It’s time for another WildCard BellyDance road trip. This time down to Southern California to Cairo Caravan. We have a special place in our collective hearts for boats. Every year we have the annual party barge trip, on Lake Sonoma, but this time we are going to the Queen Mary! They tell me it’s dry docked so at least I won’t fall into the water. LOL All the fun happens June 1-3rd at MECDA’s 35th annual Cairo Caravan.
WildCard BellyDance hits the Luxor Stage at 3:15pm on Saturday June 2nd.
See http://www.mecda.org/cairo for more information.
We are so excited to be performing at Tribal Fest this year! We will be performing on Friday the 18th at 5:32pm. I’ve had a look at all of the performers who will be performing that night and its going to be amazing. Hope to see you at the Community Center on Morris Street, in Sebastopol, CA. http://www.blacksheepbellydance.com/tf12/
I hold a sweet spot in my heart for Pepper, one of the producers of Carnival of Stars. Why, you ask? Well, she is the one who came up with the name for our troupe, WildCard BellyDance. It’s hard to come up with a troupe name. You all know what I am talking about. First you have to come up with a fabulous name that holds some meaning for you, (that hasn’t already been taken), then you need everyone in the troupe to fall in love with it as well, then you have to consider what image will represent and help brand you. It’s a lot. We had a troupe, a format, costumes, music, performances lined up, but alas no name. We had a troupe slumber party and the goal was to stay awake till we had the perfect name. By morning we had a couple of semi okay names, but nothing that we all had fallen in love with. Sigh.
A couple of days passed and I got a phone call from Pepper. She is an amazing dancer, teacher and artist. I love her sense of humor, when I read her comic books they have me laughing out loud. Pepper, unbeknownst to me, also has a gift for naming things. Our troupe was going to be dancing at her festival Carnival of Stars and she wanted to know why I hadn’t sent in the paperwork. I shared with her our trouble of finding the perfect name. She offered the name Wild Cats, but I told her I was done with being named after an animal, she laughed and said WildCard BellyDance and it was perfect. So long story short, WildCard BellyDance will be pleased to perform at Carnival of Stars held at the Richmond Auditorium, in Richmond, CA. The festival is August 4th and 5th and WildCard performs at 4:30 on Sunday.
It’s the only belly dance and comic book festival that I know of, did I mention they also have a costume contest as well.
BASK, I think the name says it all. It’s a brand new music festival that is happening on the Russian River conveniently located just down the road from my house. Summer time on the river is amazing. Time just seems to slow down on those hot summer days. I can not tell you how many times I have seen people float down the river with their floating ice chest filled with beer. The festival happens July 20th-22nd. WildCard BellyDance performs Saturday night. see http://baskmusic.com/ to buy tickets. Don’t forget your sunscreen!