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FROM THE HIP - WEEKLY NEWS WITH DEVILLA !

SUMMER IS COMING!


Come celebrate our freedom dance with Indepen-DANCE workshops and gala show with

Issam and DeVilla at DanceGardenLA!



Issam and DeVilla - Sunday July 9th - 11-12:30 pm

Middle Eastern musical rhythms are ancient and profound. They call us from our seats, beg us to sway, dance and lose ourselves in the music. In this workshop Issam will teach us the structure of some of these rhythms and help us, the dancers, better understand how to interpret them through our dance. DeVilla will guide the dancers through corresponding combinations that will be crafted together to create a short dance. This will help dancers better understand how to interpret these beautiful rhythms, feel more comfortable when dancing to them and more confident dancing to them live. All Levels encouraged!




Issam and DeVilla - Sunday July 9th - 1-2:30 pm

The interaction between a drummer and a dancer should be intense yet joyful. As a dancer, how do you know what to dance to with a live drummer? How do you know when he is going to change rhythms? Should you cue the drummer? As a musician, how long should you repeat a phrase? Should you control the dancer's direction? In this workshop you will learn the answers to these questions and much more. This is a unique interactive workshop featuring Issam and DeVilla. Ideal for dancers and musicians. Beginner to advanced. All Levels encouraged!



Issam, DeVilla and special guests! - Sunday, July 9th


Doors at 5:30 Show at 6:00 PM


In-Studio and Via Crowdcast!




QUEENS OF THE NIGHT ARE COMING!



SEKHMET DANCE CO. IN THE GALA SHOW


Queens of the Night by Massavo, Saturday night gala


Eternal Dream by Issam Houshan, Sunday 4:40 pm


The Annual Cairo ShimmyQuake (CSQ) Belly Dance Festival is held every first weekend of June, it’s an international jam fest! The Festival includes everything that is popular and happening in the US, Europe, the Near and Mid-East, North Africa, and Asia: Bollywood, Flamenco, Balkan, Egyptian Pop, Tribal, Cabaret, and many more styles from around the globe are always featured. The CSQ Belly Dance Festival will encompass all these facets of music and dance! There will be live bands, drum circles, open dance, and over one hundred shows over the weekend. Vendors will display the latest in clothing, jewelry, costuming, art, music, and handmade crafts – and: Delicious food is always available! There’s something for absolutely everyone!



**Special dance collective rehearsals: May 6th - 27th, 10:00 - 11:00 am.


May 27th dress rehearsal, 10:00 - 11:30 am.**




~ DEVILLA RAKS ~

~ dance ~ fitness ~ beauty ~ body & soul ~

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