The Bellydancing Kitties of Constantinople” is a beautiful illustrated book for children, cat lovers and bellydance enthusiasts. Written by Tamalyn Dallal, a New Orleans based author, dancer, and filmmaker, the story follows the life of a cat named Pasha who lives on Constantinople Street in New Orleans. Each page of the book is hand painted by Ayako Date, an artist and dancer who lives in Kyoto, Japan. She will be coming from Japan for this event.
Tamalyn Dallal and Ayako Date will be dancing Persian dance and bellydance. Moroccan musician Amine Boucetta and his band will play live Middle Eastern music. New Orleans based bellydancers Stefanie Kemp and Iona will perform as well.