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Celebrating the new (jadid), and honoring the traditional (turath), Jawaahir Dance Company celebrates its twentieth anniversary and fifteenth season at the Southern Theater. In keeping with her commitment to presenting the best of Arabic music and dance, Artistic Director Cassandra Shore fills the stage with new works celebrating enchanting music and culture from a region that nurtures some of the world's most thrilling dance traditions. Jawaahir ("jewels" in Arabic) combines traditional folkdances and contemporary Middle Eastern ballets in a theatrical feast for both newcomers and the most global of appetites.

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