The art of belly dance & the community of amazing women have helped me grow and be inspired every day. -Nunah

Casbah 2017


"Casbah" is Saffron Dance's annual June concert, held at Georgetown University's Gonda Theater. Join us for a colorful showcase of folkloric, contemporary, and fusion style belly dance performances guaranteed to dazzle and inspire!

Featuring the current 2016/17 Student Companies:

Chiftitelli Student Company, directed by Keika Raqs
Beledi Student Company, directed by Elena Faye
Ayoub Student Company, directed by Linda Bellydance
Zeffa/Samai Student Company, directed by Blythe Jones
Maqsoum Student Company, directed by Elena Faye
Saidi Student Company, directed by Faten
Karachi Student Company, directed by Jenna Shear

And the Spring 2017 Performance Classes:

O5/6 Performance Class, directed by Faten
Tribal Fusion Performance Class, directed by Jenna Shear
Fusion Performance Class, directed by Elena Faye
Persian Performance Class, directed by Annie Lum
Khaligy Performance Class, directed by Elena Faye

Plus special performances by faculty and Saffron Dance Company!

TWO SHOWS: 5pm & 8pm


Casbah 2017



Upon purchasing tickets, your name is automatically added to the will-call list. Simply give your name at the ticket desk. If your ticket was purchased by someone else, you will need to supply that person's name. As of midnight on June 2nd tickets are only available for purchase at the door.

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:00pm
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 8:00pm

$30 in advance | $35 at the door

Gonda Theater
149 Old N Way
20007 Washington , DC
Two-hour street parking is available, both metered and unmetered, off the main gates of Georgetown University on 37th and O Streets until 9 or 10 p.m., depending on location. Please check parking signs/meters as applicable. After designated time there is no hourly limit. Additional limited parking may be found on the Georgetown campus in the cash-only parking garage located in the Southwest Quadrangle (SWQ) off the entrance to campus on Canal Road. Parking on campus is free on weekends. On weekdays, please be sure to mention you are attending a performing arts event or show your ticket confirmation to the parking attendant. Parking is $6 after 7 p.m.