NOVEMBER 4: MEDAH’s Students’ Recital

NOVEMBER 4: MEDAH’s Students’ Recital

Nextdoor
43 N Hotel St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4 PM – 9 PM
This is an open call for MEDAH dancers/ singers/ musicians and their students!Call time for performers: 3:30 pm

If you are interested and available, please respond with the below information to medah808@gmail.com

1- Name and brief description of your style of dance or the piece you have chosen to perform:
2- Song: (Limited to 6 Minutes for groups)
3- Entrance: (Starting on or off stage)
4- Names and full headcount of participants: (this list will be at the front door)
5- Any additional info or request that MEDAH needs to know:

Deadline for submissions will be 10/21/2018

Teachers must be a MEDAH member to perform! If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership, please do so prior to meet the deadline for the call of performers. Please keep in mind that if your submission is incomplete unfortunately we are unable to hold a performance slot for you.

Students do not need to be a MEDAH member and will receive free admission to the event to participate with their instructor.

We are very excited and look forward to having you and your students perform at MEDAH’s Students’ Recital!

OCT 12-14: BAGOAS IN HAWAII!

OCT 12-14 WORKSHOP WEEKEND WITH BAGOAS!

OCT 14: SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY BAGOAS AT ONG KING

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Sammie in Hawaii and MEDAH are excited to host visiting artist, Bagoas from Seattle, Washington! Bagoas will offer two workshops designed for dancers of all levels! The weekend concludes with a performance to remember as Bagoas brings down the house at the October Belly Dance Cafe on October 14th!

ABOUT BAGOAS:

Bagoas is an award winning tribal fusion belly dancer known for his musicality, lyricism, technical power, precision, dramatic presentations, overwhelming charisma and down to earth interaction with his audience. In 2010 he won the title of the Yellow Rose of Texas at Ya Halla Y’all in the Professional Tribal Alternative Men’s category. Since then, he has been published in Zaghareet magazine, What Weekly, and Belly Dance Japan, and has performed at oriental dance events along the East Coast including Rakkasah East, Belly Horror, River City Raqs, DC Tribal Café, and Seven Cities Tribal Cafe. He has also been a featured performer and workshop instructor at events such as the premiere Annapolis Fringe Festival, the Winter Festival of Wonders, TribalCon, Hard Raqs Festival, Cues and Tattoos, and the Super Fun Dance Camp retreat.

WORKSHOP TOPICS:

Friday – 6-9 PM: What Just Happened?!

Description: Bagoas will teach a high energy Tribal Fusion choreography brimming with musicality, muscular isolation and attitude that will leave your audience wondering “What just happened?!” A wide range of movement will be used including layering, traveling, popping and locking, ticking, arm patterns and turns. Student will leave with a full choreography that they can perform as a whole, or dissect into small combos to incorporate into their own choreographies.

Saturday – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Breath and Shadow

Description: This workshop will break down the mechanics of the breath within the context of common belly dance isolations. Students will be coached through breathing exercises and techniques that can be used to develop phrasing and a broader range of movement options. These exercises will then be applied to short combos to help tie breath into movement. Bringing awareness to the breath allows dancers to increase their performance endurance, and to discover their potential slinkiness by adding that luscious, molasses-like aesthetic to choreographies and combos.

PRICING:

Early Bird Package (for both workshops BEFORE August 31):

Non-MEDAH/Non-College Student – $100
MEDAH Member or College Student – $80
Regular Package (for both workshops AFTER August 31):
Non-MEDAH/Non-College Student – $120
MEDAH Member or College Student – $100
A La Carte:
What Just Happened?!: $75
Breath and Shadow: $60
Sammie accepts PayPal payments (sent as friends and family) to paypal.me/swon, Venmo payments to “Samantha Giridhar,” and cash or check in person. Please contact Sammie through Facebook Messenger or via email at sammieinhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to discuss a payment plan!***Please note that we will only be able to issue refunds BEFORE October 1***

Private Lessons:

Bagoas will also be available for private lessons. Please contact him directly at bagoasdances@gmail.com for all the details!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/333680747169382/

SEP 29: ALIA BELLY DANCE IN HONOLULU WORKSHOP AND HAFLA

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

WORKSHOP: HOW TO PUT THE MIDDLE EAST BACK INTO YOUR DANCE

Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center Studio 2
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

COST:
MEDAH members $20 (complimentary entrance to hafla included)
Non-member $25 (complimentary entrance to hafla included)
Hafla to follow in the evening!

