Monday, April 29, 2013

May Preview

May will be another big month in the metro Atlanta raqs community!  Check out spring showcases, Shimmy Mob, and the Second Dancer's Intensive.

Sunday, May 5
May Day Belly Dance Show with Inara
4:00 p.m., Elm Street Cultural Arts Village 8534 Main Street in Woodstock
Join Inara, Sandtrance, Lum'a as-Sahara, Hip Chicks, and other performers for this fun celebration of the season! There will also be a special performance by the Adult Beginning Ballet Class from The School at The Georgia Ballet. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Cherokee Family Violence Center and CASA for Children. Tickets at the door or from troupe members before the show.  Visit the Facebook event for more info.

Sunday, May 5
Belly Dance by Samora 5th Anniversary Showcase
6:30 p.m., Nicola's Restaurant, 1602 LaVista Road NE
Come celebrate with Samora and Amoraat Dance Ensemble in this showcase featuring  performances by Samora's students, members of Amoraat, and several special guests, including Aya of Istanbul! RSVP to the Facebook event for the latest news.  Click here for more info and to purchase tickets in advance.

Ziah & Aziza of Awalim
Sunday, May 5
Awalim Dance Company Spring Showcase
7:00 p.m., Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave.
Experience something new and different as Awalim and Banat Almeh team up with Balkan brass bad Black Sheep Ensemble!  This show will feature classic Oriental, Tribal fusion, improv, and theatrical performances by Ziah and Aziza's students and Awalim Dance Company.  Tickets are $12.  Doors at 7:00, show starts at 7:30.  RSVP to the Facebook event for details!.

Amani Jabril

Saturday, May 11
Shimmy Mob
Atlanta:  Buckhead Arts Festival
Athens:  Athens Farmer's Market
Metro Atlanta dancers will once again combine forces to celebrate World Belly Dance Day and participate in the worldwide Shimmy Mob, a flash mob event now in its third year.   Click here to learn more!

May 24-26
The Dancer's Intensive
Pera Dance & Events and Steve's Live Music
Amani Jabril presents the second annual Dancer's Intensive, featuring musicians George Sadak and Jonatan Gomez, plus Amani and Jaki Hawthorne.  Parties, workshops, discussions, and a gala show!  Click here for more details.

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