Newsletter Shimmy Shake Festival After
Shimmy Shake Festival 2015 was a blast!
Explored and Experienced Urban Fusion Belly Dance to the max!
2 after parties
1 national network meeting and a lovely bazaar
From Friday 13 until Sunday 15 November Maaspodium was taken over by Shimmy Shake Festival and each corner was filled with Urban Fusion Belly dance.
It was a cold, stormy and rainy weekend, but this autumn weather didn't hold back the real fusion belly dance lovers visiting Shimmy Shake Festival! Over the 5 days of festival activities we have welcomed 2440 to explore and experience the world of Urban Fusion Belly Dance with our outdoor Pop ups, Flash Mob and indoor festival.
Throughout the three days of the indoor festival, fusion belly dance lovers could truly experience this dance genre by attending one of the 11 workshops in ATS, ITS, Tribal Fusion, Burlesque Fusion, Hip Hop Fusion, Dance Expression and creating your own ornamental headdress.
Dancers and public wandered along the colorful stalls of the Bazaar situated in the foyer, filled with lots of belly dance goodies, self made jewelry, tasty snacks and Oriental items.
Each evening the audience enjoyed wonderful performances by new talents and top dancers from all over the world, such as Kari of UNMATA (USA), Piny and Leo Orchidaceae (PRT), Tjarda (NL), Eliana (RUS), Haza (FR), Obélixx and Obellycious (BE), Mareike (DE), Nakari (AUT), Nargis (NL) and Maya Acid Performance Troupe (NL).
Some lovely words and encouragement
from our special guests!
Piny Orchidaceae (PRT)
"… It's a beautiful special festival where details mean the world and where people take care of students and teachers. It was raining and the sky was grey but the atmosphere is orange and light. Thank you Gail Pilgrim for investing in us. Thank you to all the production (team) showing professionalism and love. And a special special word to all the students, the new ones and the others that make us believe that we are doing something right, because they always return."
"Shimmy Shake Festival was a good moment to share time and dance with beautiful souls. Gail Pilgrim and all your warm and professional team, the students, Renate and Simon for your hospitality and all my dance sisters. Keep dancing, smiling, spreading the love everywhere."
"I loved the idea of the festival! It’s all about dance, community, creative work, innovative ideas, talent search and support!"
"I wish I could explain how this weekend was!! But you really have to experience this. Every smile, every single breath has some sort of history behind it. I'm blessed to be able to experience all of this. It was nice to see all of this new faces and familiar faces also. Really surprised with the Magnificent Mash Up..saw extraordinary things! Without a doubt the best festival in Benelux. Obellycious and me would like to thank you for all of the little things and big things. Made possible this weekend."
Did you visit Shimmy Shake Festival and do you want to leave your remarks or a review about the festival?
You can, on the special Shimmy Shake Festival page on Cleeft.nl.
Click here and leave your own review!
Hereby we like to thank the fantastic Shimmy Shake team and volunteers, the amazing international top dancers that travelled all the way to Rotterdam, the wonderful and diverse dancers that have shown their talents and old and new friends that we have made during the festival! And of course thanks to all the funding bodies that made it all possible, Fonds Cultuurparticipatie, VSB fonds, Gemeente Rotterdam, Elise Mathilde Fonds, our sponsor, STROOM ROTTERDAM and the beautiful venue Maaspodium.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT SHIMMY SHAKE FESTIVAL
11 | 12 | 13 November 2016
SHIMMY SHAKE FACTOR CO 2016
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FROM 4 JANUARY 2016
All photos by Jean van Lingen