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Finally ready to share this course that has been percolating in my mind for a long time. This course will teach both improvisation and choreography strategies to start creating your own pieces. All levels and styles warmly welcomed.
12 weeks suggested donation $120. Dancers may also use class cards. Payment in installments as well as sliding scale available. Interac etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org Paypal to email@example.com
Saturdays 11:45AM EST LIVE on Zoom. Option to study by prerecorded video
Module 4 MAKE Week 9 Practice Week 10 Generate Week 11 Refine Week 12 Share
Eshe is the director & owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium in Canada with classes on Zoom and Patreon. Born and raised in Hamilton, Eshe has been bellydancing since 2002. She’s trained extensively in Canada, Japan, Egypt, and Turkey. And she’s performed in America, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2007 she launched Glitter – a bellydance showcase at The Casbah in Hamilton now taking place on Zoom!
From 2008 to 2010, Eshe was the bellydancer for the Korean band Orgeltanz. Orgeltanz and Eshe gigged at some of the country’s biggest music festivals. Together they were featured in the Korean editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and appeared on several TV programs. In 2009 she starred in Apollo 18’s music video “Orbis.” In early 2010, Eshe was cast in the Korean and Indonesian versions of Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. Eshe also won Asia’s “People’s Choice” award as part of the show. The same year dance legend Sema Yildiz gave her the name “Yildiz” or “Star” in Turkish after she performed at the famed Gar Casino in Istanbul. 2010-2015 Eshe ran her own bellydance studio in Seoul called Dream Dance Studio. In 2012, her students won the bronze medal for Oriental Ensemble at the Tokyo International Bellydance Competition. In 2013, Eshe started a new concert series in Seoul called Shake Shop. The monthly event featured bellydancers collaborating with some of the biggest names in Korea’s indie scene.
In 2015, Eshe returned to Canada and started performing at award-winning events such as Supercrawl. In 2016, she opened Mahasti & formed Raqs Mahasti who won 1st runner up at Star Bellydancer Canada in the troupe category. In 2017 she launched Hamilton International Bellydance Competition. In 2018 she won a 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for her community & charity work. In 2019 she was cast again by Jillina in Bellydance Evolution’s Los Angeles debut of Wizard of Oz. The same year she was honored to win Established Artist in the Dancer / Performing Artist category at the Hamilton Art Awards.
2020 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition – Online
Judges: Farasha of Tokyo, Melissa Gamal, Heather Marie, Joe of Deseos, Henna
Investment: $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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.
Rules: 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. Videos: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. hamiltonbellydance.com https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/HIBC/c/21437093/offset=0&sort=normal