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

2016 Summer Dance Showcase Full Page Workshop Schedule Flyer2016 Summer Dance Showcase Hawaii Full page flyer

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!

20000628 FTR KAPIOLANI PARK 5

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.

APRIL 25, 2015 DANCERS AND DRUMMERS FOR A CAUSE HAFLA

On April 25, 2015, MEDAH held a hafla to raise funds for women’s shelters and victims of domestic violence. Special thanks to Board Member Helenka Ratzlaff for organizing this event and the 2015 Shimmy Mob Hawaii! Multi-talented Helenka teaches yoga and belly dance, and was just certified as a life guard. And mahalo to Mike Bambi for the spectacular photos. You can view more of his work at http://artisthawaii.net/

If you have problems viewing the slideshow, please view it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65112663@N03/sets/72157651905426589/


Created with flickr slideshow.

MEDAH JOINS THE 2015 WORLD WIDE SHIMMY MOB!

173 cities and counting are participating in the 2015 World Wide Shimmy Mob on May 9, 2015!

Looking for a worthy cause to be involved in?  Take part in the world’s largest international belly dance event: Shimmy Mob!  The Shimmy Mob was created to raise awareness for shelters for victims of abuse.

United, we dance using the same song and the same choreography, wearing the same t-shirt, sharing the same goals, on the same day all over the world.  This year, we are celebrating the 5th anniversary and we aim to break the world record again!

We invite all dancers at all levels to participate.  Super fun and easy to learn, the 2015 choreography provides step-by-step breakdown in online videos.

What are you waiting for?  Join your friends and sign up now!!!

Once you sign up, you’ll be sent an official t-shirt and have access to the choreography online…then follow MEDAH on Facebook to learn where we’re meeting to rehearse, and to perform!

MEDAH at VALENTINE VEILS

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MEDAH invites you to help us usher in the New Year by performing at Morning Brew!

VALENTINE VEILS
Saturday, February 7, 5-7pm
at
Morning Brew
600 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI

Morning Brew is a great spot for trying out that new solo or new troupe number. The space is warm and inviting, and the perfect opportunity for dancing in an intimate space. There is a small stage that can accommodate perhaps 2 dancers, and a lower floor area that can hold 3 more performers. Attached are photos from our last event, to familiarize you with stage size.

Now is the perfect time to renew so you can perform in our events! (http://medah.org/blog/join-medah/)

If you are a member and would like to perform, please contact MEDAH at medah808@gmail.com. Send a short bio for introduction, along with your music in MP3 format. Please come fully dressed (there are no changing rooms).

This is our first 2015 MEDAH event, so we hope to see you there!