Category: Performances

SYTYCD ~ Mini-Group 1: Top 14 Perform Travis Wall choreography to Beck’s “Wave.”

7 young men dancing in concert like liquid power.

Gustavo Ollitta dances with double and triple buugengs artfully.

LV Tribal Massive Spectacular


March 1 – 14, 2014. Looks like a fantastic lineup!

Details @ website:

One Billion Rising 2014

Very proud to have participated in bringing VDay’s One Billion Rising event together for another great day. This year’s theme was Justice, so we decided to host the party in the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City to make our presence known at the state capitol. Nice turnout too!

Asha performed a Blessing as an invocation:

Dance Theatre of Harlem Comes to Reno

OMG – A Nevada Premier! The Dance Theatre of Harlem will debut their grace at the Grand Theatre in Reno, NV for one evening only. Just got my tickets!!
#Dance +Artown

Dance Theatre of Harlem – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday, November 16
Grand Sierra Resort Grand Theatre
$25, $25, $45 or by calling (775) 789-2285


Wow! Hampton Williams


SYTYCD S09E01 – Hampton Williams ‘Exorcist Style’ (Full Audition)

NL: “I think you just might be a genius.”

Each time I’ve watched this I’ve melted. LOVE IT

One Billion Rising+ Event in Reno


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 [] – 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.”

Sign up @

Watch the Video: BREAK THE CHAIN

Music composed by Tena Clark, choreography by Debbie Allen

Then come learn the dance:
Evelyn Mount Northwest Community Center
1301 Valley Road
Reno, NV – 775-334-2262

Practice Dates and Times are from Noon – 2pm
Sunday, January 27th
Sunday, February 3rd
Sunday February 10th – Join us!

Or learn at home with: “How to: Break the Chain”

Hope to see you there!!


Quixotic’s “Emovere” Performance Highlights – 2007

Random Dance in the Rain Room

Simply gorgeous!

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in the Rain Room from Barbican Centre on Vimeo.

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.

🙂 :: rAndom International via Dancing Perfectly Free

Illan Rivière

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:

🙂 :: More videos on this YouTube Channel

Joaquin & Antonio Mulero

Their precision is fantastic. Can’t decide if the poor video adds or detracts from the overall effect.

NBT: 40th Anniversary Gala & Debut

Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Gala Tickets on sale now!

Reynolds Hall
7 o’clock

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Festive Formal

$125 | $95 | $65 | $40

$500 experience includes
Gala Reception with the Artists following the Performance

Click here to Buy Now.

Tickets (702) 982-7805  |  Information (702) 243-2623

🙂 :: Nevada Ballet Theatre


Cloud Gate – Songs of the Wanderers

Performers: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

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.

Nothing Else Matters/Despedida Medley (Live from Paris)

BENISE – Salsa Salsa

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.

🙂 ::

Amy Winehouse: You Know I’m No Good – Live


OMG! Illan Rivière !


Illan is an eighteen year old French tribal-fusion dancer who is mesmerizing. One to watch!


🙂 :: h/t to Meredith Yayanos @ Coilhouse.


Split Tribal Fest Samantha Emanuel 2011 Improv Solo

Arrived in my inbox: Samantha Emmanuel Improv ar Split Tribal. More than a performer in my view – an artist, a dancer of art.

Jewel of the Sierra 2011

For those not going out to the playa, here is an exciting event that you should consider attending:

🙂 :: Two full days expertly produced by our Tahoe Goddess Namira!

Unmata @ Reno’s Compression!

They are poetic and amazing! Amy’s workshops left me hungry for more, and that is exactly what I needed. Fascinating and mesmerizing.

Balletboyz – The Talent

Balletboyz, posted with vodpod

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.

🙂 :: Sadler’s Wells – London’s Dance House



A week away from our performance, and I feel good about what we’ve got done!  If today’s rehearsal is an indicator, we will just drill, refine, and perfect.  Thanks to you all!!



Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet‬‏



Compression: Art & Fire Festival 2011

Controlled Burn presents Compression! Art and Fire Festival as part of Artown on July 23, 2011 from 3-11 p.m. at City Plaza (corner of 1st and Virginia Streets) in downtown Reno.

Unmata in Reno!

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.

Head over to the Melting Pot, or visit to register!!

UPDATE: I found the Press Release with deets:

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,
Event Website Address:
Ticketed $44 per class, $75 for both. Register online at

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!
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. ;

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.

White Caps

White Caps, posted with vodpod

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 @

2011 Techno-Tribal Dance @ the Harmony Festival

🙂 :: 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!

Asha World Dancers : Moustache Mash

Unmata Tribal Fest 2011

Blown away! They’re spectacular.