The first month of the new year brings us a few very exciting events! If you don't have the time or money to do the workshops that are coming up in January, definitely try to make it to the shows. We have so much talent here in the Southeast; you're sure to be entertained and perhaps inspired.
Friday, January 3
Photo by Charlie Smith
World Belly Dance Alliance Presents "Open Mic Night" for Dancers
Join World Belly Dance Alliance for an evening of performances in many styles. Jenny Nichols has pulled this one together quickly, and it sounds pretty awesome. Don't miss Aziza Nawal, Majda Anwar, Leena of Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, Qamar of Athens, and many more. Steve's is a fun, laid-back venue with plenty of parking, and owner Steve Grossman has been very supportive of our community. Full bar and menu will be available. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details!
8:00 p.m., Steve's Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
Saturday, January 11
Abdominal Combinations Workshop with Schadia1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Peachtree Corners Studio
In this workshop, you'll learn exercises to help you define, isolate, and strengthen your abdominal muscles, as well as how to control and contrast your upper and lower abdominal muscles for moves such as undulations, (aka belly rolls) stomach flutters, and more. Click here to learn more and register.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance presents their annual Suhaila Salimpour Workshops and Suhaila Live!
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 500 Bishop St. NW, Atlanta, GA
Workshops Thursday through Sunday
Show Sunday at 8:00
Photo by Pixie Vision
Sunday night, Suhaila brings the Salimpour Band to 14th Street Playhouse for what's sure to be an epic solo show -- an unusual opportunity to experience this world-renowned performer presenting American belly dance the way it's meant to be, with a live Middle Eastern band. Click here for tickets.
Visit the AFBD web site or the Facebook event for more details.
In 2013, Jamila was honored with an event called "Reverence," a surprise performance paying tribute to her work and influence. Performers included members of Bal Anat, as well as Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Unmata, Suhaila and Isabella Salimpour, and many more. Check out this video of photos by Pixie Vision.