Newsletter Festival 2014
World’s very first Fusion Bellydance Flash Mob
with 60 fusion bellydancers
Rotterdam Central Station
(photo by Marscha van Druuten)
Yes, we did it!!! With 60 fusion belly dancers from all the corners of the Netherlands, we have done the world’s very first Fusion Bellydance Flash Mob at the main hall of the Central Station of Rotterdam! Amazing to see so many dancers together doing their shimmies, snake arms, popping and locking and veil dancing. The audience was impressed and surprised by this wonderful choreography! Check our Facebook for more photos. The official Flash Mob video will be launched soon! This Flash Mob was initiated by Shimmy Shake with choreography and concept by Tjarda / The Uzumé & Nadija van HipSick Theatre.
Shimmy Shake Festival 21 | 22 | 23 November 2014
The Maaspodium Rotterdam
After months of preparing, the moment is here! This weekend the first Shimmy Shake Festival, the very first fusion belly dance festival in the Netherlands will take place at the Maaspodium in Rotterdam. Join one of our fusion bellydance workshops or delight in the wonderful shows that we present with an amazing international and Dutch line up. When the night falls, there is a beautiful light installation created by Marco Broeders that will not only light up the Maaspodium but also STROOM Rotterdam, our preferred hotel and restaurant.
FREE: There are also a lot of great free activities during the festival, like on Saturday afternoon a fabulous dance workshop with the Widdershins, Sunday an entertaining in-depth presentation “The Story about Fusion Bellydance”, and all weekend our wonderful photo exhibition with portraits and stories of the Dutch Fusion Bellydancers, film screenings of “The Golden Age of Bellydance” featuring great stars of the Egyptian black and white cinema and on Friday and Saturday a great after party with DJ KARA in the foyer!
Shimmy Shake Factor CO Talent Search 2015
Heerlen (NL), Rotterdam (NL), Hengelo (NL), Gent (BE), Hannover (DE)
(finalist Shimmy Shake Factor CO 2014 / photo by Marscha van Druuten)
Registration for the Shimmy Shake Factor CO Talent Search 2015 opens from Monday 24th November until Sunday 8th February! This year there will be selection days in Heerlen (27 February), Rotterdam, Hengelo, Gent (BE) and Hannover (DE). Check our website for more information about Shimmy Shake Factor CO.