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Troupe Namaste brings Middle Eastern dance to library

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  • Troupe Namaste and its director Jenny Hennek, bring the world of Middle Eastern Dance to the Indian Trails Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

      Troupe Namaste and its director Jenny Hennek, bring the world of Middle Eastern Dance to the Indian Trails Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21.
    Courtesy of Indian Trails Public Library

  • Troupe Namaste performs Middle Eastern Dance at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road in Wheeling.

      Troupe Namaste performs Middle Eastern Dance at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road in Wheeling.
    Courtesy of Indian Trails Public Library

 
Submitted by Indian Trails Public Library

Middle Eastern dance includes the grace and beauty of belly dance with is flowing veils; the excitement and thrill of Turkish sword dancing with real swords balanced on the dancer's head and body; and cane dancing using the sticks of the martial arts to create a dance that is both playful and fun.

Beauty, romance, and excitement are all part of an evening of dance as Troupe Namaste brings Middle Eastern Dance to the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

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Troupe Namaste, led by its director Jenny Hennek, is a local dance group that forms its base from a vibrant sisterhood of women who have come together in the spirit of collaboration and a love of dance. They bring a different view of dance as illustrated through dance styles such as Turkish, Gypsy Rom, Oriental Pot, and more. Then they add a touch of comedy and often use veils, canes, finger cymbals, and swords in their dances.

Hennek teaches Middle Eastern dance throughout the Northshore. Locally she offers classes and workshops through the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, Palatine Park District, and Lake Forest Hospital.

Join Troupe Namaste at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, as they present a creative and soulful Night of Middle Eastern Dance at the Indian Trails Public Library.

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