Art is the most direct and visceral way of speaking to people across boarders, and barriers. Art motivates, art empowers, art creates news ways of thinking.
As part of Eve Ensler’s – the Tony Award author of the Vagina Monologues [http://www.eveensler.org] – global campaign One Billion Rising to end the violence against women and girls, musicians, choregraphers, visual artists, poets, writers are rising up on February 14th, 2013.
“One in three women on the planet
will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
One billion women violated is an atrocity.
One billion women dancing is a revolution.”
Dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance inhabited rAndom International’s acclaimed Rain Room installation in the Barbican’s Curve gallery, performing continuously evolving interventions in the Rain, with a score by contemporary composer Max Richter.
Can’t remember if I’ve posted this young man in the past, seems I intended to when I first discovered him, if I hadn’t then I’ll remedy that now that I’ve been reminded about his skills – hat tip to Minya for the suggestion.
From France, eighteen-year-old Illan Rivière started very young in belly dance and is currently moving into tribal-fusion. He is mesmerizing to watch. Music by Mercan Dede.
Correction, Minya just texted that he’s now 19, and was a hit at TribalFest12! Here’s the Vid of the Imajaghan duo:
Choreography – Lin Hwai-min
Music – Georgian Folk Songs (sung by Rustavi Choir)
Lighting Design – CHANG Tsan-tao
Set Design – Austin WANG
Costume Design – Taurus WAH
Props Design – YANG Cheng-yung SZU Chien-hua
“Songs of the Wanderers” was inspired by a novel on a Buddhist theme titled “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse. It depicts the journey of pilgrim wanderers fervently in search of inner peace. With 3.5 tones of golden rice grain on stage and music based on Georgian folk songs, the production has reached out to the audience of many lands and is acclaimed as “a dance of gold” by Lin.
I’ve seen that Ads all month around town about Nights of Fire! opening this week at the El Dorado and it had me curious.
“Benise – Nights of Fire!” will light up the Eldorado Showroom January 24 through April 1, 2012. Hailed as the Latin Riverdance by the LA Times, this world music and dance production takes audience members on an exotic journey through Brazilian samba, Cuban salsa, Spanish flamenco, Argentine tango, even African tribal chants and drums.
In spite of the LA Times proclaimed “Hail as the Latin Riverdance,” I’m still intrigued. Looks like it might be fun.
Award-winning former lead dancers for The Royal Ballet, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt have had a dramatic impact on the British dance scene since they formed Balletboyz in 2001. With The Talent, they pass the baton on to a new generation in an evening of enthralling dance.
Amy’s coming to Town! With UNMATA! Brining her very special brand of precision and style! Not only will we be honored to have them perform for us during Compression!, but we will also be graced with the opportunity of two workshops to sink our collective teefs into.
Tough Love Bellydance. Two workshops with Amy Sigil and troupe, Unmata.
Sunday July 24, 2011 “All Work and No Play”12:30 to 2PM and
“Sigil School” 3PM to 4:30PM
Achieve Fitness 600 S. Center Street # 300 Reno, NV 89501
Contact: Holly/ Asha World Dancers 775-848-7203, email@example.com
Event Website Address: www.ashaworlddancers.com
Ticketed $44 per class, $75 for both. Register online at www.ashaworlddancers.com
Innovative choreographer will share her skills of Tough Love Bellydance, Hula and Hip Hop styles.
WORKSHOP #1: “ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES FOR A BORING DANCE CLASS” will introduce you to 5 dance and movement games designed to get you out of your box and possibly into someone else’s!
WORKSHOP #2: “SIGIL SCHOOL”
Learn about choreography and dance vocabulary such as : transitions, drills, counts, tempo, craft, and working backwards. See Amy and Unmata perform the day before at Compression Art & Fire on 7/23/11. www.compression.controlledburnreno.com ; www.unmata.com
Amy Sigil and her troupe, Unmata, are described as “Bellydance Gone Strong”
Teaching and performing at events across the country and around the globe, tribal fusion power house Unmata’s high- energy brand of dance has packed the house and electrified audiences at venues of all sizes. Whether using fire, swords, or the sweat of their own bodies, Unmata always satisfies. Amy is the artistic director of Unmata, Verbatim, Blood Moon Regale and Sacramento’s Hot Pot Studios.
Tough Love Belly Dance Workshops with Amy Sigil and troupe, Unmata, is part of the 16th annual Artown festival, July 2011. The month-long summer arts festival features more than 400 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide, with major funding provided by the City of Reno.
I love this project! Have been following the team for a while now, and I’m glad to see it getting more attention recently. White Caps sold out it’s second run at the Bristol Old Vic in the UK last October they’ve gone out on tour. After performing in Portugal and Holland the show returned to the UK this past weekend with two nights at Birmingham’s DanceXchange.
:: “Stronger” is an extract from White Caps has been screening around the world over the last year. Now the official selection for over 15 festivals across the globe its been seen by audiences in Chile, Spain, Germany, Finland, France, England, Portugal, Italy, Holland and the US. You can see Stronger @ whitecaps.tv.
:: the 33rd annual Harmony Festival June 10-12th at Sonoma Country Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. With headlining acts such as, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Flaming Lips, David Starfire, Natacha Atlas, Quixotic, Primus and many more, this year proves to be a success! Check out the full line up here!
Beats Antique will be playing Reno tonight – but you knew that. They’re offering this FREE FRIDAY THE 13th REMIX release tying up their Spring Tour.
“We got inspired to do something silly for our Friday the 13th show in Reno NV and this is what happened. Death Metal Dubstep for your listen pleasure! Have fun and freak your friends out with this Horrific track!”
“Frank, a life-long dancer, is Colorado’s premiere male bellydancer. Over the past decade, Frank has trained in many contemporary and ethnic dance styles. Since 2005, Frank has performed and taught classes and workshops at events in over two dozen cities and eight states across the US. In 2009, Frank won Yaa Halla Y’all’s the People’s Choice Award Tribal/Alternative Star in Dallas, TX. He also received a standing ovation for his athletic solo at Tribal Fest 10. Frank’s current project is developing his signature Hammerhead Sharqi Dance Technique, a style of dance and dance instruction which focuses on artistic dance fusion, athletic body conditioning and new-age meditative practices.”
Will be playing the Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Theatre and will feature Asha World Dancers as opening performers:
FRESH BAKIN’ PRESENTS BEATS ANTIQUE
FRIDAY, MAY 13 AT 8PM (Grand Theatre)
“From under the shelter of world acoustic music’s canopy, live electronica has bred a new beast built of brass band and glitch, dubstep and glockenspiel: the musical trio Beats Antique.
The journey that led to Beats Antique was a winding and twisted path from the San Francisco bay area, to the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road. The influence of their phenomenon spans centuries, with a long line of musical history and innovation behind every note and gesture. In this modern incarnation, the musical alliance of producers David Satori and Tommy Cappel is inspired and emphasized by their collaborative partnership with world-renowned belly dance performer and music producer Zoe Jakes. All of this sets the scene for Beats Antique’s overtly ambitious stage show, a sensory overload conquest of the festival circuit’s most riotous events, such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits festival, and Outside Lands.”
Our nascent youth SEEDs
& Education through Dance} Program is now fully underway and has a
Check it out by clicking the leetle bug above, or check in on our progress over at: http://dadimaseeds.org.