Snake Charmer & The Belly Dancer Present



                  Arabesque 2019


Cory Zamora
Webster defines Master as a learned person; an artist or performer of great and exemplary skill; one who has control over something. When Cory dances this definition comes alive: you see a Master. She has the ability to tap into the energy of the music and make the music hers. It is not Cory who follows the music, the music follows her. Her ability is amazing. When she begins, she controls the room, putting those that are fortunate enough to observe in ane-stricken trance.
B. Musson
About Cory
Cory Zamora is the only child of legendary inventor for Howard Hughes, and gunsmith to the stars, Manuel Zamora.  Dance instruction in Tap, Ballet, Flamenco, and interpretive were started at age 3 with
Miss Ruth Kettle of Culver City, Ca. Further instruction was with Vaudeville brother and sister act, Joan and Bill Swore. Extensive study in method acting came with many workshops and classes in the Hollywood area. In Junior High and High School, Cory enjoyed membership in Thespians, and The Curtain Call Clubs.  
Age eleven brought vocal lessons with Bernice Mathison of Culver City. Her coloratura vocal skills were enjoyed by many in convert and opera productions in the Los Angeles area. Three years of scholarships from The Patrons Society for New Musicians of Santa Monica, put her in a vast public eye. With the passing of her father, she decided to focus all her attention on her first love, dance.
Her first view of Middle Eastern dance was at the famed Fez Supper club in Hollywood Ca. There she met her three teachers, Laura Best, Jenaeni Rathor, and Feiruz Aram. In 1972 Cory brought her knowledge of dance and production to the Central Valley, CA. Where she has earned the title of “The Valley’s Finest.” She proudly held the position of house dancer at Sassoon’s Armenian restaurant for 9 years till its closing, and still enjoys a family friendship with its owners, the Karoians to this day.
Cory’s focus is on the total package. All skills are strong not just a portion of the dance. All her students start zills (finger cymbals) on the 4th week of instruction. Floor, veil, and proficiency of all rhythms are required by anyone seeking to join this Family.
All service clubs know Ms. Zamora for her vast knowledge in lectures of history, and spirituality of the dance. She considers her dancers and musicians her family, and has devoted her life to these children.
The Ultimate Legend of Belly Dance and The Queen of AMCAB Cory Zamora
Performing in the  Arabesque Gala Show Sat. July 13  , 7pm @ Scottish Rite
Workshops @ Scottish rite
Saturday 11:15 to 1:15 Veil
1) Anatomy of the SoCal AMCAB set (a introduction part A )
Opening -Veil – Middle – Floor Work -Drum Solos and Closing :
With The Focus on Veil Work (4 yard Veil) . The workshop will give an over view of the Anatomy of the SoCal AMCAB set, the history , the culture and a list of music options that you can use .
 Sunday 9 to 11:00am Zills
2) Anatomy of the SoCal AMCAB set (an introduction part B)
Opening -Veil – Middle – Floor Work -Drum Solos and Closing :
With The Focus on Zills , they never come off . The workshop will give an over view of the Anatomy of the SoCal AMCAB set, the history , the culture and a list of music options that you can use .

Silvia Salamanca

is an internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer and instructor from Mallorca, Spain.  A life-long dancer, she graduated at the age of nineteen as a major in ballet and performed professionally as a modern dancer in major Europe festivals with the contemporary dance company of the University of Barcelona.She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001, when realizing the enormous benefits that this art-form brings to women in both body and soul. In her own studio, she keeps observing how women can get closer to their self identity and discover oneself in a new level, increasing self-esteem, and getting deeply in touch with the feminine essence in their soul through bellydance.
As a natural evolution in her journey, Silvia discovered tribal fusion in the USA and combined it with a deep research into her own cultural roots: Spanish gypsy and Arabic. Hence with her work in the field of Zambra Mora (spanish gypsy-oriental dance fusion) Silvia gained international recognition and is currently invited to teach workshops and perform as a headliner in major festivals world-wide. Silvia is also known for her work dancing with swords, which she feels depicts the strength of women.   Silvia is also the director of Shunyata Belly Dance, a nationally awarded tribal fusion company and a proud member of Urban Gypsy, Houston’s premiere ITS troupe.

The Great Silvia Salamanca , will be in El Paso July 13 and 14 teaching and performing at the Arabesque 2019 .Gala Show Sat July 13 @ Scottish Rite
Meet n Greet dinner Friday . July 12 TBA .
1. Sat. July 13 at 9 am , With Fire and Passion Oriental dance combinations from the heart and soul of Spain.
Description: In this workshop we will fuse the best of both worlds, the beauty, felinity and sensuality of the rab dancing with the power and energy of the “gitanas” (Spanish gypsies). Bring a skirt, get ready to use it as we learn new ways to kick it and move it!
2.Sat. July 13 , 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Cues and Blades ITS moves with the edge of the sword.
Description: Dancing with a sword and bringing in the sisterhood of ITS? Is that possible? Heck yes!!! In this workshop we will learn a series of moves (slow tempo AND fast tempo) based on the ITS format that use the edgier prop available… The sword!!! We will begin breaking down the moves, and explaining the necessary technique to execute them well, and we will also include a few formation changes that use the shapes of the blades to create mesmerizing patterns in a group.
3. Sunday July 14 11:15-1:15pm Authentic Movement a healing workshop.
Description: Our Bodies carry muscle tensions constantly. Sometimes, those tensions are created as an involuntary or unconscious response to an emotional or mental issue.In such cases, they evolve into a permanent pain, numbness or a lack of motility. As a result we lose the natural grace of our body and we see diminished our capacity for pleasure. In this workshop we will scan the body and all the emotions that arise in the main areas and with simple, non invasive and joyful movement exercises we will experience how we can get back all of our natural health.
Registration for workshops and show tickets below
WORKSHOP FORM 2019 PDF Workshop Form Application

Regular Price Workshops 2019

Gala Show Tickets 2019

Artist interested in performing please express interest via email or by indicating so on the registration form. All performers must register for at least one workshop no later that March 15 2019 .

Vending opportunities available for the Arabesque  2019 .  Please contact us at or 915-691-1938

                    Arabesque 2018



Arabesque 2018 Gala Show will start at 7:00 pm
 Sat . July 14 Scottish Rite Temple 301 E Missouri El Paso Tx.
Show tickets $20 early bird and $25 at the door

Arabesque 2017 EB Show Ticket

Workshops by Helena Vlajos and Moria Chappell @ the Scottish Rite Temple
Sat and Sun. July 14 and 15 
Doors open at 8:00 am for registration and shopping