Experience the beautiful and grotesque with Desert Sin, a NY based dance company that couples visual spectacle with emotional movement using entrancing characters in innovative stories that reflect the world in which we live. Under Artistic Director, Djahari Clark, Desert Sin continues to use impassioned creativity to maintain itself as an inspirational theatrical dance company.
Band to be announced!
Renee Renata Bergan
PLUS Kaeshi Chai
To be announced
Engine Room New York, 707 8th Ave, downstairs, New York, NY 10036 between 44th and 45th St
6:30-7:00pm Doors Open
7:00-9:30pm Amir Vahab Ensemble
$15 Early Bird / $20 Tier 1 / $25 at the Door / $15 after 8:30pm.
Plus 1 drink or food item if seated at the bar
or 2 drink or food items if seated at a table
Tickets are general admission and non-refundable.
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TABLE RESERVATIONS: Text Lindy at (929)497-6304 with your name and number of people you want seated at your table.
DETAILED BIOGRAPHIES (Listed Alphabetically)
DJAHARI CLARK loves the transformative art of storytelling through movement. With a strong background in theater arts, Persian Ballet, and Middle Eastern Dance she weaves the aesthetics of the beautiful and grotesque to create sensational theater, while continually challenging our pre-conceived notions of “Other”. The founder of Desert Sin, she has traveled the world as a teacher, director, and performer. Djahari has also worked with Ya!Helewa Dance Company, Hidden Room Theatre (Austin Chronicle’s Top Ten Theatrical Wonders), and was a principle dancer for 10 years in Abdollah Nazemi’s Pars National Ballet Company. Her original productions have run at such venues as Hollywood’s Ivar Theater, Galapagos Art Space, Bushwick Starr, House of Yes, Dixon Place, and The Zipper Factory.
KAESHI CHAI is a NYC-based performer, theatrical director, teacher trainer, and award winning designer. She co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community focused on healing and social change through dance and music. Kaeshi has extensive training in contemporary dance, physical theatre and Silk Road dances spanning the Middle East to China. She has taught or performed in 47 states and 38 countries.
She is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution and Kenji William’s Bella Gaia and curates the Djam NYC event for dancers and musicians to create and play together.
Current projects include Ocean Stories, a performance integrating art and science to create more environmental awareness, and Creative Labs in which participants conceptualize, choreograph and mount full-length theatrical dance shows in 3-4 days. www.kaeshi.com www.pureglobe.org www.bellyqueen.com