Want "WOW!!!" factor for your special event? Book the talented and beautiful Kalilah Naia and that's exactly what you'll get! This Greek belly dancer is a remarkable, "Best of 2012 & 2013 Award" winning, world class performer who will elevate your event entertainment to unforgettable status & make it sparkle!! 100% FIVE STAR reviews from every client proves it! With performances as a featured soloist in Spain, France, England, Holland, Morocco & The United States, dazzling audiences at venues such as Grounds for Sculpture Museum, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, World Cafe Live, The Rakkasah East Dance Festival, The International Festival & a wide variety of private events, Kalilah will deliver the highest quality, exciting, heartfelt, belly dance performances!
WHAT PROPS AND ACTS DOES KALILAH OFFER?:
1. The Dance of Double Swords! Arguably Kalilah's most popular show! In this performance Kalilah will wow your guests with her shocking backbends and balancing act with splits, isolations & drama!
2. Entrance with Silk Veils or Isis Wings! Kalilah can perform a sensual "Dance of The Seven Veils," or make a show stopping entrance with her gorgeous Isis Wings which reach seven feet in height! Isis wings are available in white organza, gold, or silver...
3. The Assaya! (Folkloric Cane) This traditional Saidi dance will give your guests an amazing peek into the Egyptian culture with the Raks Assaya! This playful dance will make your guests fall in love with belly dance!! For this performance, Kalilah's dress is more conservative, as she wears a galabeya or a full cabaret dress.
4. Wedding Dance with a Gorgeous Shamadon Candelabra! This dance is a show stopper at Weddings and Kalilah's Zagareet will let all of your guests know that the happy couple is officially married!!
5. Zills or Zagat (Finger Cymbals)! Zills add a beautiful musical element to the performance that is missing from just recorded music alone.
6. The Drum Solo! This act is incredibly energetic & exciting!! Kalilah includes a drum Solo in every performance.
7. Finale with Audience Participation! You may choose to have your guests interact with the show.
8. Kaliah's Mini Class Option! Add a 30 minute class to the end of the performance and engage your guests!
9. *Choose which costume you would like Kalilah to wear to your event! Please make your selection from the photos above.*
WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR MUSIC?:
1. Kalilah will design a custom music set from her extensive music library for your event. If you like, she will even send you the set list in advance so that you can approve of the music ahead of time!
2. Kalilah's Drummer & Dancer Duet! Great for intimate settings!
3. The Ultimate Belly Dance Performance Experience with a Full Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, featuring violin, oud, flute, doumbeks & keyboards & 3 Belly Dance Sets!
WHAT CAN YOU EXCPECT WHEN IT'S SHOW TIME?!:
When Kalilah arrives to your event she will contact you or your event planner directly. If her performance is a surprise for a guest of honor, she will request directions on which entrance to use to make sure she stays a surprise! When she meets you, she (or her assistant) will hand you the music for her set(s) to give to the DJ. It will be in CD format, so please plan ahead to provide a CD player with appropriate speakers for the size of the venue. She will need approximately 25 minutes to change and get warmed up. After the performance, the balance payment is due to be paid in cash.
CD PLAYER, DJ, Clean Floor Space, Changing Area.
Born of Greek heritage, belly dancing was as natural to Kalilah as walking! Kalilah made her first debut in 1999 in a belly dance troupe in Philadelphia, and soon discovered her love for the Classical Egyptian & Folkloric Dance styles. She found a teacher in Egyptian Dance Star, Sahra Saeeda, who performed in over 1,600 shows in Cairo alone! With Sahra, Kalilah earned a "Journey Through Egypt Certification," and studied the history and customs of Middle Eastern Dance. In 2002 Kalilah flew to Europe to begin her five year career abroad as a soloist in Spain, teaching and performing in the capital of Andalucia, Seville. Kalilah grew a reputation as THE belly dancer of choice for social events along the Mediterranean Coast, and was asked to perform in many parts of Europe as well! Today she travels all over the U.S. and internationally for performances in museums, universities, stage venues, and private events. No distance is too far as this dancing star LOVES to travel!
Kalilah Naia (Belly Dancer)