Learn the secrets to making your dancing Middle Eastern as opposed to just doing Middle Eastern moves to music.

HAFLA: HAFLAT RAQS SHARQI

Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Ong King Arts Center
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

COST:
MEDAH members $5
Non-member $10

FEATURING:
Special performance by visiting instructor Alia
Live Middle Eastern band “ Island Oasis”
Live drumming
Live singing by Adly
Food and beverages provided by Ong King
An open dance floor for all to enjoy and dance!

ATTIRE:
Come ready to dance! You can come in costume, or in your favorite belly dance wear! Tell your friends to get dressed and meet you on the dance floor!

Some FAQ

“Haflat Raqs” what does that mean? A Dance party
‘Hafla’ is an Arabic word and has multiple meanings: party, celebration, and/or concert

Haflas are a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community to share joy and friendship by dancing and making music together .Haflas can be a time to perform with or for each other, but at their essence they are a chance to support each other and allow hobbyist , students, teachers and professionals alike to come together in non- competitive and supportive environment.

What should you expect to see when you walk in to a hafla?

Fellow enthusiast of dance and music – you found your people!
A room full of music, color, sparkles and smiles.
Dancers and musicians of all skill level out on the dance floor together
Perhaps a sneak peak of students with their teachers working on the latest combos from class
Familiar faces or friends you haven’t met yet
Leave room for spontaneity: A chance to follow a dancer in a different style, practice a tricky musical rhythm with live music. Play your new drum, maybe sing Who knows –It’s a party!!

Do haflas have rules? Yes and no. At their very core they are meant to be social
Can anyone come join the dance floor at a hafla? – YES, YES, YES! However, there may be times set aside for brief performances or activities.
Should I wear a costume?

For the dancers:

Wear what makes you feel fabulous you dancing Queen or King !
If you are aching to show off a new hip scarf, pants, skirt, choli or all of the above or more, you absolutely should!

For Musicians and Singers:

Wear what makes you feel like the superstar you are!

Don’t have a costume, or a costume will get in the way while you are jamming out. No worries!
You can accessorize where you can ( hat, head piece etc.), a cool top or dress shirt that is unique to the occasion, pants or skirts that are comfortable and functional enough but still sure to standout . A caftan if you wish.
The options are endless, come subtle and cool, come dressed to impress. Just come!
There will probably be a mixed of folks in full costume and folks in street clothes. (Since some may want to come an join last minute)

Can I come and jam with my own instrument? If you just want to show up and jam to whatever’s happening, feel free! (But if there’s a set band /singer/ dancer in a set instead of an open jam session, please ask before jumping in. There will always be time for open jam after the set)

ABOUT ALIA:

Alia is a professional Belly Dancer who has worked all over the world, especially in Egypt, where she earned her Performer’s License (which is the highest qualification you can earn in the Middle Eastern Dance world). While in Egypt (1996 – 1997) she had the unique experience of being the only foreign dancer to have performed for President Mubarak. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives in Australia. She has almost 30 years of dance and teaching experience and brings a wealth of information. In Melbourne, Alia performs at restaurants, weddings and functions, both in the cabaret and folkloric styles.
Join us at her workshop!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT medah808@gmail.com

JUL 21: MEDAH AT THE MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S GLEAM

Join MEDAH for a magical experience at the Foster Botanical Garden!

If you have never been to the gardens this is a perfect day to come out and enjoy, relax with family and friends and take in some family entertainment.  There is always fun for everyone.

Foster Botanical Garden will be turned into a magical wonderland with 2500 luminaries sparkling along the pathways weaving through the garden.  Come and smell the night blooming flowers, enjoy some great performances, and meet the Mongolian Tribesmen & their fighting knights.

