Hamilton International Bellydance Competition

2020 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition – Online

Judges: Farasha of Tokyo, Melissa Gamal, Heather Marie, Joe of Deseos, Henna

$45 CAD/$32USD (per category) for soloists in Pro, Fusion, Folklore
$28 CAD/ $20USD for Drum Solo
$63 CAD/$45USD for 1 solo category + Drum Solo
$100 CAD/$70USD for 3 categories.
$120 CAD/$85USD for all 4 categories.

Application fees may be paid at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/ under the “HIBC” tab. Please note – all application fees are non-refundable. In Canada, interac etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. International artists can paypal to monkeybaby121@gmail.com.

In gratitude, all applicants will receive a password to attend the celebration on Zoom Saturday June, 27th, 2020 7PM EDT. All applicants will recieve detailed feedback sheets signed by the judges

How it works:
There are four categories – professional solo, fusion solo, folklore solo and drum solo.
Professional applicants should use traditional Middle Eastern bellydance music. They may present any traditional bellydance style (oryantal, raqs sharqi, etc).
Folklore applicants please let us know the style when you submit your video.
Fusion applicants may use any style of music, however at least 50% of their dance should be bellydance.
Drum solo applicants will all be using the same 1 min 30 second track. After registering contact Eshe to receive the track eshebellydancer@hotmail.com.
Applicants may enter as many categories as they wish.
The application period opens Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 9 a.m. EDT.
The application deadline is Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 1 p.m. EDT. All videos and entry fees must be submitted before the deadline.
After uploading your HIBC video to YouTube or another video hosting site, please email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com your artist name, category entered, and a link for viewing the video. Please do not send video files. All entries must be accessible via the link provided and remain accessible at the time of judging. If your entry cannot be accessed via the provided link at the time of judging, it will not be considered

3 finalists (or more) in each category will be contacted by email by Friday, June 12th, 2020 at 7 p.m. EDT. and invited to appear in the Zoom celebration on Saturday June, 27th, 2020 7PM EDT. Their names will also appear on our website.

Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length. Judges will stop marking at the 3 minute mark.
Choreographies and videos must include all original content created by the soloist entering the competition. Using another dancer’s choreography is not permitted.
Finalists selected may perform the same choreography from their video submission in the Zoom celebration if they wish. The same time restraints apply for both. All finalists selected have placed in the competition or won special designations from the judges. There is no penalty if you are unable to attend the Zoom celebration.

Dancers may not have their competition entry video or material coached by any of the judges in the competition.
All dancers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission.
Please shoot videos from the front only and in landscape mode in a well-lit room with good sound.
The dancer’s entire body should be visible for the duration of the video.
It is not necessary to wear a professional costume or be in full make-up, but movements and expression should be easy to see.
Videos will be judged on technique, musicality, personality, and originality. Full judging sheet available on HIBC Facebook page.
If you have any questions, please email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com.

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