Newsletter December 2014
First Shimmy Shake Festival
A successful and exciting celebration of fusion bellydance!
(photo by Marscha van Druuten)
What an amazing festival it was! All kinds of fusion belly dancers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and United Kingdom were at the festival, performing their dances in one of the three wonderful shows or following one or more workshops to improve their skills. International artists and up and coming dancers exchanged a lot of knowledge with each other in the bustling foyer with the Souk and fabulous light designs from Marco Broeders in the background. As always a very mixed audience of fusion bellydance aficionadas and now also a new public curious about this fascinating dance genre were blown away by the most diverse range of fusion bellydance performances showing the dancers stunning capabilities and fantasy.
Once again we want to thank all volunteers, teachers, coaches and dancers who helped to make our festival so special. See you next year!
Shimmy Shake Factor CO 2015
(photo by Bert Verleur)
From the 5th of December registration for the Shimmy Shake Factor CO 2015 is open for new fusion bellydance talents from the Netherlands. Are you the talent we are looking for? Do you want to perform your dance act for a panel of experts? Or do you want to join in and just show us your dance for fun? That's also possible! Sign up for the Shimmy Shake Factor CO 2015.
Those who apply to be considered for the coaching program can be selected for two session’s one on one with a professional fusion dancer to improve their choreography and dancing skills. All selected dance acts will be invited to perform at the Shimmy Shake Factor CO Talent Show in May 2015. Four dance acts will be selected from the Talent Show to perform in the Shimmy Shake Festival in Maaspodium in November.
Check our website for more information and for the registration form.
5 Spices Lounge
Broedplaats ACTA in Amsterdam Nieuw West
As well as the yearly Shimmy Shake events and coaching Liteside has always organized other projects. The LiteSide Festival was a big yearly event that took place from 2006 – 2012. In 2015 from 31 January – 30 May 2015 a new project will take place.
Every last Saturday of the months January through May a varied group of artists will curate a very special evening, the 5 Spices Lounge event, in the Broedplaats ACTA in Amsterdam Nieuw West. As soon as you step into our lounge you enter a new world. An immersive experience where all the senses will be stimulated by the range of art forms we will use to entertain you.
We are producing this event in co-operation with Natasja van ‘t Westende (owner of West End Arts and director of the Dancing on the Edge festival). Keep checking the 5 Spices website (right now under construction) for more information.