Angelika Nemeth's Dance Ensemble is an award-winning company based at Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA, where the ensemble director, choreographer and noted dancer, Angelika Nemeth is on the faculty.
The ensemble not only performs in theatre and concert venues but also in the more intimate settings of Middle Eastern weddings and festivals. The ensemble averages 7 to 9 dancers, some of whom also have their own solo dance careers.
The Company's repertoire includes a variety of classic and folkloric dances from the Near and Middle East.
Many of the dances are chorecographed by Ms. Nemeth. The ensemble also performs pieces by world-renowned choreographers in the field of Middle Eastern dance, such as Ibrahim Farrah and Mahmoud Reda.
In the past few years noted dancers/choreographers have been commissioned by Ms. Nemeth to create regional dances from Kuwait, Lebanon and Iran exclusively for her company.
Persian Jaheli Dance In 1997, the ensemble was honored for its performing excellence and choreographic creativity by being voted "Best Middle Eastern Dance Troupe" by the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance based in Hollywood, California.
Two Raks Sharki performances by Angelika (live music and recorded).