Friday, September 21, 2012

"Raks el Hob" this Sunday at Dez Persian Grill

This Sunday the 21st, enjoy some of the area's most graceful dancers at "Raks el Hob" (which I believe means "Dance of Love").

Saroya, Cairo, Sheri, and Galina will entertain diners in an informal presentation at Dez Persian Grill in Smyrna, starting at 8:00 p.m.

For more information, RSVP to the Facebook event at

There are lots of awesome workshops, shows, and other events coming up this fall!  Keep up with everything by visiting the Yalla Y'all Calendar.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Essence of Belly Dance 2" at AFBD

Aziza of Montreal
Coming up September 15 and 16, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance gives local dancers an opportunity to study with two legendary performers:  Aziza of Montreal and Sera Solstice.  The "Essence of Belly Dance 2" weekend will include workshops, a gala show, a fashion show, and shopping.  It all takes place at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

Sera Solstice
(Photo by TabooMedia)
I learned about Aziza of Montreal years ago from the legendary Atlanta dancer Gina, who had studied with Aziza and saw her as a mentor and inspiration.  I was blown away by the first few videos I saw of Aziza performing, and I've been very excited to see her live!  Charlie and I will be photographing the show, and I can't wait to edit those photos.

New York-based Sera Solstice is a leading light in the East Coast Tribal community and a former member of Bellyqueen.  Sera will be teaching workshops using a deeply spiritual dance vocabulary centered around "Lunar" and "Solar" movements.

To learn more about this event, click hereClick here to buy tickets for the workshops and/or Saturday night's show.  To keep up with all the latest news and connect with other attendees, RSVP to the Facebook event.

I think this video of Aziza will make you want to buy a ticket immediately!