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.
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.
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 mustbe 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!