In the first half we encounter Helwa Bellydance Company performing Bellydance, A True Story, the journey of Kay Taylor, an inspirational national  figure in Bellydance, from the streets of Cairo to glamorous cabaret. With influences from the Pharaonic era through to the present day – the rich history, colourful costumes and sheer variety of Egyptian dance styles is sure to dazzle.

In the second half we discover Johara Dance Company performing Mind, Body, Spirit, a modern interpretation of Bellydance in its pure form and in fusion with other dances. Travel with us through the frustrating maze of the human mind, the sensuous delight of the human body and the pure expression of the human spirit. Celebrated choreographer Josephine Wise has created a world of excitement, humour and passion.