OCTOBER 13, 2016: CULTURAL MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY

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CULTURAL MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY
Presented by the 2016 Hawaii Belly Dance Convention and the Honolulu Museum of Arts
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016, 5:00 PM
at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Arts 900 Kinau St. Honolulu Hi 96814
 
Museum members: $12.00
General Admission: $15.00
In a new event for this year’s convention, enjoy cultural seminars followed by the Reflection performance review! Seminars: Starting at 5pm, Courtney Duchardt leads “Intro to Middle Eastern Dance,” which is followed by “From the Gypsy Trail, to the Melting Pot: The Ever-Nomadic Hsitory of Bellydance” lecture by Frank Farinaro. The cultural seminars end with a Q+A panel with visiting artists Mira Betz, Petite Jamilla, and Frank Farinaro. Reflection: Following the seminars is an intimate session of performances and commentary, an opportunity for professional feedback from HBDC’s visiting instructors. Beginning at 7pm, dancers can participate in a Q+A session and get feedback on their own performances.
 

October 13-17: HAWAII BELLY DANCE CONVENTION

Now in its 12th year, the 2016 Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention will bring performers and teachers from near and far to Honolulu to share the beauty and drama of Middle Eastern dance.

Cultural Middle Eastern Journey

“We’re so excited to announce the twelfth annual Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention. This year will be the best yet, bringing some of the best belly dancers in the world to Honolulu to share their knowledge and passion with dancers and dance lovers alike,” said convention founder Malia Delapenia. “We hope you’ll join us this October.”

The Hawaiʻi Belly Dance Convention shares the enchantment of Middle Eastern dance with friends from around the world in the spirit of aloha🌺

SEMINARS • EXHILARATING PERFORMANCES • MIDDLE EASTERN MARKETPLACE • VIP AFTER PARTY

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT http://www.hawaiibellydanceconvention.com/convention.html

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SEP 10, 2016: GODDESS ZONE BY SHAKTI’S DEN

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Shakti’s Den Productions Presents

Goddess Zone

“A fusion Belly Dance showcase inspired by the paintings of Hawaiian Goddesses by artist Rochelle Ortiz”

September 10th @ Doris Duke Theater

Address: 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI

A fundraiser show for Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company’s new in home dance studio.

Learn more about the artist Rochelle Ortiz on Instagram @teardrops4u

About The Project

Lead Choreographer and Artistic Director, Kalae Kaina, has been studying the art of Belly Dance for 20 years. Her adoration of this dance form shows in her passion and dedication to her dance, a love of dance she hopes to pass on to her students. She is the director of Hawaii’s premier Contemporary Fusion Belly Dance companies, Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company. Native born, with her lineage tracing back to Kalapana on Hawaii Island, Kalae is excited to share her first production pulling inspiration from her Hawaiian roots. This dance showcase will feature a full length show inspired by the paintings of local Artist Rochelle Ortiz aka Teardrop. Rochelle’s Hawaiian Goddess series is inspired by observing our beautiful aina getting covered with concrete, slowly losing her beauty due to mankind and our relentless pursuit of destroying our planet. The artist wanted to give mother nature a face and a voice in hopes that we remember that without her, we will not exist. The collaboration between dance artist and visual artist came quite naturally as Kalae and Rochelle dance together! Join us as we bring art to life through dance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goddess-zone-tickets-26616039290

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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The Beauty of Bellydance at Kan Zaman with Casandra Corette

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You can see MEDAH member Casandra Corette entertain every month at The Beauty of Belly Dance at Kan Zaman!

Kan Zaman is a fantastic Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant on Nu’uanu Ave in Honolulu.

On Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM. Casandra dances on one or two Wednesdays per month.

For schedule announcements please check out Casandra’s website http://casandracorette.com/

or join “The Beauty of Belly Dance” on Facebook for all show updates

https://www.facebook.com/groups/686312964754107/

Kan Zaman Restaurant www.kanzamanhawaii.com

1028 Nu’uanu Ave

808-554-3847 (reservations recommended)

Reviews on YELP: http://www.yelp.com/biz/kan–zaman-honolulu

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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

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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.

