Category Archives: Bal Anat

Phyllis Patterson (1932-2014)

We are saddened to learn that Phyllis Patterson passed away on May 18, 2014.  She was a passionate and artistic woman who conceived and created the modern Renaissance fair; and without her vision, the world of belly dance might be … Continue reading

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Remembering John Compton

I was greatly saddened to hear the news that John Compton passed away this week.  He had a long and prosperous belly dance career, and I want to share my story of how I first knew him. John had seen … Continue reading

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Bal Anat Performance

We had a great time at Rakkasah West this year, and we want to thank everyone who came out for the show! As has been tradition since the original Bal Anat in the late 1960s, the current Bal Anat began … Continue reading

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