|Rina Orellana (photo rinaorellana.com)|
The show is at Academy Theater in downtown Avondale Estates. Doors open at 7:00 and the show will start at 8:00. Click here to get your advance tickets for just $20!
Don't miss your chance to see...
If you're a student, teacher, or performer of American Tribal Style®, I seriously expect to see your smiling face in the audience, because we'll have a rare chance to see original FatChance member Rina Orellana perform el baile flamenco. Admit it -- one of the most awesome things about ATS is that you get to pretend you're a Flamencita during many of the slow moves!
A legend of both 1970s and contemporary belly dance who has been performing since her teens, Lee Ali is a unique performer, teacher, musician, lecturer, and community leader who rarely visits our area. She is an expert in Greek, North African, and trance forms, as well as classic raqs sharqi. I hear that Lee will present a classic 1970s raqs routine, taking us back to the golden era of the Middle Eastern clubs that had their epicenter in North Beach.
In addition to these amazing performers, the Crossroads & Origins show will feature some of the most talented dancers from metro Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, including:
- Awalim Dance Company
- Banat Almeh (my troupe!)
- Christy Anandaconda
- Jahara Phoenix Dance Company
- Jenny Nichols & Holley Avey
- Maria Palacio (Charlotte, NC)
- Natalie Brown of Delirium Tribal & Alternacirque (Columbia, SC)
- Rafiah Dance Company of Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
- Teejei Brigham, formerly of Awalim and now teaching and performing in Asheville, NC