DATE: Saturday, July 21st
EVENT TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
PLACE: Foster Botanical Gardens ~ 50 N. Vineyard Bl at Nuuanu Ave

MEDAH TIME: 4:30-5:30
Call time for MEDAH performers – 3:30 p.m.

All performers will be on the main stage

CALL FOR PERFORMORS & DANCERS:
Contact us at: medah808@gmail.com by July 7th @ 11:59 pm. We will not accept after that date.

All Performers MUST be MEDAH members at the time of performance!

Feb 10, 2018: MEDAH PRESENTS Valentine Veils!

MEDAH presents…

VALENTINE VEILS!

A Romantic Journey featuring
Middle Eastern dancing, music & food

With performances by:

MALIA DELAPENIA • KALAE KAINA • MURAT DEMIRTAS & TURKISH WINGS • SAMANTHA GIRIDHAR & LILIKOI DANCE

And many more!

And Special Guest
MEREDITH ZELMAN NARISSI
Author of “7 Veils – Mystical Secrets of a Feminine Path to Enlightenment”

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6-10PM

6-6:45PM: Kismet (Meredith Zelman Narissi) will give a short interactive workshop on the veils of spiritual transformation through belly dance and feminine transcendence

at the
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Ave, 7th Floor, Honolulu

PARKING INCLUDED IN ADMISSION FEE

BAR OPEN TO PURCHASE WINE OR ALCOHOL

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 for HONOLULU CLUB and MEDAH Members | $15 for Non Members

Payment at HC Front Desk.

DINNER RESERVATIONS: $30.80 per person

General Admission not included in Dinner Ticket. Dinner reservations must be made by February 1st and paid in advance. No walk-ins.

For reservations, call 808 585-9626 leave a message and phone number for Julie Augafa, Food & Beverage Director, that you like to pay for dinner for Feb 10th. She will call back and take a credit card number. OR Email at jaugafa@honoluluclub.com.

Valentine Veils Buffet Dinner Menu

  • Meat Kebabs
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Tzatziki dip
  • Tabbouleh Salad
  • Hummus
  • Falafel
  • Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pita
  • Other surprises

Dessert:

  • Baklava,
  • Fresh fruit w/fudge and fresh cream

Beverage: Ice Water

Bar will be open to purchase wine or alcohol

For more information, email medah808@gmail.com

SAT, NOV 4: MEDAH CULTURE DAY FESTIVAL

MEDAH presents:
CULTURE DAY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, November 4 at 7 – 11 PM

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1154 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

MEDAH presents a celebration of Culture Day (文化の日 Bunka no Hi ), a national holiday held annually in Japan on November 3 for the purpose of promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor. Tonight, talented artists from Hawaii and beyond will present a diverse range of acts representing cultures from all over the world. Stay after the show to boogie to the ethnic beats of DJ Alex Globerson! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. $10 cover charge per person, $5 for MEDAH members. Payment by CASH or CHEQUE only please.

MEMBERSHIP for 2018: Renew or join MEDAH at the event! $25 will get you entry to the show and membership for 2018 !!! What a deal!!!! Payment by CASH or CHEQUE only please. This offer not available through the MEDAH website.

PERFORMANCES BY:

Helenka, Palo Seco and Marla Merlano Kraintz, Pikake, Kiana Luna, Les Nomades, Chin Chu Roche (Korean Drum Dance), Ashlee, Fairyn Rain, The Habibi Sisters, Adly Mirza, Holly, Milica, Vila, and more!

JULY 15, 2017: Midsummer Night’s Gleam at Foster Botanical Garden

MEDAH is thrilled to be featured at

Midsummer Night’s Gleam ~ Night of a Thousand Stars

DATE: Saturday, July 15
EVENT TIME:  4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
PLACE: Foster Botanical Gardens ~ 50 N. Vineyard Bl  at Nuuanu Ave

MEDAH TIME:  4:30-5:30
Call time for MEDAH performers –  3:30 p.m. 

