|SAHARA SILK'S NEWEST VENUE
One of the troupe's most recent ventures has been a
collaborative effort with a local reenactment
organization called "Brothers of the Coasts".
This group of swashbuckling, sword
wielding pirates and limerick singing wenches brings
together a wealth of historical knowledge, culture,
street theater, priceless costumes, artifacts (pirate
camp), pikes, swords and black powder weapons, to form a
complete literary and historical setting for any
Sahara Silk's "personas" for these
pirate events are as "Qaina" and "Awalim", (professional
entertainers, dancers, musicians) from the Middle East.
Having been captured during a Caribbean Sea battle, the
troupe basically fills the role of their Ottoman
chattel, up for trade and auction.
The whole venue gives the dancers and
percussionists an enormous and exciting opportunity to
play, act, interact, and, of course, indulge in
spontaneous improvisational dance to their own
accompanying percussion and music.
As was mentioned earlier, our troupe
mission is to have fun. Well, this has turned into
a hugely entertaining and successful merge that fills
that mission beautifully.