Belly dancers often enhance their choreography with a loose array of jewelry, which makes them hypnotic performers but terrible surgical assistants. Be mesmerized with this GrouponLive deal to see Bellydance Superstars at the Carolina Theatre on Friday, November 2, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get one ticket for second-balcony seating (up to a $27 value, including all fees).
- For $19, you get one ticket for first-balcony seating (up to a $38.50 value, including all fees).
Envisioned as a Middle Eastern–flavored version of Riverdance, Bellydance Superstars dazzles audiences with solo and group performances from a diverse troupe of world-touring dancers. Sabah was well established in the ballet community before joining the ensemble, and Samira Sitara infuses her choreography with flamenco, Bollywood dance, and, most notably, contortionism. Other performers draw from more traditional inspirations: April Rose is not only a dancer but a historian as well, honing her act with artistic knowledge gained while earning a master's in culture and performance from UCLA. Petite Jamilla follows in the footsteps of her mother, Jamilla Rasa, moving through the hazy orbits of a traditional whirling dervish while modernizing it with her own flair. Backed by the exotic percussion of Issam “King of the Drum” Houshan, and donning costumes that range from tribal-style veils and jewelry to luminescent body stockings, the performers update an ancient art form by blending it with dance styles from all over the world.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
One of the few original theaters in Durham to remain in operation, The Carolina Theatre has endured more than 85 years of history in its quest to entertain. The venue's main room, Fletcher Hall, rose in popularity during World War II, when soldiers from Camp Butner arrived by bus to watch films on its colossal screen. In the last three decades, ongoing renovations have restored the venue to its original glory while propelling it into contemporary times with the addition of modern accoutrements, including two upstairs movie screens, stage-level dressing rooms, and landing pads on the roof for skateboard hovercrafts.