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BEYOND BELLYDANCE III
THE DARK FUSION EDITION
Dance & Performance Arts Showcase
At the weekend of March 26th to 27th you will get the third edition of the Dutch show project "Beyond Bellydance", which will be promoted and hosted by Tjarda von Straten and Renate Bakker from the famous dance duo "The Uzume".

Our friend, the famous Canadian dancer Martina Crowe-Hewett, wrote a report on the second edition last year for "Hagalla", and this sounded so enthusiastic that we thought, let's have a look for ourselves this year. You will find interviews, reports and (soon) a show article in this magazine..
2011 March 26/27
Amsterdam/Utrecht (NL)
With 6 years of experience The Uzumé has been organizing events, featuring guest dancers and artists from all over world. Offering an accessible stage for both amateurs and professionals, they have been creating a platform for the European Tribal Fusion Dance community, introducing new talents to the stage and pushing boundaries within fusion bellydance. Their shows have grown into cross-over multidisciplinary entertainment, and are widely recognized as a must-see for exploring new ideas and inspiration.
PERFORMERS

ARIELLAH (USA)
SHAKRA (USA
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THE UZUME (NL)
NAMADEYA (D)
TRIBAL MYSTICA (NL)
NURIA (S)
HILDE CANNOODT (UK)
ARYA (NL)
CALAMITY SAM (USA)
JOYCE BENSCHOP (NL)
KERRY DARKSTAR (UK)
TAMARA JUEL (USA)
THE AMANO PROJECT (NL)
HAZEL (F)
MATTHIAS (B)
ESTHER NEDERPELT (NL)
MARAA (B)
MARTINA CROWE-HEWETT (CA/D)
DEBORAH DEPREZ (F)
SULAYCA (NL)
TRIBE E'FEY (D)
TRIBE OF GAIA (DK)
and more...
The Showcase Beyond Bellydance III takes place on Sunday, March, 27th
in Utrecht, 17:30 - 21:30 h
Ariellah and Shakra are offering workshops and there's another intimate showcase on Saturday evening,
here are the details:
THE PROGRAMME OF SATURDAY MARCH 26
WORKSHOPS  at NEW DANCE STUDIOS, Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam
12.00-16.00 h: ARIELLAH - AT THE HEART OF IT ALL

At the heart of it all is convergence of dance, technique, flexibility, strength, mind, spirit and art. Train your mind with technique, train your heart to dance and all else will fall in place. In this dance training course emphasis will be placed on the combination of not only technique but an equal counterpart of dance expression. Creative processes and internal work written and oral will also be discussed. The workshop will include an intensive technique and body conditioning section. This mini intensive course is designed to give the dancer the encouragement and tools necessary to take home and incorporate into his or her own practice in order to reach the next level, the next challenge.

16.30-18.30 h: NA'LA & SHAKRA - TRIBAL AFRICAN FUSION

Meet the demands of fast, powerful drum rhythms with more than a shimmy! Using the extension, power, and speed of West African, you can add an intensity to your ATS combinations that will blow your audience away with energy and fun! Oh yes, did we mention how much fun you will have as you soar, jump, stretch, and fling with your troupemates? Blending basics and combos from ATS, we will add on to your improve repertoire with 2 non-stop Tribal African combos. Afraid you may forget it all by the time you get home? Fear not, you will be given a link for a video that will show Shakra demonstrating the combos so you will always have a refresher. Add some high energy West African flair to your performance and practice!

18:30 – 20:00 h: DINNERBREAK at “Canvas” (price not included)
7th floor with Amsterdam overview

20:00 - 22:00 h: FLASHDANCE
Intimate showcase @ New Dance Studios, 50 tickets only


THE PROGRAMME OF SUNDAY MARCH 27
WORKSHOPS at RASA, Pauwstraat 13a, Utrecht
11.00-13.00 h: ARIELLAH - COMPLEX COMBO

Work with Ariellah on a study of intricate unlikely combos that will hopefully challenge both mind and body. Put all of your technical and movement skills to the test.

11.00-13.00 h: SHAKRA - UP, DOWN AND ALL AROUND

Looking to broaden your range of belly dance movement? Consider adding some West African flavor to your dance repertoire! West African dance is known for its delicious arm extension and large, powerful movements, and Shakra will break these down into digestible steps that any belly dancer can absorb. In this fun and challenging workshop you will be taught the basics of IAF (Industrial African Fusion); from low grounding moves to uplifting freeing moves that show you how to defy gravity. Mix in one part belly dance and one part attitude and you have the recipe for a delicious dance creation! Sounds like fun? Throw yourself in and be prepared to sweat!

13.30-15.30 h: ARIELLAH - DANCE DANCE MOVEMENT

Don’t Just Stand There! Get up and DANCE! Explore the floor…move like a dancer…explore arm and body transitions, footwork, moving combos and other related DANCE concepts.

13.30-15.30 h: SHAKRA - GOING TO THE SHAKRA LAB

The phrase used among street dancers in the US, “Going to the Lab,” means a dancer is going to stop practicing the dance they know to discover the new ideas and concepts in dance they don't know.  It is through this journey outside your comfort zone that discovery can be made and creativity can be achieved. When “going to the lab”, dancers will uncover new moves that feel intuitive to their own body and ideas that can only be discovered through a sense of play, openness, and adventure. It is in lab that a dancer can feel free to be daring, silly, dramatic, in both mind and movement, and mistakes are encouraged to be made. Step into the Shakra Lab where we will introduce you to some of the fun games we play to discover new movements. Through these experiments you not only learn about yourselves as dancers but strengthen connections with your fellow troupemates. This is the time to relax and enjoy dance movement with a sense of play, because at Shakra Lab there are no mistakes only new lessons to learn.

15.00 h: DOORS OPEN for shopping, food, meet & greet

17.30-21.30 h: BEYOND BELLYDANCE III - The dark fusion edition

Dance and performance art showcase. Performances by many international artists. Music by DJ Amar (USA)

TICKETS: Beyond Bellydance III  (€18): www.rasa.nl, tickets@rasa.nl or 0031 (0)30 2316040

 WORKSHOP VENUES:
Saturday: New Dance Studios | Wibautstraat 150 | Amsterdam, www.newdancestudios.nl
Sunday: RASA | Pauwstraat 13A | Utrecht, www.rasa.nl
 

INFO - REGISTRATION: the.uzume@gmail.com or 0031 (0) 6 150 32 560
for workshop registrations, dinner reservations for canvas, applications to perform in Flashdance
or to reserve tickets for Flashdance (€8)


HOMEPAGE of THE UZUMÉ: www.tjarda.nu

Martina Crowe-Hewett (CA/D)
The Uzumé (NL)
Calamity Sam (USA)
Hilde Cannoodt (UK)
Nuria (S)
Kerry Darstar (UK)
Ariellah (USA)
Shakra (USA)