On Sunday, June 16, the international world-fusion-pop sensation known as Alabina appeared live, in concert, at the grand United Palace Theatre in NYC, and MDTC was on stage with them, thanks to the invitation by Jehan Kamal to be a part of this much-anticipated concert. Dancing to Samara's vibrant Flamenco / Arabic choreography to "Baila Maria," Mosaic dancers (Samara Adell, Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, Nina Brewton, Kaitlin Hines and Danielle Hartman) joined Alabina -- dynamic superstar Ishtar and the band Los Niños de Sara. (Learn more about Ishtar & Alabina.) In addition, dressed as Egyptian goddesses wearing the stunning "wing of Isis" performed Jehan, MDTC welcomed the pop-fusion goddess Ishtar to the stage, before a wildly enthusiastic audience of 3,000.
|Rehearsing Jehan Kamal's choreography in the lobby of the fabulous United Palace Theatre -- in continual operation since 1927! (Mosaic's been in continual operation since 2003!)|
|All dressed up and ready to go!|
CCW from bottom left: Mosaic Dancers Kaitlin Hines, Nina Brewton, Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, Samara Adell, Danielle Hartman, and Emma of Jehan's Bellydance Raks Stars.
|Ready to dance Samara's Flamenco/Arabic fusion for Alabina's mega-hit "Baila Maria." L to R: Danielle Hartman, Nina Brewton, Samara Adell, Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, Kaitlin Hines.|
|Samara and Morgiana pose with Ishtar, the Queen of World Music herself, at the cast party. A warm and gracious lady, and of course, a phenomenal superstar.|