Thursday, September 22, 2016

October Preview

Autumn is finally on its way to metro Atlanta, even if the weather is still hot. Get out and support our amazing raqs community with these events coming up in October!

Sunday, October 2

Atlanta Tribal Cafe

Heidi Hernandez
Photo: Kismet Photography
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (doors at 11:00)
Babylon Cafe, 2257 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 
$8 in advance/$10 at the door (exact change appreciated, and bring tips for the dancers!) 

This month's Tribal Cafe will features performances from Heidi Hernandez, Jamie Lewis, and the Awalim Dance Company.

Tribal Cafe is a monthly event hosted by Babylon Cafe. The authentic, made from scratch Iraqi food is tasty, the atmosphere is casual, and it's a great opportunity for local and regional tribal-style performers to engage with the audience (and get paid)!

Visit the  Facebook event for more info, and join the Tribal Cafe Community page to keep up with all the news about this monthly event, brought to you by Ziah of Awalim and the Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta.

October 3 & 10

Jamila Salimpour Style Choreography with Majda

7:00 - 9:30 p.m., October 3 and October 10
Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta
2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Join Majda Anwar for a two-week workshop series featuring an original choreography inspired by the Jamila Salimpour Format. Majda has created a choreography to "Gamil Gamal," composed and sung by the legendary musician Farid al Atrache; it's believed to be an ode to Samia Gamal, and the choreography uses Jamila format movements with a definite Golden Era flavor.

October 7-9

Workshops with Maria Hamer at Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta

Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta
Maria Hamer at TribalCon X
Photo: Kismet Photography
2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30341
$200 for four workshops, or see individual workshop pricing 

Pittsburgh's Maria Hamer is one of the hidden treasures of Tribal belly dance. She's a founding member of troupes Ghawazee and Zafira. She graced the TribalCon stage a few years ago with her sisters in an amazing North African fusion piece. Now Maria brings her extensive knowledge, passion, and fun personality to Atlanta with a series of workshops for dancers at all levels, along with personal coaching sessions.

The weekend's events include:
  • Fri 7-9PM: "Zills with Maria!"
    (Intermediate/Advanced) $45
  • Sat 10AM- Noon: "Madcap, Red Hot, Combustible Maria!"
    (All Levels) $45
  • Sat 1-4 PM "Let's Get Folked Up!"
    (All Levels) $65
  • Sun 11AM-2pm:  "Something Old, Something New"
    (Advanced/ Professional) $65
  • Sun 3-5 PM: Personal Coaching $25 
Visit the Facebook event for more information, or visit the web site to buy tickets.

Saturday October 8

Claire Voyant of the
Cabaret Noir Collective
Photo: Rebecca Adler Photography 

"Time Traveler's Ball" Variety Arts Showcase

Global Dance Eileen Keigan Theatre 
2300 Holcomb Bridge Road Suite 309, Roswell, Georgia 30076 
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

The Cabaret Noir Collective presents a show with a wide variety of performers -- from belly dance to acrobatics, comedy, live music, magic, and much more... all with a steampunk flavor.

RSVP to the Facebook event for the latest news. Get your advance tickets here.

Keep up with everything that's happening in metro Atlanta and beyond with the Yalla Y'all Community Calendar! If you're planning a workshop, show, or hafla, please submit event details to