Sunday, February 5, 2012

Johara and Snake Dance Theater present: Into the Fire

Johara and Snake Dance Theater present:Into the Fire

A Fundraiser for Maiti Nepal and its founder, CNN Hero 2010 Anuradha Koirala, in their fight against Human Trafficking in Nepal and India.
To learn more about Maiti Nepal, visit

Into the Fire will appear in Cambridge, MA at the YMCA Theater 820 Massachusetts Avenue on Sunday March11, 2012 at 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30pm. — A Passionate Evening of Middle Eastern and Belly Dance Fusion, along with Flamenco, Salsa, and Brazilian Capoeira Featuring new choreography by Johara & Snake Dance Theater Company.The event is a fundraiser for Maiti Nepalin their fight against human trafficking and will include a silent auction.

Enjoy a colorful variety in the world of belly dance and beyond. Special Guests: Za-Beth, Ahlam Selene Dance Company, Axcent Dance Company, Eve Agush with Roberto Rios and Yvonne La Lyra, Salsa Y Control, Capoeira Brasil Boston Academy, Naraya, Lady Snake, the Middle Eastern Drum Ensemble, and more!

Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 priority seating, and  $10 children under10. $25/$30 at the door space permitting.
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The director, legally blind choreographer Johara, Juliette Cusick, has been producing dance concerts in the largely unknown genre of Middle Eastern Belly Dance in Boston area theaters since 2001. She has been featured on the covers of the Brookline and Watertown Tabs and appeared in the Boston Globe, Herald, and Phoenix for her work.  She has performed in Turkey, Greece, Brazil, and across the United States. Some highlights include: the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago Turkish Festival, Turkish Festival at the New York’s Hyatt Regency, and Boston’s Jordan Hall.

About the causeThough slavery is illegal everywhere, there are more slaves now than ever. An estimated 20,000 Nepalese girls are trafficked into brothels in India each year and the number is increasing rapidly. Founder Anuradha Koirala was named the 2010 CNN Hero for her groundbreaking work in intercepting and rehabilitating girls who were tricked into prostitution. In Nepal, these girls are shunned by their families and society, but Maiti Nepal—“maiti” means “a mother’s home” in Nepali—provides the shelter, medical care, and vocational training that the girls need to survive.

If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with the producer, Juliette Cusick, please call 617-780-8890 or email:

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