HIBC Extension til midnight

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By request the HIBC deadline has been extended! Get your videos in today!

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New Bellydance Session from 6/13

New bellydance session from 6/13 at Mahasti.

Monday

7PM PWYC Drop in Basics

8:05PM Bellydance Choreography 1

Tuesday

9:30-10AM Lil Movers (Drop in $5) for 18 months & up

10-11AM Feel Good Bellydance (Drop in $5) – open to beginners

6:20PM Drop in Basics with Peggy

7:25PM PWYC Beginner Skills Clinic with Peggy

Wednesday

7:10PM Angela Josephine (Intermediate) 6/13 Make-up Choreo, 6/20 & onwards drills

8:15PM Bellydance Choreography 2

Thursday

10-11AM Feel Good Bellydance (Drop in $5) – open to beginners

7PM Fresh Fusion Choreography with Faith

8:05PM Drop in Drills 6/14 & 21 Turkish, 6/28 & 7/5 guest Jackie Pullar

Saturday

10-10:30AM Caregiver & Me ($30 for 4 classes 1 adult & 1 child)

10:45AM PWYC Drop in Basics

11:50 Bellydance Choreography 1

12:55 Bellydance Choreography 2

Mini Photo Shoot Sessions with Alaina O

We have only 3 slots left for Sunday. 10:30-2:30 is booked solid.  If you need a time slot outside of these hours please let me know. Dancers & non-dancers are welcome.

2:30-3, 3-3:30, 3:30-4 are open

$50 for 30 mins & 5 edited images.

$100 for 60 mins & 10 edited images.

Mahasti is located on the mountain at 422 Concession in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Contact Eshe Yildiz, Alaina Media or Mahasti The Bellydance Emporium on Facebook.  Or email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

 

 

Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2018

2018 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition

Cost to enter Phase 1 (video):
$35 CAD (per category) for soloists
$70 CAD (per category) for ensembles (groups)

Online judges: Michelle Sorensen & Farasha of Tokyo

Finalist judges: Henna of Datura Online, Melissa Gamal

Application fees may be paid at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/. Please note – all application fees are non-refundable. 

Successful finalists will be responsible for an additional $50 fee  (per soloist or per ensemble).  Successful finalists, if they wish, may apply this fee towards a full day workshop purchase with Henna.

All applicants will receive a ticket to attend the competition & gala show for themselves for free.  Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
How it works:
Seven solo and five ensemble finalists will be chosen per category from video submissions. There are three categories – professional solo, fusion solo, and ensemble. Professional applicants should use traditional Middle Eastern bellydance music.  They may present any traditional bellydance style from raqs sharqi to folklore. Fusion applicants and ensembles may use any style of music, however at least 50% of their dance should be bellydance.

Applicants may enter as many categories as they wish. Only those applicants whom appear in the video may dance in the finals (understudies are not permitted).  If you are not sure who may be available in September, we strongly recommend dancing with extra performers.

The application period opens Monday, March 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. EDT.

The application deadline is Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9 a.m. EDT. All videos and entry fees must be submitted before the deadline.

After being selected, finalists in each category will be contacted by email by Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT. Their names will also appear on our website.  The final competition will take place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from September 15, 2018.

After uploading your HIBC video to YouTube, please email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com your artist or ensemble name, category entered, the name of choreographer, and a link for viewing the video. In the case of ensembles, please also include a list of the dancers who appear in the video.

Rules:
Videos for soloists should not exceed 3 minutes in length. Videos for groups should not exceed 4 minutes in length.

Choreographies and videos must include all original content created by the soloist entering the competition or ensemble director in the case of groups. Using another dancer’s choreography is not permitted. Applicants may perform the choreography from their video submission in the final competition if they wish.

All dancers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission.

Videos:
Please shoot your videos from the front only and in landscape mode. Also ensure that you’re in a well-lit room and that the recording has good sound. Your entire body should be visible for the duration of the video. You don’t have to wear a professional costume or be in full make-up, but your movements and expression should be easy to see.

Videos will be judged on technique, musicality, personality, and originality. For ensembles, we’ll also be examining your synchronicity and formations. The final competition will have the same criteria. The judges will select the winners. In addition, the audience will select a People’s Choice winner for each category.

Finalists are responsible for their own travel, accommodation fares and all fees related to the competition.

If you have any questions, please email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com.


WORKSHOPS

Workshops with Henna for Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2018 will take place at Mahasti on Sunday, September 16, 2018!

Details coming soon.

Harem vol 32 – Bellydance Show at The Casbah in Hamilton

32 harem

Harem is a professional, curated bellydance showcase held in The Casbah & open to the public.
Harem is hosted the 3rd Saturday of every month by Eshe & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium.
The first Harem was held in November 2007.
 
Harem vol 31
Sat. May 19th
Show 7-8:30PM
$15
 
Doors 6:30PM
All ages.
Kids under 18 attend for free.
 
Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance, Faith Dance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Athena McQueen
Dragonfly Bellydance
Paromita Kar
Angela Josephine & Nim Kal Brenz
 
The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON
Nearest public parking lot: 55 Queen St N, Hamilton.
Nearest restaurant La Luna (also 306 King W).
 
Harem – Bellydance Show in Hamilton
hamiltonbellydance.com