Announcing: IGNITE

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ignite

[ig-nahyt]

verb (used with object), ignited, igniting.

  1. to set on fire; kindle.

verb (used without object), ignited, igniting.

  1. to take fire; begin to burn.

 

Since 2012, our showcase had gone without a name.  Each year we tried to think of something that would encompass or describe what it is we were bringing to Traverse City.

Out of nowhere, one word appeared:  Ignite.  You may be wondering why this is the The Word.  Creativity, artistry, our dance community, and the cultivation of performance pieces, is our passion.  What we have wanted from the first moment we decided to make this event happen, is to spark that passion in others, instill it, and share it.

So, without further ado, we give you Ignite, the first of its name, and our 4th annual belly dance showcase.  Please join us, and let your heart be set alight.

igniteposter

Okay, now the real fun begins!

Good morning, lovelies.

This whole putting an event together business has been quite the learning experience.  *chuckles*

While we in no way procrastinated on this baby, we still could have started the planning even further back than we did–which boggles the mind, because I (Domh) worried we were starting too early!  Not so much.

A few key items:

  • Early pricing is over, it’s gone up slightly now to $40/workshop or $70/both.
  • The venue is at a school, so it is a family-appropriate show–no nekkideness or cursing–some of the school staff may be present for this event!
  • Tickets are on sale now, $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
  • We will be selling raffle tickets ($1/ticket, $5 for 6, etc) with several fun prizes donated from a few local businesses and artisans, as well as dear friends and family.
  • There may be a silent auction for a few art pieces and some other items, but that is still TBA.
  • Showcase participants must be registered for at least one workshop or make a donation for the raffle or silent auction.

We are super excited about this…getting everyone up to Traverse City for a change, and of course having the incomparable Na’imah here to teach us awesome things.  ‘Cause you know we’re not-so-in-the-closet Bollywood geeks!

As always, if you have questions about anything, don’t hesitate to e-mail us at raksincendia@gmail.com.

Mu-wah!

Domh &  Kat

Workshop & Showcase Updates…

  • 5 days left until Early Bird pricing is over – which happens February 9th.  After that workshops are $40 each or $70 for both.

  • ALL ad-space purchases and info need to be submitted no later than February 15th. (e-mail to raksincendia@gmail.com)

  • ALL bio info (showcase participants only) must be submitted no later than February 15th. (e-mail to raksincendia@gmail.com)

  • Showcase tickets are on sale right now – $15 in advance or $18 at the door.  Advance-purchased tickets will be held on a will-call basis, so you will receive them upon your arrival.

 

Friday nights…

We had a lot of fun–it was great being back in costume and among a huge crowd of people with lots of familiar faces…and some new and unfamiliar ones, too.

WE certainly didn’t injure or traumatize anyone, either…not that we can actually say there were no casualties…it’s just that in this instance, we have nothing to do with it. For reals.

Now it’s time to prep for Carnival Mayhem in September and our big month of October with our awesome friends Boheme and the Lunatic Vagabonds…

Stay tuned…*eyebrow waggle*

Self portrait...so serious.

Just your friendly, neighborhood…oh, who are we kidding? ;-)

Hello darlings,

Time to share some products we lurve:

-Urban Decay face primer & eyelid primer (used to have incredibly awkward tube, but now is much more efficient!)

-Christian Dior lipgloss – “Black Tie Plum”

-TIGI “Bedhead” Sculpting Liquid

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So, there is a small update…October 28th is Boheme’s Ooky Spooky Halloween Showcase, with a special guest artist…The one and only Tempest!

We are honored to participate in this event…it’s going to be awesome.

Tempest is teaching workshops that weekend, which WE are most certainly taking…so you should check out:  www.bohemetribal.com/tempest for more information and all that fabulous stuff.

We are still whittling away on some new material, and re-vamping (literally) some older stuff that we really think didn’t get enough exposure last year.  Interpret that any way you wish…perberts!  *gasp in outrage*

Have a great week and stay cool in this crazy, humid weather we’re having!

Looooove,

Domh & Kat