The fourth edition of Shimmy Shake Festival with an amazing international line up of top dancers will take place on 11 & 12 November in the Maaspodium Rotterdam. We will present many wonderful shows and workshops full of surprises. You will experience a variety of fusion dance styles and enjoy lots of new discoveries including the most important developments of Tribal and Fusion bellydance. Come and see headliners like Ashley Lopez from San Francisco, Samantha Emmanuel/Vagabond Princess from France, Nakari Tribe from Austria, and of course our very own Tjarda van Straten.
Samantha Emanuel / Vagabond Princess (FR)
True to the spirit of American Tribal Style, Samantha’s work combines technique gleaned from her studies with the creators of the genre in the USA with that of her own self taught background in the UK. Elegant and classic, strong in carriage: Fusing Victorian and Tribal costume aesthetic, hip hop/modern dance movement strangeness, a respectful take on World Folk dances and professional versatility.
You can see her in our Gala show on Saturday and you can experience her in two high level workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
Nakari Tribe (AUT)
Nakari Tribe is a duo who live and dance in Vienna, but travel through the whole world teaching and performing. With their modern interpretation of an ancient dance form they use many dance styles to create their own unique choreographies. Thanks to their open approach they let musique take them in new directions with each dance act, while always keeping in touch with their tribal roots. They are passionate about tribal fusion style in all its forms.
Nakari will perform as duo and trio in the Gala show and will give a fascinating workshop in ATS Wüstenrose style.
Ashley Lopez (USA)
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Ashley is an internationally touring artist and instructor. She holds a bachelor of music in vocal performance/opera, is an 8 Elements Datura Style teacher, a Registered Yoga Teacher, a certified Pilates, cycling and fitness instructor and has performed in over 20 countries worldwide.
As well as two great performances in the Gala show Ashley will give a masterclass and a class for all levels. Come and experience Ashley Lopez.
Tjarda van Straten (NL)
Tjarda is a choreographer, dancer, instructor and coach with a broad-minded curiosity towards fusing dance. She is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) in the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System making her a welcome guest throughout Europe, Russia, USA and Asia.
Tjarda is well-known for her innovative and meaningful choreographies and creative movement vocabulary. Being the inventive force behind the Amano Project she often teams up with other dancers in the business such as Anasma, Kami Liddle, Samantha Emanuel. She also is a proud member and movement director of HipSick Unusual Theatre and regularly gives individual and group coaching sessions to help dancers develop growth.
Tickets available online from half September.
Ashley Lopez (USA)