project belly dance

Project Belly Dance Weekend
August 11-12, 2012 in Mountain View, California

 

voteThis year we are doing a people's choice round, so come to the Saturday night show and vote for the winner .In addition to seeing all of the contestants perform, each of the judges will also dance: Aziza, Lotus Niraja, Bahaia, Shoshanna, Michelle Joyce, Zaheea and Andalee. After the show the space will be transformed into a nightclub, so stick around for the after party!

We are also featuring an amazing array of workshops all weekend long. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from our judges!

All workshops are at Western Ballet Studio 914 N Rengstorff Ave # B Mountain View, CA 94043
The Gala Show is at Club Illusions 260 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

 

Please note that video cameras may be present at the workshops.

project belly dance

Saturday Night Performance and After Party
($15 / $20 at the door)
Saturday August 11, 2012 6pm (doors open at 5:30)
at Club Illusions 260 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306
The show will be filmed as part of Project Belly Dance Season 2. It is a people's choice round, so all audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the dancer that they think should go on to the next round! In addition to seeing all of the contestants perform, each of the judges will also do a performance: Aziza, Lotus Niraja, Bahaia, Shoshanna, Michelle Joyce, Zaheea and Andalee. After the show the space will be transformed into a nightclub, so stick around for the after party!
ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

project belly dance Shoshanna Workshop (Sat 11-1)
Dance Dramatics and Four Yard Veil ( $40 / $45 at the door)
Saturday, August 11, 2012 11am - 1pm
at Western Ballet Studio 914 N Rengstorff Ave # B Mountain View, CA 94043
First, delve into tricky techniques and learn three great combinations in Shoshanna’s signature dramatic style, exploring ways to heighten the drama in your performances. Excellent for all styles and levels, although it will be challenging! Next, learn to wield long veils with ease and grace. If you can conquer the four yard veil, you can dance with any veil! Learn essential techniques, explore transitions, body positioning, and learn a combination designed to inspire you to love the dazzling and dramatic art of long veils! Veils available to borrow.
Shoshanna's website
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project belly dance Lotus Niraja Workshop (Sat 1:15 - 3:15)
“Own the Stage!” ( $40 / $45 at the door)
Saturday August 11, 2012 1:15pm - 3:15pm
at Western Ballet Studio 914 N Rengstorff Ave # B Mountain View, CA 94043
The stage is your playground and your domain! Setting the theme and tone for the audience is a great way to capture their attention by working with the power of everyday gestures and natural human expression. It is very Egyptian! Once you enter the stage, you connect with your audience. It is up to you to keep their interest. Let your personality and technique speak for you through practical technique and analyzing the aesthetics of belly dance movements. We'll work with isolations, gestures, and 'percussive expressions' to explore ways to capture and keep your audience's attention. Learn to move past counting and over rehearsed steps. Create the WOW factor through exercises in framing, accents, creative movement, and building energy. Make your dance personal, unique, expressive and communicative!
Lotus Niraja's website
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project belly dance Aziza Workshop (Sat 3:30-5:30)
Saucy Saidi Choreography ( $40 / $45 at the door)
Saturday, August 11, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
at Western Ballet Studio 914 N Rengstorff Ave # B Mountain View, CA 94043
A sassy saidi creation from Aziza. High energy with plenty of humor and surprise accents. No assaya required.
Aziza's website
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project belly dance Andalee Workshop (Sun 11:30-1)
Musical Geography: Methods for Mapping out Music ($30 / $35 at the door)
Sunday August 12, 2012 11:30am - 1pm
at Western Ballet Studio 914 N Rengstorff Ave # B Mountain View, CA 94043
-Bring Notebook & Pen
Ever run into difficulty Choreographing a Dance or Outlining a Dance for something more Improvisational? Great Choreographies (and Improv) don’t happen by simply putting together a bunch of 8 counts and combos. Learn a Fabulous technique for mapping out your music on paper to more easily understand it’s overall pattern as well as more specific nuances, such as rhythm changes, character, instrumentation, tempo changes, variations, and accents. You will learn to increase your Musicality and create a mini choreography that embodies the music,as well as learn a few great tricks for editing a song. Students will participate through the whole choreographing process from beginning to end and help Andalee and other classmates create a unique, short choreography for the class.
Andalee's website
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project belly dance Bahaia Workshop (Sun 1:30 - 3:30)
Demystifying the Drum Solo ( $40 / $45 at the door)
Sunday August 12, 2012 1:30 - 3:30
at Western Ballet Studio 914 N Rengstorff Ave # B Mountain View, CA 94043
More than just muscle contractions and a laundry list of isolations, the drum solo should be a display of showmanship, personal expression, and a refined understanding of rhythm and music. In this workshop, we will deconstruct this quintessential musical genre, go beyond physical technique, eliminate fear and anxiety,  and turn drum solos – both recorded and live - into the highlight of your repertoire.
Bahaia's website
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project belly dance Aziza workshop (Sun 4-6)
Creative Combinations ( $40 / $45 at the door)
Sunday August 12, 2012 4pm - 6pm
at Western Ballet Studio 914 N Rengstorff Ave # B Mountain View, CA 94043
Rhythm specific traveling steps and combinations ready to apply to your own performance. Special focus on transitions and fluidity!
Aziza's website
ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

 

Hotels
There are a few hotels within walking distance from the venue. I have never stayed at any of these hotels, so please be sure to read the reviews of them online.

Coronet Motel 2455 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 326-1081
Singe Person $80 - $130
Two Persons, One Bed $90 - $140
Two Persons, Two Beds $100 - $150

Hotel California 2431 Ash Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 322-7666
**this is the closest hotel to the venue
One Full Size Bed: Starting at $89.00 for one person, $92.00 for two people
One Queen Bed: Starting at $95.00 for one person, $99.00 for two people
Deluxe Room: 1 Queen bed, plus a separate day bed... $115.00 for one or two people, $125.00 for third person using daybed. Deluxe Rooms are larger and include additional amenities such as a small refrigerator and microwave oven.

Stanford Terrace Inn 531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 857-0333
around $200 per night



 

The concept for this show was created by Michelle Joyce and Lotus Niraja
and is produced by Cheeky Girls Productions  

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