Shimmy Shake Talent Carnival

During the Talent Search, Shimmy Shake went on a nationwide search for the latest fusion bellydance talent. The Talent Search (previous called Factor CO) started in 2007. Around 50 acts from the Netherlands (and in recent years Belgium and Germany) joined this Talent Search each year. 12 acts received coaching from the best (fusion) bellydance teachers in the Netherlands and presented their work during the annual Talent Carnival.


The Talent Carnival was held at the beginning of June at the delightful Theater ‘t Kapelletje in Rotterdam. With live music and dancing in the garden and a beautiful bazaar. A mini-festival where you could have a bite or a drink under the trees and catch up with old and new friends. 

The highlight of the afternoon was the Shimmy Shake Talent Show: performances by the 12 coached dance acts from our Talent Search plus several guests. Some of the dancers who joined the Talent Search have grown out to be professional dancers, performing worldwide. 

Aftermovie Talent Show 2019 by Nelson Rodrigues and Digitone da Luz

Photo: all the dancers performing in the Talent Show during Talent Carnival 2019. Photographer Adriaan Kastelein.