Suhaila Salimpour. Nearly ever dancer, once he or she reaches a certain level, will run across Suhaila's terminology and technique in a class or a workshop. And in the Tribal world, Suhaila is pretty much belly dance royalty.
Now Suhaila is coming to Atlanta! This coming weekend, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance is sponsoring two days of workshops accompanied by two big evening events. Friday night, the weekend kicks off with a "Cabaret Meets Tribal Fusion Extravaganza," featuring a fashion show, performances by top talent, live music, and a welcome hafla. Saturday night's Gala Show will feature Suhaila, AFBD's Rafi'ah Dance Company, and many more performers from metro Atlanta and beyond. Even if you can't make the workshops, I'd strongly recommend checking out this show!
Suhaila will be teaching four workshops, and I am personally looking forward to packing my brain and body with new information. I do expect the workshops to be challenging and strenuous; with my fitness and endurance levels not being that great at the moment, I plan to pace myself; if I need to take a break, I'll learn by watching. And I'll definitely do some "window-shopping" with the great vendors who will be offering their wares during breaks!
Registration for the workshops is still open, and of course you can buy advance tickets to the Friday and Saturday night shows. Just click here for purchase links as well as more details about the weekend!