Kahraman engages in various educational institutions and community outreach programs, as well as privately sponsored cultural events and celebrations.

Whether your performance need is strictly educational or strictly entertainment – or somewhere in-between, Kahraman can tailor its repertory to meet your needs. Regional dances from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey, and Persia may be hand selected to suit the needs of your special event or program. Of course, included in our repertory is the classic women’s art dance, Danse Orientale (aka Belly Dance) which can reflect the styles and music of these regions and has delighted audiences for centuries.

Performances can be tailored to any budget and setting: educational institutions, theaters, convention halls, cabarets or outdoor festivals. Soloists to the full company of six dancers are available through out the year. Musicians are available upon request for an additional fee. For information on scheduling a Kahraman performance, call Marie Wilkes, Artistic Director.

The company has been featured on the Iowa Arts Council and the Arts Midwest Artist Rosters. In addition to performing to sell-out crowds in Iowa, Kahraman has a solid professional reputation in the Midwest and around the country, and has performed extensively throughout five surrounding states, and in Seattle and New York City.

Funding and sponsorship received:

  • Iowa Arts Council
  • Iowa Humanities Board
  • University of Iowa Dance Department
  • Year of Arts and Humanities

As a not-for-profit corporation since January 1994, Kahraman can help you with grant writing to help fund your educational performance or out reach program.

Solon Nursing Care Center, Solon Iowa
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
Muscatine Public Library, Muscatine IA
University of Iowa Space Place Theater
Langston Hughes Theater, Seattle, WA
Salaam 5th and 6th  Annual Gala Concert, Bloomington, IN
Lotus Blossoms Festival, Bloomington, IN
Ethnic Fest, Mason City, IA
Vera French Foundation Mental Health Fundraiser, Davenport, IA
IA Arab Fest, Milwaukee WI FAME Festival, Ft. Wayne, IN
University of Iowa Opera, "Herodiade", Iowa City


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Kahraman is a not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation. Gifts to Kahraman are tax-deductible. For more information contact:

Artistic Director - Marie Wilkes (aka Maleeha)
(319) 321-2876 marie-maleeha@kahramandance.org

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