Feb 20, 2016: Shakti’s Den: A Performance Art Showcase

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Join the Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company for an evening of Belly Dance & performance art!

Saturday, Feb. 20th at
Ong King Arts Center
184 N. King St.

 

Two special viewings of the show on the same night!
1st show:
6pm doors open, show starts promptly at 6:30pm
2nd show:
8:30pm doors open, show starts promptly at 9pm

Online ticket sales available here: https://shaktilove808.eventbrite.com/
$20 pre-sale tix
$25 at the door
Seating is limited, so get your tickets!

Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company will be traveling to Las Vegas for the Tribal Massive, a highly prestigious dance festival, in late February for a week of dance training & their very first performance as a group in the Massive Showcase! Please help support their efforts by going to their show! They will have a great line up of performers as well as their very popular “Belly Dance Garage Sale.” That’s right! After years of dancing and costuming, you would be surprised at how much they collect! The ladies are cleaning out their closets! Bring cash for great deals on fun stuff!

For additional information or questions
Contact: kalae@shakti808.com

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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NOV 29-DEC 7: 5th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

5th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center

12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

November 29th- December 7th. 2015


Embark on an experience of a lifetime at the world famous Kalani Honua Retreat Center with Belly Dance Super Stars, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle. Soak in the beauty of Hawaii and deepen your dance with a total of 40 hours of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance training! This retreat is designed to help you take your dance to the next level, by giving you the tools and techniques that will assist you in your growth as a dancer.  Receive personal attention from Kami and Zoe that will catapult you to your next level as a dancer. 
Join us for this amazing week of dance, inspiration, and adventure! Connect with dancers from around the world as you relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer! Enjoy the healthy, local, and mostly organic meals that Kalani is famous for. This dance retreat is intended for Intermediate/Advanced dancers.  This retreat is open to 45 participants during the weeklong intensive and an additional 30 during the weekend intensive.

For reservations, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-hawaii-retreat-with-zoe-jakes-kami-liddle-tickets-15611799312

 

November 21, 2015: MEDAH CULTURE DAY CELEBRATION

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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 15, 2015: Shakti’s Den 9th Annual Fundraiser

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Shakti’s Den

Shakti’s Den Productions
Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (HST)

at

Ong King Art Center, 184 North King Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Come on down and show your support for Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company at their 9th annual fundraiser! This will not be your typical belly dance show! For the first time ever Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company are presenting their very own in-house show full of surprizes!  We are pulling some of our Devi girls out of the nest as many of them will be performing solos!  We will also be featuring our brand new, first time ever performed in Hawaii, Tribal Fest 15 piece!  Bring cash or your check book for our silent auction and always popular, belly dance garage sale!

Featuring Performances by:

Darrell Imaginarian

Kiku Byrne

Tara Bowman

Anjanette Thomas

Lynette Day

Kalae Kaina

Wendy Caldwell

Nicole Chatterson

Vila Donovan

And of course..

Shakti Dance Movement

&

Devi Dance Company

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaktis-den-tickets-17827392210

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.

OCT 8-12: HAWAII BELLY DANCE CONVENTION

HBDC 2015

11th ANNUAL HAWAI‘I BELLY DANCE CONVENTION
TO SHOWCASE MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE OCT. 8-12

Now in its 11th year, the 2015 Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention will bring performers and teachers from near and far to Honolulu to share the beauty and drama of Middle Eastern dance October 8-12.

“We’re so excited to announce the eleventh annual Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention. This year will be the best yet, bringing some of the best belly dancers in the world to Honolulu to share their knowledge and passion with dancers and dance lovers alike,” said convention founder Malia Delapenia. “We hope you’ll join us this October.”

Featured visiting performers and instructors include Moria Chappell, a tribal fusion belly dancer from Washington DC; Shahrzad, an Oriental belly dancer from Virginia, and belly dance royalty Princess Farhana from Los Angeles as well as Andrea Aranda from San Francisco and Draconis from Texas.

– See more at: http://hawaiibellydanceconvention.com/wordpress/#sthash.xH3dw6rH.dpuf