Arabic Carnivale, 2005; Egyptian Festival, 2004-5; Strathfield Spring Fair, 2005*; Afghan Women's "Bellydance Extravaganza" fundraiser, 2003; Braeside Hospital, 2003; Kingsford Refugee support centre, 2002; University of NSW Cultural program, 2001; Botany Bay Council Multicultural Day, 1999, 2000; Coogee Family Fun Day, 1999, 2000, 2001; Australian Genies Ball; Fairfield East Community Organisation: Villawood International Women's Day.
Other venues and events:
Arabia 2moro CD launch, December 2004*; Fairfield RSL and Merrylands RSL Arabic nights*; Marrickville RSL; Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club; Canterbury Bulldogs Leagues Club*: Kazbah Moroccan Restaurant Balmain*; NaNa's Mediterranean Restaurant Bondi*; Sarah Brightman CD launch*.

* Several of these shows were in conjunction with other dancers, troupes or agencies. I am grateful for the support of my colleagues in the Middle Eastern Dance sorority! In particular I wish to acknowledge the support of Amera, Sahara and all the staff at Amera's Palace, Georgette, Despina, Jrisi, Dounia and Jane.

I have learnt and continue to study with numerous teachers in order to develop further as a dancer. See "About Rachel" for details.

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Feedback

Some of my happy customers:
  • "It was a FANTASTIC weekend! Many thanks for sharing your gift with us."
    Gillian Redman-lloyd, Historic Houses Trust of NSW; Festival of the Olive, November 2005.
  • "Thanks again for your magnificent performance last night. There was no doubt you were the STAR of the evening." David Beirman;
    "Thank you so much for your phenomenal performance last night. ... Thank you again, you have no idea how elated David is about last night; singlehandedly & superbly you raised the image of the Israel Tourism Office & he's completely knocked out by it." Liz Beirman
    Israel Tourism Office & Eastern Mediterranean Tourism Association; October 2005.
  • "Just wanted to thank you for the great performance you did on Saturday."
    Rafia's wedding, June 2005.
  • "Your performance was great and everyone's talking about it today."
    Victoria Longhurst-Pierce, Union Club; May 2005.

Do you have something to contribute? Comments are welcome by email:
rachel "at" bellydancer-rachel.id.au

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Bookings

To make a booking or enquiry, please contact me by:
email: rachel "at" bellydancer-rachel.id.au (sorry to make you type, but it saves me from getting too much spam!)
telephone: 0403 771134
Alternatively, contact Amera's Palace "Book a Bellydancer" service (tel. 9519 4793) and request "Rachel".

If you need a venue, I can help with finding one, whether a function centre or a restaurant. Have a look at the list of restaurants above under "Regular Performances". For larger functions such as weddings, here is a list of recommended reception centres. Duet and troupe shows are also available, and live music and/or drumming can be arranged on request.


Not sure what to expect from a performance?
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions!

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Rachel is a professional Belly Dancer in Sydney, offering quality entertainment at weddings, parties, restaurants and events. A prizewinner in the Australian Belly Dance Competition, she has several years of training and represents the art at a high level. Rachel also performs with other Belly Dancers for larger-scale events. Hire Rachel to perform at your next function.

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