Join us for the Talent Carnival | Online Festival Experience

Published on 26 May 2020 at 18:21

The Talent Carnival is a glorious day at the beginning of June. Normally, we all come together in the beautiful garden and delightful stage of Theater ‘t Kapelletje in Rotterdam. But this year, everything is a little bit different. This year you get to enjoy the Talent Carnival, at home!

Broadcasting our Online Festival Experience all over the world.
Almost everything you know and love about the Talent Carnival will be there. Workshops? We got them! A bazaar to get lost among nice things? Got it too! Open Stage? We could not do an event without one! Afterparty? We even figured something out for that!

And the most important is, of course, the Talent Show! After 5 Talent Searches, we selected 10 dancers who received coaching and worked on their performance. All these dancers and some supporting acts will perform on the stage of Theater ‘t Kapelletje. We will film their performances and make a beautiful video, a show for you to enjoy at home! The Talent Show will premiere on the day of the Talent Carnival Online Festival Experience.

To add to the vibe and togetherness, we will share recipes for drinks and snacks for you to enjoy during the Online Festival Experience. We will be at home, safely social distancing, but at the same time we will be together by seeing, doing, and enjoying the same things. Hopefully, this way we can still enjoy this afternoon of fun and coziness together in this strange and alienating period.

You will not need a ticket to enjoy the Talent Carnival Online Festival Experience, but it is possible to support us with a donation. Through these donations we can keep going and put Tribal Fusion Belly Dance in the spotlight! More info about donating coming soon.

We will share two Talent Carnival drink recipies with you! Among them Shimmy Shake's Eva's recipe for White Sangria, inspired by the delicious Ibiza beach drinks pictured above.

The Talent Carnival may be online this year but that doesn't mean you can not participate! We aim to bring fusion bellydancers worldwide together on June 14th, by giving everyone the same experience remotely.

This is why we organize a recipe contest! What is there to win? Eternal fame and a place on the official Talent Carnival Menu. Do you have the perfect recipe that everyone can cook at home during the Talent Carnival? Share your recipe with us! Festival director Gail will compile her favorite Talent Carnival menu from the submissions. Do you have the perfect dish to enjoy together during the Talent Show? Share it with us via social media or sent it to

Not a great cook, but a great dancer? You can also join our Online Open Stage! Share your dancing via Instagram with the hashtag #ShimmyShakeOpenStage. Or follow the hashtag to see all the amazing dancers perform! More info about the Online Open Stage will be shared via our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Deirde Zoë shined on the Shimmy Shake Open Stage before but you can also see het perform in this years Talent Show (which premiers as an online film on June 14th)!

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Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival Online Festival Experience
Sunday June 14th, 2020
Starting around 12:30 CEST, Talent Show premiers at 15H CEST
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