Talent Search, Talent Carnival and The Next Level 2018!

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With glorious weather on Sunday 10 June we were back with the Talent Carnival in Theater ‘t Kapelletje, Rotterdam. The sun gods shone on us making a magic atmosphere in the Mystic Garden.  As always the delicious catering of El Yasmine – Veggie Galore – was a big hit, the market stands exciting and colorful and with the lovely dancers on the Open Stage in the garden the afternoon was complete.  As so many people wanted to see the Talent Show in the theater last year we performed it twice this year.

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Flyer Talent Carnival available for download

Help us make some noise!

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Mail, print, post it: the Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival is coming up! To help you invite your friends, family and fellow dancers you can now download the flyer for your own use.  Let us know how you are making noise for the Shimmy Shake Talents :-) 

Do you have a dance group? Challenge them to join the open stage and show off your talents in the Mystic garden. Open for solos and duets too! Register by completing this form

There are some spots for the market available too! If you'd like to offer your product to 200+ visitors, send an e-mail to pa@liteside.nl

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Join the Open Stage in our Mystic Garden on June 10

Talent Carnival 2018

by Valk  

On June 10 Theater 't Kapelletje opens its doors once again to a day of wonder and excitement: the Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival! Visitors immerse themselves in the world of fusion belly dance in the Mystic Garden, with a lively market and a stage open to dance acts in all styles: fusion & traditional belly dance, ATS, modern dance, Flamenco, Indian, ...

Take this opportunity to perform: register for the Open Stage now! Be quick, because places are limited. 

Looking forward to see you all there. 

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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.