Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival

First Talent Carnival was a big success!

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Sunday 15th of May we coloured Maaspodium Rotterdam with a vibrant mix of dance styles varying from Belly dance, Pole dancing, Tribal Fusion, ATS, Zills and Latin Dance. Thanks to the different participating dance schools, fusion dancers, vendors and the lovely audience it was a inclusive, warm, cozy and joyful event all about dancing! 

Check out our after movie and re-enjoy the wonderful day. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 

For those who missed out - we will be back in November with the Shimmy Shake Festival, the only three-days international fusion dance event in the Netherlands. 

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photo by Wytske Homburg

Shimmy Shake Factor CO Selection 2016

Announcement of the twelve selected Factor CO danse acts

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It was a tough job to select only 12 dance acts from all those talented and beautiful participants. They were all so unique and lovely. In the end our panel have selected the following twelve dance acts for further coaching: 

  • Moiren
  • Silvana
  • Dayenne
  • El Yasmine
  • Rebecca
  • Jolijn
  • Sara
  • Carmen
  • Myrte
  • Frouke
  • Anne Grieger
  • The Macadamia's

Do you want to see their fine-tuned dance acts? Come and support them on the 15th of May during the Shimmy Shake Talent Show at Maaspodium Rotterdam! Tickets are available now!  

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photo by Wytske Homburg

Shimmy Shake Factor CO Sittard

Last Selection Day was amazing!

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Sunday 17 April was the last selection day of this year's Factor CO Talent Search. We have visited Zutphen and Rotterdam and this time in Sittard we got surprised by wonderful fusions by Factor CO participants and guest performances. What to think of a Butoh Fusion by Sulayca, Indian Fusion by Anne Grieger and a gothic dark fusion by Myrthe. It was a delight to see all these amazing performances, to hear the great feedback of the panel and to feel the enthusiasm of the audience! 

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Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival

Ticket Sales Now Available

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This year Shimmy Shake Talent Show is going to be bigger and better than ever! Lots of fun for the whole family and dance lovers.

Date: 15 May 2016
Time: 11:00 - 17:00
Location: Maaspodium Rotterdam

Free Bazar and Dance Fair - Free Dance Demonstration - Free Belly Dance Workshop for Kids 
Workshops for Dancers and the Shimmy Shake Talent Show! 

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Fusion Belly Dance and us

1. Fusion Bellydance

Fusion Bellydance is a modern-day interpretation and adaptation of centuries old traditional oriental dance (bellydance) techniques mixing them with other styles to creating a new and exciting dance genre.

American Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion Dance, Dark Fusion, Gothic Bellydance, Improvisational Tribal Style, Bellybreak, Bellybolly, Burlesque Fusion are some of the variations within this new innovative genre that inspires an outburst of creativity and is performed by dancers with a great range of skills and varying backgrounds.

2. Shimmy Shake

Shimmy Shake activities are conducted under the governance of the New European Cultural Collaborations Foundation, also known as LiteSide. Started in 1991 the general aim of this foundation is:

The support and stimulation of projects of a high artistic quality that break through the boundaries of traditional ideas about art in all its forms; and any activities that can directly or indirectly aid and assist this process.

Since 2006 LiteSide has produced many projects about the new art forms that are being created thanks to the influence of the current Diaspora from (Middle) Eastern lands to the West, the most well known being the LiteSide Festival with 7 editions from 2006 onwards.

3. Talent Development

Shimmy Shake provides talent development programme' that are aimed at Fusion dancers in the different stages of their career. Motivation is a essential for admission to any of these programmes.

4. Funding

Shimmy Shake puts a lot of effort in raising funding for the development of talent. Funding is coming from multiple sources. Dancers will also be asked to contribute to some of the costs associated with the development of their talent.