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

Brief reflections (a post by Domh)

Always learning.

As I try to reclaim the parts of my brain that melted and dribbled onto the floor, I note every ache and twinge from the strenuousness of the weekend.

I am so grateful for the family I’ve acquired through belly dance.  When you host someone that you know you like, but then actually get to spend quality time talking with them and really getting to know them?  I am awed by my people.

Normally I cringe when I know company is coming, as I am notoriously private about the inner sanctum that is my home…but I absolutely adore and look forward to having my dance peeps in my cave.  They fill the walls with laughter, impropriety, and conversation that really makes you stop and give serious thought to things you hadn’t even considered before.

Putting together a group choreography long-distance?  Any  other group, I would have said, “No way!”…but us?  Psssshhh!!!  We rocked the eff out of that!

I can safely speak for Kat and myself when I say, from the bottom of our leafy hearts, THANK YOU.  Thank you to our “Fambly” for making the northern journey and supporting us.  We adore and cherish each and every one of you.

~Domh-Domh

DUO!

More on March 8th…if you haven’t seen the FB pages…

Raks Incendia Presents:  Workshops with Leilani!

Raks Incendia Presents:  A Fusion Dance Showcase!

Coming up in May…

Detroit Raqs 2013 is fast approaching…

http://detroitraqs.com/Home.html

We’ll be teaching a workshop based on some of our favorite sticky, slow movements and combinations…while attempting to break them down and explain the muscle movement and mechanics that go into each fluid motion.

Hope to see you there….register here:

http://detroitraqs.com/Workshops.html

As always…we love to hear from you. If you have questions, comments or requests…contact us!

Mwah!

Domh & Kat

Tickets-Tickets-Tickets!

Contact Domh for your tickets via raksincendia@gmail.com

This showcase is the first of its kind in Traverse City…we’re bringing dancers from all over the state of Michigan to dance for YOU!

March 9, 2013 @ The Children’s House on Long Lake Rd (Google maps are awesome for directions!)

Doors Open 7:30pm – Show starts at 8:00pm

$15 in advance or $18 at the door

showcase photo

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.

 

What’s cooking?

Hey kiddos!

Just wanted to give an update as to what’s we’ve got in store for the very lovely month of October!

First up:

Boheme’s Annual Ooky Spooky Weekend!

October 6-7th, Boheme will be hosting a variety of artists–ourselves included–for a weekend of workshops and an awesome show the evening of the 6th.  Click the link above for more details.  We’re teaching a snippet of choreo from our latest piece called “Raks Insidious” 😉

Nexxxxxxxt!:

Belly Dance Grand Rapids presents “Tales from the Sultan’s Tent” – http://bellydancegrandrapids.com/liveshowoct1113.html

Please clickety-click the link for more info…and for our participation it is still TBA, but definitely check out the event, because it is sure to be AWESOME!!!

And then…:

Flint’s Annual Vampire Ball:  http://vertigotheatrics.com/themed-events/2011-vampire-ball/

Alongside members of our delightfully disturbed belly dance fambly…we shall be participating in the dancing and nibbling (on food and people alike) at this annual event…should be a great time, as it has been for the last two years of our participation 🙂

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So, that’s about all for the moment…big plans for the future, is all I can tell you right meow!