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Highways Performance Space and Gallery
Off Olympic Blvd 1651 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
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217 events
77 reviews
17 stars
Good size lobby to wait before performance. Stools to sit, while waiting
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"Arabia Exotica: When Men Dance"
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3.2 average rating
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136 events
37 reviews
21 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

modest production values but a very talented cast. a good variety of belly dancing styles.

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36 events
19 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

Don't let the picture fool you.

This was disappointing to say the least. Perhaps my expectations were too high but this was really cheesy. I felt like I was watching three guys dance to disco music in their livingroom in front of a mirror while...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

I agree with Michael Burdick, "Don't let the picture fool you". I was also expecting to see some HOT Arabian Dancers, but instead we got an old guy, a young Indian guy, and a great looking hispanic guy. Though, they were all talented and put a lot...continued

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Arabia Exotica: When Men Dance is an evening of dance and music, both traditional and modern, performed with exotic style and originality by an all male cast from the Arab culture.

The show is created by the award wining performing artist “Saleem,” best known for his GLAAD award wining play “Salam Shalom A Tale Of Passion,” about the Arab Israeli conflict.

About the Ticket Supplier: Highways Performance Space

Highways Performance Space is Southern California's boldest center for new performance. Founded in 1989, Highways continues to be an important alternative cultural center in Los Angeles that encourages fierce new artists from diverse communities to develop and present innovative works.

Highways promotes the development of contemporary socially involved artists and art forms. Our mission is implemented through four programs (the performance space, workshop/university program and two galleries). Annually, Highways co-presents approximately 250 performances by solo dramatic artists, small theater groups, dance companies and spoken word artists; curates and exhibits approximately 12 contemporary visual art exhibits per year with work that explores the boundaries between performing and visual art forms; commissions and premieres new work by outstanding performing artists; organize special events, curate festival, offer residency and educational programs that engage community members in the arts while providing access to professionally-directed instruction.