Tuesday, August 29, 2017

September Preview

Mira Betz
Photo: The Dancer's Eye
September brings us one of metro Atlanta's cornerstone events: Essence of Belly Dance. Zoe Jakes and Beats Antique will also be swinging through Atlanta and Athens on their "Shadowbox" tour. Get out and support your fellow dancers this month!

September 14-15

"The Way of the Queen" Intensive with Mira Betz 

Thursday 9/14 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9/15 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 1015 Collier Road NW, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
$200 (not included with Essence full weekend pass)

In conjunction with Essence of Belly Dance, AFBD offers an opportunity for intensive study with tribal fusion and theatrical belly dance artist Mira Betz. Visit the web site for more information and to buy passes.

September 14-17

Essence of Belly Dance

Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station
361 17th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30363

Randa Kamel
Essence returns for its seventh year, bringing legendary Orientale and tribal fusion instructors for a weekend of workshops, shows, competition, shopping, and more! This year's event will feature teaching and performances by, Randa Kamel, Suhaila Salimpour, Mira Betz, Mohamed Shahin, Colleena Shakti, Natalie Lovario, and Andrus Ramir. Gala shows Friday and Saturday night include solo and troupe competitions in Orientale and fusion styles (Friday: fusion troupes and Orientale solos; Saturday Orientale troupes and fusion solos). Visit the web site for full details and to purchase passes, and be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event for all the latest updates.

Sunday, August 20

Nazeem Allayl Fall Studio Show

7:00 p.m.
Cafe Istanbul 2, 4200 Wade Green Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144 

Enjoy performances by Nazeem Allayl instructors, troupes, and students -- along with delicious Turkish food and drinks -- at this semi-annual show.

Sunday, September 24

Tribal Cafe

5:00 p.m.
Taverna Plaka, 2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
$8 in advance; $10 at the door (bring tips for the performers!)

Enjoy dinner and performances by local and regional Tribal style dancers and troupes! Join the Atlanta Tribal Cafe Community Facebook group for all the latest news about this monthly event.

September 28-29

Zoe Jakes of Beats Antique

Beats Antique

Athens - Thursday, September 28
Georgia Theater, 9:00 p.m. ($22.00)

Atlanta - Friday, September 29
Buckhead Theater, 9:00 p.m. ($35.50)

Catch tribal fusion legend Zoe Jakes and her band at one of these two performances!

Athens Facebook event and tickets
Atlanta Facebook event
(tickets via link in Facebook event)

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.