and welcome to the 15th
Dahab Holiday Dance Festival in the fishing village
of Conil de la Frontera deep in the south of Andalusia
on the Atlantic. Conil is one of the picturesque white
villages on the Costa de la Luz, the "coast of
light". It lies between Cádiz and Gibraltar
with its golden sandy beaches, beautiful cliffs, bays
and pine trees.
In the region, as well as in the nearby village of Cádiz,
many cultures, including the Moors, have left their
mark. After a long seafaring tradition the people here
are friendly, humorous and open-minded, and they are
known for this throughout Spain.
The nearby Jerez de la Frontera is famous for its flamenco.
Close to North Africa a very lively oriental dance scene
developed here in the south: I am looking forward to
welcome two internationally renowned artists, both of
them lead great studios and events: Paula Yunis from
Badajoz, who touches and inspires with her very feminine,
refined style. And Nada Chouaib - of Lebanese origin
and living in Jerez - infects with the pure joy and
deep emotions of her Oriental dance. I am particularly
pleased that Raquel Cirne from Malaga is joining once
again, and Luxor from Moscow, who guarentees workshops
and a show of the top level.
I would like to thank all the outstanding participating
artists, who surely make also the 15th Dahab Festival
an unforgettable experience.
Way to the bech of Conil
de la Frontera
Yunis - (Spain, Arg)
- (Ger, Indonesia)
Mona - (Japan)
- (Spain, Brasil)
Sarina - (Germany)
Chouaib - (Spain, Libanon)
Kaan - (Ger, Turkey)
* An unforgettable event *
stars and starlets