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WildCard BellyDance Duet at Cabaret De Caliente

by on Apr.24, 2012, under Performances, Stories

Cabaret de Caliente Zombie Spring Fling at jUke jOiNt

Reyna and Kristen will be performing at Hopmonk Tavern for the June Cabaret De Caliente.

Burlesque – Music – Bellydance – Circus – Sideshow – More!We’re taking Summer to a whole new level of hotness at Cabaret de Caliente, Sebastopol’s own monthly dance and circus arts variety show inspired by historic Vaudeville and Burlesque.

The second Thursday of every month, Cabaret de Caliente brings glitter and glamour to the bounce and boogie of jUkE jOiNt with Burlesque, belly dance, sideshow, magic, unique musical acts and circus arts. The night continues with the same get down groove that has made jUke jOiNt the hottest weekly dance party in the North Bay for 5 years.

NOTE:

Limited Seating
$15
Doors 8:30pm; Show 9:30pm
21+
HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol
Tickets at The HopMonk box office or online at http://www.hopmonk.com/

Advance tickets and early arrival recommended – The Barnyard just isn’t as much fun as The Abby when Cabaret de Caliente is in town!

http://cabaretdecaliente.com/

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Carnival of Stars

by on Apr.22, 2012, under Festivals, Performances, Stories

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. :)

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YIP Podcast

by on Apr.22, 2012, under Stories

YIP PodcastI know I am biased, but I love Tammy and Mary.  They are the reason I discovered podcasts.  I am not very tech savvy, but I’m married to a technical God so I don’t have to be. :)  Hanging out before class one day, one of my students, Nicole,  mentioned how she was listening to YIP podcast and they mentioned WildCard BellyDance.  She said the podcast was fun, informative and a great way to stay connected to belly dance when not in class.  After class I went straight home and asked Dan aka the technical God to hook me up.  He did better than that, he showed me how to hook myself up.  I love YIP podcast!  I feel like I know Tammy and Mary and I have never even met them.  I have downloaded and listened to all of the previous podcasts and am always waiting for the next one to be released.   In the latest episode they play song clips from our CD, Tribal Collaborations.   Thanks Ladies.  Take a listen.  I hope you enjoy it as much as me. http://www.yippodcast.com/

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