Raks Odalisque dance troupe to 'Hip.Notize' audience, March 8-10

March 8, 2007 12:31 p.m.
Raks Odalisque

Below left: The Raks Odalisque show will feature pieces inspired by Gypsy, hip-hop and modern dance. The student troupe has been performing on campus since 2000. 

Photos: Denise Applewhite

The student dance troupe Raks Odalisque will present dance styles from around the Middle East in its annual spring show, "Hip.Notize," Thursday through Saturday, March 8-10, at the Frist Campus Center theater. Show times are at 8 p.m., with an additional 4 p.m. matinee performance March 10.

The performance will include pieces inspired by Gypsy, hip-hop and modern dance.

Raks Odalisque was formed by students who were inspired by belly dance classes taught in the Campus Recreation Program. The group first performed at Communiversity in 2000 and the next year began its annual spring show at Frist. Raks Odalisque also performs during the spring International Festival and other campus events.

The troupe's 21 members hail from around the United States and other countries, including Serbia, China and Turkey. "Raks Odalisque epitomizes the Princeton spirit of diversity and community," said president Jennifer Sakioka, a junior. "I am extremely proud to be a part of an organization that can give anyone and everyone a chance to learn about dance as well as about a culture other than their own."

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $6 for students and free for Passport to the Arts ticket holders. They can be purchased online through University Ticketing.

Raks Odalisque