Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Preview

Happy winter holidays from Yalla Y'all! Many of us are very concerned about what's going to happen in the coming year. Our community is made up of strong, intelligent, educated, creative people, and I hope to see us coming together to make our voices heard in the face of potential changes that may deeply affect the women of America. Meanwhile, no matter your political or religious opinions, we wish you a joyful holiday season. Get out there this December and enjoy the fellowship of this amazing community... we're going to need each other more than ever in the coming year.

December 1-3

Carmine T. Guide
Photo by The Dancer's Eye

Global Dance Holiday Workshops (Sold Out) and Dinner Show with Carmine Guida

Global Dance Studio and Theatre
2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
Show tickets $20 for adults, $10 for kids under 12

One of the raqs community's favorite multi-instrumentalists, Carmine Guide of New York City, joins
Global Dance and Atlanta S.E.E.Ds for a weekend of drumming workshops (sold out) and a show featuring holiday celebrations from all over the world.

Visit the Facebook event for more details, or visit the Global Dance web site to buy show tickets.

Sunday, December 4

Atlanta Tribal Cafe

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 former Atlanta favorite and "Awalumnus" Teejei Brigham, now living in Knoxville; Richmond, Virginia's Madame Onça O'Leary; and the Lotus S.E.E.Ds of 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.

Sabeeya Sun
Photo by Studio Jaki

"'Carol of the Bells' Grown-Ass Woman Style" Choreography Workshop with Sabeeya

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318

Join local standout performer and choreographer Sabeeya Sun for an intermediate-level choreography with lots of layering, quick body movements & transition, shimmies, and hair twirls, set to Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol of the Bells." 

Visit the Facebook event for more information, or click here to buy passes.

Wednesday, December 7

Raq the 40 Watt (Athens)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 7:30
The 40 Watt Club, 285 W. Washington Street, Athens, Georgia 30601
$5 in advance, $8 at the door

Join some of the most talented performers from across north Georgia for a belly dance show at the historic 40 Watt Club.  The Athens community will come together as Samira and Mahsati welcome students from the Healing Arts Centre and UGA's Ramsey Center, as well as other local/regional performers and special guests.  Visit the Facebook event for more information. See a dancer for tickets or contact dancer.samira@yahoo.com.

December 10-11

Jill Parker Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Intensive

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

AFBD brings one of the creators of what we know as Tribal Fusion to Atlanta for eight hours of workshops focused on technique and stage presence. With nearly three decades of experience, Jill has
trained or influenced many of today's most respected and popular performers. Her style is innovative, but also grounded in the traditions and cultural context of raqs sharki. Jill will also perform in the AFBD Winter Showcase Sunday evening.

Jill Parker
Photo by Taboo Media
Workshops include...
12:00 - 3:00 -- "Devil in the Details"
3:30 -5:30 "Shimmy Therapy"
10:00 - 1:00 Drum Solo choreography

Visit the AFBD web site to buy tickets. Check out the Facebook event for the latest news.

Sunday, December 11

AFBD Winter Showcase Featuring Jill Parker

5:00 p.m. (doors at 4:30)
7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
$15 (VIP $20)

Enjoy performances by AFBD students and troupes, local and regional favorite, and the legendary Jill Parker! RSVP to the Facebook event for more details.  Click here to buy tickets.

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 yallayall@comcast.net.