All performers will be on the main stage

MEDAH will be after the “African Drums” that will start at 4:00p.m.

CALL FOR PERFORMORS & DANCERS:  Contact us at: medah808@gmail.com by June 30.   

All Performers MUST be MEDAH members at the time of performance! 

JULY 29-30: 2016 SUMMER DANCE SHOWCASE

FREE THIS WEEEKEND! Free dance workshops and performances!
Friday, July 29th and Saturday July 30th

2016 SUMMER DANCE SHOWCASE

at Maile Theatre at Kapiolani Community College

Workshops include Classical Egyptian Belly Dance with Jahara Al Jawaher and American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl Workman. Performances by Devi Dance Company, Shakti Dance Movement, MEDAH and more!

Although this event is free, patrons are encouraged to get tickets on Eventbrite:

Friday July 29th
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-summer-dance-showcase-hawaii-performance-july-29th-tickets-26630624916

Saturday July 30th
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-summer-dance-showcase-hawaii-july-30-tickets-26630762327

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MARCH 25-26 HAWAII DANCE IMMERSION WORKSHOPS with DALIA CARELLA and ZILLS FOR DANCERS AND DRUMMERS with SOUREN BARONIAN

REGISTER NOW! http://medah.org/2016daliacarella.html

Hawaii Dance Immersion workshops with Dalia Carella

and

Zills for Dancers and Drummers with Souren Baronian!

MARCH 25 & 26 at the ALOHA DANCESPORT CENTER
350 Ward Av., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96814, (808) 200-5540

1. Friday, March 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Turkish Romani/Dunyavi Roma- Getting down with 9/8 Karsilama!

2. Friday, March 25, 8 – 10 p.m.
Rumba Flamenca Arabe

3. Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sassy Dance Orientale

4. Saturday, March 26, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Zills with Souren Baronian

REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES AND SAVE!!

http://medah.org/2016daliacarella.html

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MARCH 26 HAWAII DANCE IMMERSION WITH DALIA CARELLA SHOW

Mark your calendar for a limited engagement in Hawaii…

DALIA CARELLA

also featuring Souren Baronian of New York

local group Partners in Time, and Special Guest Dancers.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mark’s Garage (Chinatown)
22 South Pauahi St. (Between Nuuanu and Bethel Streets) Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 532-9300


Specialty cocktails and beer available for purchase


Entrance $15 non-MEDAH members /$ 10 MEDAH members


Parking lot next door

 Dalia flyer

 

Dalia Carella is a renowned Near/Middle Eastern and world fusion solo artist, choreographer, master teacher, and Founder/Artistic Director of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective in New York City. Dalia has been training professionals and students for many years with her enormous wealth of dance technique and theatrical presentation in any style that she teaches.

Dalia has delved deeply in Near Eastern and Turkish Romani dance, as well as Flamenco, Indian, Bollywood/Bhangra, Afro-Haitian, Samba, Salsa, Afro-Puertorican (Bomba and Plena), Tango and Western dance such as jazz and ballet. Her numerous concerts and teaching tours have led her throughout the US, Canada, England, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, China, Turkey, and Japan. Besides Dalia’s unique technique of Danse Orientale (Belly Dance), Dalia also created two art forms on the Middle Eastern Dance circuit called El Mundo (Belly Dance, Latin Caribbean, Flamenco) and Dunyavi Roma (Gypsy Dance). Dalia’s much sought after teaching style and performance technique of innovative Belly Dance, Turkish Romani and Flamenco Araby movements and skirt work have been sought after and appreciated by both Near/Mideastern and Tribal Dance communities around the world.

February 13, 2016: Valentine Veils

Join us for a special event!

 

VALENTINE VEILS

at Ala Moana Center Stage

Saturday, February 13, 3 p.m.

You must be a MEDAH member to perform, so now is the perfect time to renew your membership.

MEDAH members, please contact medah808@gmail.com if you are interested in performing. Send a short introduction bio and your music in mp3 format. Please contact us for costume and prop requirements.

Hope to see you there!

