10th IODF Fringe Program

at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre Cape Town NB: All performers dancing at the Amphitheatre need to complete & return the V&A Waterfront Indemnity Form to Yolanda Meyer – click here for more information. Sunday, 25 October 2014 10.00 Name Performance Title From 1 Ajsa Samia’s IODS Marco Polo – Veil Dance Cape Town 2 The Belly Dancers The Belly Dancers – Beginners (Eh El Hekaya) Johannesburg 3 Sanaa-Moon Belly Dance Studio Group Drum Solo Cape Town 4 Beli-Zimo Dancers Egyptian-Gypsy Fusion with Shaabi style Knysna 5 HipNotize Bellydance Academy Belly Dance Medley – Egyptian Fusion Cape Town 6 Maya Dance … Continue reading

Fringe Performers

V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre: NB: All performers dancing at the Amphitheatre need to complete & return the V&A Waterfront Indemnity Form to Yolanda Meyer – click here for more information. Al-Masrah Academy Cape Town Beverli is Mesopotamia Kurdish Restaurant’s resident soloist here in Cape Town, though she has been raised on stage in Europe and the Middle East by some the worlds finest traditional Middle Eastern Dance performers, instructors and musicians, and has worked around the world in Oriental Dance and field research for more than 15 years. That puts the total at 35 years in dance theatre, having also studied … Continue reading


WORKSHOP Saturday 24th October 2015 Venue: Protea Hotel Sea Point, Arthur’s Road, Sea Point, Cape Town TEACHER Time WORKSHOP Dancers level Prof Rodolfo Solmoirago 9:30.00 – 11:30 I am a belly dance star Advanced and professional level but all levels welcome Guzel-Eunsuk Hur 11:45 – 13:45 Drum Solo Intermediate to advanced level but all levels welcome Irina Shamira 14:00 – 16:00 Golden Age oriental dance All levels Pili Rubi 16:15 – 18:15 Bollywood modern style All levels Artemis 18:30 – 20:30 Modern cane dance All levels Workshop Descriptions and Teachers I am a Belly Dance Star – Prof Rodolfo Solmoirago … Continue reading


  FESTIVAL IS LOOKING FOR SPONSORS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING SUCH A GREAT EVENT PLEASE ASK FOR MORE DETAILS Ajsa Samia and The Oriental Dance Theatre Palace of the Winds Non-Profit Organisation registered in SA NPO 052-395 Internationally renowned Belly Dance Company Member of the International Dance Council CID Reg.Nr.12326-UNESCO Ph. +27 21 418 0986 Cell +27 73 9978 755 ajsasamia@unitybox.de iorientaldancefestival@webafrica.org.za … Continue reading

What is Palace of the Winds?

Vision and Mission: The Oriental Dance Theatre has a compelling vision and mission – to advance the true art of Oriental Dance in its various forms – Classical Oriental ( Belly ) Dancing, Folk and Gypsy Dancing from various Oriental and Balkan countries, Modern Oriental Dance and Fusion Dances. The founder’s vision: “By forming The Belly Dance Theatre I would like to connect a wide range of people across the entire social spectrum in Cape Town through the art of dancing. Through involvement in The Belly Dance Theatre participants will be educated in the culture and dance of oriental, near-eastern … Continue reading

Who is Ajsa Samia?

Ajsa Samia (Marina Rehbein) has been an international Oriental dancer, teacher and choreographer for over 15 years. Ajsa Samia was born in Pirot, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia), where she also danced for a folk dance troupe as a child and teenager. At the age of 26 she moved to Germany where she was for 10 years the sole owner of the Oriental Dancing Studio Palas der Winde, as well worked as a medical nurse. In September 2004 she and her family moved to Cape Town, South Africa. (“I can not do anything against my Gypsy blood…..dancing, travel, moving…..”) Here, Ajsa Samia’s … Continue reading

Gala-Fringe Application Form

Applications are now open for the 9th International Oriental Dance Festival open. Download applications forms for both the Gala & the Fringe Program here: 10th IODF Gala Application 10th IODF Fringe Application 10th IODF Gala Application (French) 10th IODF Fringe Application (French) NB: Please download and save forms onto your computer first before completing and returning to us. … Continue reading