Tamalyn opened the non profit organization, studio "Mid Eastern Dance Exchange" in 1990. From this studio emerged famous dancers such as Amar Gamal, Bozenka and more. Through MEDE, Tamalyn hosted dozens of dancers who became world renown later, produced theater shows and the yearly "Orientalia" dance festival.
Shanghai, China, Oct., 2013, One of my assignments for students was to give them music and have them express spontaniously without choreography. At the end, one student, from Manchuria put on a song from her culture (different parts of China have different cultures and dialects). This is about a Goddess in shamanistic tradition. I didn't know anything. I just danced.
Orientalia began in 1994 and has taken place in: Miami Beach, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Zanzibar (Tanzania) and this year, in Bothell, WA. Country Village near Seattle. This was the 18th Orientalia International Dance Festival, organized by Tamalyn Dallal and the Zamani Culture House.