Newsletter February 2015
Shimmy Shake Factor CO Talent Search 2015
First Selection Day
Friday 27 February 2015 in Heerlen at International Bellydance Festival
Registration for Shimmy Shake Factor CO in Heerlen and Zutphen are closed! Please contact us if you have just missed it. Or you can join us in Rotterdam. The registration for the selection day in Rotterdam on 12 April is still open until 15 March! Make sure you don't miss this chance to register! Click here for the registration form.
Our first selection day is on Friday 27 February at Cultuurhuis Heerlen during the International Bellydance Festival organized by Yamila. Participants will perform in front of a panel consisting of three amazing fusion dancers: Obelixx (BE), Anasma (FR) and Sulayca (NL)! A great and unique chance to get top class feedback. These lovely people are very excited to meet the participants. Don’t forget – dancers can also register for all our Talent Search days just to come and dance, without intending to do a coaching trajectory, just for the fun and the experience!
Visitors are more than welcome to enjoy the new talents or support their favourite dancer during this selection day in Heerlen.
Ticket Price: €5,00 (free entrance for children under the age of 6).
Ticket sales at the door (cash only).
During the following two festival days in Heerlen, Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March, you can enjoy the fantastic program with workshops of e.g. Khalida, Maya Acid or Obelixx and Anasma, enjoy the theater shows on Saturday or the Benelux Championships on Sunday. Click here for the full festival program.
How do we select the most talented fusion dancers
valuable tips for Factor CO participants
Every year we are delighted to see new and well-known fusion bellydance talents perform during the Shimmy Shake Factor CO Talent Search. We have been suprised and amazed by the most creative choreographies, never seen before fusions and charismatic dancers.
This is how we select the most talented fusion dancers, however it is always a difficult task for the jury to select just 12 dance acts! The jury will be looking at:
- Overall image of the dancer; costume, make-up, hair, overall presentation and cross-over image.
- Dance technique: bellydance techniques, techniques of the mixed dance style, usage of space, posture, isolation techniques, arms/hands/feet work, timing and musicality.
- Cross Over: does the choreography have min. 30% bellydance, does the jury recognise the fusion, were the styles nicely integrated?
- Choreography: originality, creativity, music choice, usage of space, suspence, emotion and expresiveness.
Last but not least, the jury will discuss if the dancer is appropriate for futher coaching, if so, which coach will be the perfect match!
Shimmy SHake Factor CO Selection Days to come:
- Sunday 15 March at World of Orient, Hannover
- Sunday 22 March at Sheila's Buikdanscentrum Meijers, Zutphen
- Sunday 12 April at Maaspodium, Rotterdam
- GRAND FINALE - SHIMMY SHAKE TALENT SHOW Sunday 24 May at Maaspodium, Rotterdam
Hereby we want to wish all participants good luck for their performance at our Shimmy Shake Factor CO Selection days.
Shimmy Shake on Flickr
Besides Facebook, Shimmy Shake is also on FLICKR!
Here you can see the beautiful, stunning and amazing photos made by Marscha van Druuten and others, during our activities, shows and festivals.
FOR ALL DANCERS WHO HAVE PERFORMED DURING THE SHIMMY SHAKE FESTIVAL 2014:
You are all invited to download the photos of your performance from our Flickr account.
- Click here for the photos of Urban Tribes Night on Friday 21 November 2014
- Click here for the activities and Gala Show on Saturday 22 November 2014
- Click here for the workshops and Matinee Mash Up on Sunday 23 November 2014
MARK THESE DATES: SECOND EDITION OF SHIMMY SHAKE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT MAASPODIUM ROTTERDAM ON 13, 14, 15 NOVEMBER 2015!