Posts tagged ‘dancers’

July 15, 2012

BIG DANCE | Brazil Day

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Carnival spirit comes to Wandsworth Park in London today.

June 30, 2012

Belly Dance Hafla #2

June 30, 2012

Belly Dance Hafla #1

Bedford Arms, Balham, London.

Belly dance culture has been in evidence in the UK and Ireland since the early 1960s. A number of practising dancers credit many of the developments since the 1980s to Suraya Hilal, who performed throughout the Middle East and Europe during this time. Her influence was one which particularly drove home the distinction between belly dance as a cabaret act and the dance form as a theatrical performance and art form.

Today, many dancers in the UK have been greatly influenced by the US dance hybrids, and have gone on to create their own forms of urban and folk bellydance. There is also a thriving scene in cabaret bellydance/burlesque crossover performance.

January 6, 2012



BanglaHop Youth Dance Company, Mulberry School for Girls, Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London.
Green Candle Dance Company Production, 2011.

December 31, 2011

Bring on the showgirls…..HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Vintage @ Northwood (50+ dance group) performing at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London.
Green Candle Dance Company Production 2011.

April 17, 2011

Aomori Project: Of Landscapes Remembered

These photographs were taken at the dress rehearsal of Sioned Huws Aomori Project at Greenwich Dance Agency last Thursday evening.  The performance brings together local people from Greenwich and professional artists from Japan in a new dance work, especially created for the Borough Hall. Three shamisen musicians, one minyo singer and two Tsugaru dancers join a group of 5-70 year olds in a work  continued since 2008 from Sioned’s first experience of harsh winter conditions in  Aomori, a region of Northern Japan.

You can keep up to date with Sioned as she continues to explore Japan and gather material for Aomori Project: Of Landscapes Remembered at her new Greenwich Dance Blog.

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