Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company - Bellydance in Baltimore, MD

Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company – Bellydance in Baltimore, MD

KIN enjoyed TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS on November 21, 2015 and was a huge success! We are so incredibly thankful for the hard work of our talented choreographers, cast and crew. We would also like to extend a special thank you to all of the donors to our Indiegogo campaign, especially our Standing Ovation level donor, M. Wall, and to several local business sponsors who helped to bring this show to life.

Cazbar Restaurant, Baltimore, MD
Authentic Turkish in Downtown Baltimore, featuring Baltimore’s premier belly dance shows Fridays at 9 and Saturdays at 9:30.

Sanctuary Bodyworks, Baltimore, MD
Belly dance, group fitness, personal training and bodywork in an inspiring space in historic Fell’s Point.

Blue Mountain Martial Arts, Ellicot City, MD
Hone mind, body, and spirit through the Korean art of the sword – Haidong Gumdo. Traditional martial arts training in a modern and professional curriculum, with a black belt master instructor.

Jessica Masten Tye, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Westminster, MD
Mary Kay premium makeup and skin care sales, consultations and parties. Create your ideal beauty experience.

Miner Media
Inspired and creative branding, graphic design, web development and marketing for small to mid-sized businesses, non-profits and the arts.

Guest Artists

Elena Faye

Latifa & Banat al-Beled

Naimah & Amandari

Mariza & Lazuli

Baba Ghanoush

About the Show

Three siblings engage in the metaphysical arts on behalf of their tribe, but opening doors to the spiritual realm can have unexpected results, especially when the human conduit is harboring dark feelings.

With KIN, Barakaat utilizes the rich movement vocabulary of belly dance to tell an original story of human emotion, family love, loss, betrayal and renewal. We reached out to some of the best local and regional belly dance performers to help bring this story to life. Over 40 dancers – professionals, semi-professionals and talented amateurs – contributed their creative efforts to this show!

Barakaat has built a reputation for excellence in the local dance community, and has worked with distinguished institutions such as the Smithsonian, the National Aquarium, Artscape and Dance Baltimore. Now, we are pushing the boundaries of Middle Eastern-born arts in the context of modern America, while honoring the roots and traditions of these beautiful cultural dances.