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January 24, 2016: MEDAH AT VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

CALL TO DANCERS AND MUSICIANS:


VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Sunday, January 24, 2016
at the Kapiolani Bandstand

1:30-2pm

Contact medah808@gmail.com if you wish to perform. Send bio and music in mp3 format.

Remember now’s the perfect time to renew your membership (http://medah.org/join.html) and represent MEDAH at the New Year Festival!

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November 21, 2015: MEDAH CULTURE DAY CELEBRATION

11-21 CULTURE DAY
Join us for an evening of diverse dance and music in celebration of our 2nd Annual Culture Day Celebration! Culture Day is a day to promote culture, the arts, and academic endeavor.

Where: private location. Contact medah808@gmail.com for more info.
Doors open at 6 PM
First come, first served seating
Donations welcome and performers are free
BYOB & BYOF

Contact medah808@gmail.com if you wish to perform, and provide bio and music. Non-members are welcome to dance!

AUG 16: FRAME DRUMMING FOR DANCERS AND DRUMMERS with ROWAN STORM

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MEDAH presents…

Frame Drumming for Dancers and Drummers

with

ROWAN STORM

 

WORKSHOP: AUGUST 16, 2015 4-7pm

FOLLOWED BY OPTIONAL DRUM CIRCLE: 7:15-8:45pm*

*The drum circle is free, but tip donations would be appreciated.

Frame drums are a perfect instrument for belly dancers. Women have been dancing with these drums since ancient times. Frame drumming helps belly dancers learn and internalize different world rhythms, and they are fun to dance with! Learn Rowan’s unique symmetrical frame drumming technique that improves your drumming style while promoting physical and mental balance, wellness and creativity.

Participants must sign up by July 29th so Rowan can know the correct number of drums to bring. We need a minimum of six (6) participants and we must cap it at 15.

COST:
For those who do not already own a 10″ or 12″ Thinline Frame Drum* (required for the workshop) ~ these prices include its purchase:

MEDAH members ~ $60
Nonmembers ~ $70

For those who already own a 10″ or 12″ Thinline Frame Drum:

MEDAH members ~ $40
Nonmembers ~ $50

REGISTER AND PAY VIA PAYPAL AT: http://medah.org/events/rowanstormworkshop.html

*Please note that the low price for the Thinlines is special for workshop participants. Rowan designed them. You may also pay by check. To register and pay by check, contact medah808@gmail.com.

LOCATION:

Teahouse 1
Queen Emma Gardens
1511 Nu’uanu Avenue Honolulu, HI 96817

Parking is free, but participants must register their vehicle information at the security office in the “King Tower” building for a parking pass. So arriving by 3:45pm is urged.

About Rowan:
With more than 25 years of experience with cultures and drumming of the Middle East and Mediterranean, Rowan Storm is recognized internationally as a performer and educator. Rowan brings freshness to tradition with her teaching method and frame drum designs, including the Thinline Frame Drums by Remo and her signature Rowan Storm Dayereh by Cooperman, now also produced by Remo.

Throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, Rowan has studied and performed with some of the greatest masters of Middle Eastern music. Maintaining a full international concert and workshop schedule, Rowan plays and teaches a wide vocabulary of drumming styles, and sings in several languages.

The frame drum is the oldest documented instrument, used primarily by women for millennia in the Middle East and Mediterranean. In addition to its traditional use for rites of passage, singing accompaniment and musicality, Rowan Storm is pioneering a new approach to the frame drum. As the non-dominant hand (and corresponding feminine principle) is released from its supporting role and begins to share creative leadership with the dominant hand (and male principle), we summon and integrate dormant capacities of both brain hemispheres.

With the narrow frame and light weight of Rowan’s Thinline Frame Drum by Remo, Symmetrical Frame Drumming promotes balanced partnership between the rational and intuitive, feminine and masculine, linear and holistic perception. As a daily practice, we gradually open the door to vast untapped resources of wellness and creativity. You can view Rowan’s teaching method videos at http://www.rowanstorm.com/teaching-method-videos.html.