Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Preview (Better Late Than Never!)

Jill Parker
(Photo: Taboo Media)
Dragon Con has put your intrepid reporter a little behind on posting all the details about raqs events for September!  The month starts off with a huge bang when four superstars come to town for Essence of Belly Dance in Buckhead. For the remainder of the month, the fun will be happening mostly in Athens and Augusta, two communities that are growing quickly!

September 6-8
The Essence of Belly Dance
Atlanta Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Don't miss this opportunity to study with and enjoy the performances of four raqs superstars!  Workshops with Amar Gamal, Sadie, Mira Betz, and Jill Parker Friday through Sunday.  Gala and fashion show Saturday evening -- doors at 7:00, show starts at 8:00. Click here to purchase tickets!

Saturday, September 7
Sword Workshop at Global Dance
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA  30076
Learn the basics of Raqs al Sayf with Zaia Haddiyah
See Facebook event for more details.

Saturday, September 14
Makeup Mini-Workshop with Rajni and Hafla (Augusta area)
Workshop at 5:00 p.m., Hafla starts at 7:00 p.m.
929 Hunting Horn Way, Evans, GA 30809
Get stage makeup tips from Athens' own Rajni (Jenny Kay-Williams) in a free workshop, with a party to follow.  Hosted by Evadne Medina.

Global Dance Opening Celebration Cocktail Party
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA  30076
Contact Global Dance for details.

Sunday, September 22
Drumming Intro Workshop with Marcus Octavius (Athens)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Healing Arts Centre, 834 Prince Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30606
Learn the basics of Middle Eastern drumming with Greenville, SC's Marcus Octavius. Cost is $10, payable at the door.

Mabon Hafla (Athens)
6:30 p.m. 
Healing Arts Centre, 834 Prince Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30606
Following the drumming workshop, dance the night away at a hafla!

Aziza Nawal accompanied by Denys Proteau
(in fez; they're cool) at TribalCon 2013
Saturday, September 28
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Floorspace Studio
A day of workshops with Atlanta's own Aziza Nawal and Denys "Musik Karadeniz" Proteau of Columbia, SC -- followed by a hafla with performances . Click here to order workshop passes, show tickets, and meals.

Hafla at Hendershots: A Night of Middle Eastern Dance & Music (Athens)
7:00 p.m. at Floorspace Studio
Performances by Aziza Nawal, Sulukele, Jenny Nichols, Pittsburgh's Hakan, Evadne Media, CA of Jahara Phoenix, and more... plus live music with Denys Proteau!

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