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Sarah Mayne here, and I'm so excited to tell you about this years production of 'Summer Shimmies Showcase'! This DOUBLE-Night Showcase will inspire and delight you with performances from Professionals and Community Performers, all set to the theme of FOLKLORE.
Friday, August 24th 7:30 PM Doors, 8 PM Curtain $10 advance / $15 @ door Student Recital featuring the RakStar's in an adventure expressing Folklore through thoughtful movement and joyful expression! Our performances will include BOLLYWOOD, the weilding of Scimitar Swords, Chinese Xinjiang Dancers, Drum Solos & Innovative new choreographies.
Saturday, August 25th 7:30 PM Doors, 8 PM Curtain $15 advance / $20 @ door Gala Showcase featuring Delkash, Allspice, Tahira Bollywood, Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian dancer Erica, BDGR Instructors and Special Guests in a Professional Showcase of Art in Motion. Special welcome to the newest Troupe Members - Kimmy of Delkash and Tammy of Allspice! Performances will include 6 new choreographies!
Ticketing Options: Fri. Student Recital: $10 adv / $15 @ door Sat. Gala Showcase: $15 adv / $20 @ door BOTH Performances: $20 adv / $30 @ door
Tickets will be held at WILL CALL. Please provide ID and name at the door.
We gaurentee two evenings of unforgettable, inspiring and memorable Middle-Eastern entertainment unlike anything available in West Michigan. Tickets are already selling so I urge you to get your tickets now before we sell out! When you attend BOTH nights of performances, you get a big price break on tickets!
I am so proud of the dancers assembled for 'Summer Shimmies', all of this weekends performers are bringing a unique flavor, style, and expertise to this show. You will love this production...
YOUR TICKET PROMISES AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF MIDEASTERN INSPIRED MAGIC...
Not only will you be treated to Bollywood, Chinese and Folkloric dance numbers (which I'll tell you more about in a moment) that will entertain and move you, but you'll also be viewing some of the best and most authentic entertainment around.
WARNING: We are only allowing 60 total tickets to be sold for these events - once we reach that number, ticket sales will be shut down.
Because we want everyone who attends to have a wonderful personal view of these ONE-TIME-ONLY productions, we are keeping the audience size small and intimate. So, get your tickets NOW, as this event will sell out very quickly.
What You Will See & Experience During This Incredible 'Summer Shimmies' Live Event:
A Dedicated And Passionate Community of Performers, Capturing Your Heart And Entrancing Your Mind- BellyDance Performers are some of the most dedicated and driven dancers you will ever meet, inspiring viewers, just like you. With their hypnotic movements, you'll be taken across continents as the dancers bring you into the world of Raqs Sharqi during this unforgettable evening.
Traditional Chinese Dances - Our newest instructior, Julia, comes to us from China and leads the West Michigan Chinese Dance Association. She is now a resident teacher at BellyDanceGR and her students will be presenting TWO all-new choreographies on Friday night, while Julia, guest dancer Ping and the rest of the WM Chinese Dance Association perform a Fan Dance on Saturday Night.
Folklore Theme- Folklore is at the heart of every culture, representing their clothing, daily activities, movements, music and the personalities of the people. We will feature many Egyptian folk styles and/or personalities, like Nubian, Saidi, Melaya Leff, Hagallah, Shabbi street dance & MORE!
Innovations & Explorations - Sarah Mayne offers a unique class on a weekly basis called Innovations & Explorations. The students of this class design, choreography and create their own choreography - from the ground up. Choreography is much, MUCH more than imposing steps to music, it is first understanding the emotion, story and intent the artist wishes to express based on the MUSIC first. This is a powerfully emotional journey each dancer goes through before even placing one step to the music. Come and witness what these 7 Artists have created over the past 4 months, they will be sure to elicit tears, bountiful laughter, gasps and inspire you to go deeper...
Aerial Artist "Silks" Dance
Aerial Silks yoga classes are offered weekly at BellyDanceGR for Drop-In by Director of Bangarang Circus, Rachel Finan. She will transport your mind and body on a journey of stretching, flowing, and surrender with the beauty of suspended weightlesness.
With her incredible strength, grace and flexibility, Rachel will take you on a unique and emotionally powerful journey through her individual experission of Silk Dancing. Witness her fly through the air, soar into the audience and take your breath away with awe-inspiring drops.
I'm so excited about this event, and thrilled that we have the beautiful Ambrosia Theater to call our home.
I Know You Have Many Entertainment Options Open To You, But This Is Truly Something You Can't See Every Day. If You're Idea Of Great Entertainment Is Something That Combines Beauty, Culture, Dance and Music. You Will Not Want To Miss This 'Summer Shimmies' Showcase - TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SHOWS.
I so wish we had room for more than just 60 people to attend these events, but we simply don't. We have to cut it off there. Therefore, if you're serious about being here for this show (and maybe bringing a friend, family member, or special someone with you), get your tickets NOW.
Tickets for this show are only $20 in advance for BOTH Nights!
For a production of this caliber, it's a very good deal. I can promise you, you will have a time to remember on August 24 & 25!
I look forward to seeing you at the show!
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