|Samara & Saideh up front being silly, |
Tempest & Nathaniel in the back, at Motif!
Just returned from Waking Persephone II (http://www.wakingpersephone.com) which was just amazing! The first year was so incredible that I was unsure how the second year would compare, and well, it was phenomenal. Thanks to all of the dancers, vendors, volunteers who made it possible. The next one will be in Seattle, shooting for October 3rd-5th, 2014 - possibly with a "Possessing The Dark" intensive right before it. But we won't be leaving New England entirely - stay tuned for developments for a very special Museum Quality: Art School for Bellydancers event happening April 10th-13th in Providence! And now there's some very exciting news, upcoming performances, etc: April 20th - Shimmy Happens Alternative Hafla, in Lakewood, WA - I will be performing close to 6:30pm: http://aleedra.blogspot.com/2013/04/shimmy-happens-alternative-hafla-sat.html April 28th - An Evening of Live Music & Dance at the Can Can in downtown Seattle, with myself, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band, Oliver Franklin, and more! Tickets ARE available for both general admission and VIP (there was a website glitch), but they are going fast and this venue will sell out! http://cancan.strangertickets.com/events/7183846/the-nathaniel-johnstone-band-with-tempest-and-oliver-franklin And while we're talking about awesome live music - Nathaniel is doing a fundraiser for "Narratives" - his next CD project, which sounds AMAZING. The project is at 60% funded with 11 days to go, so help out an amazing project and get create music, art, and more in the process - details and clips at http://www.nathanieljohnstone.com/fundraiser.html Now in May: Nathaniel and I will be performing (in addition to vending) at Tribal Fest 13 in Sebastopol, CA - 5:02, Saturday the 18th on the main stage - http://www.blacksheepbellydance.com/tf13/index.html and we'll be hosting the official Sunday after-thing, called "Hipdown" - details will be on fb and at http://www.nathanieljohnstone.com this weekend. The following weekend, we're performing and teaching at Clockwork Alchemy in San Jose, CA - check the schedule for the performances and workshops: http://www.clockworkalchemy.com/ And THEN we're off to Dallas, TX for A-KON - http://www.a-kon.com/?p=2902 and I will be teaching a very special mini-intensive workshop on Saturday, June 1st - limited to only 20 dancers! Details at http://www.darklydramatic.com/dallas-workshop.html And near the end of June, I'm thrilled to be returning to Tribal Revolution in Chicago, where I will be vending, teaching two workshops, and performing - http://www.tribalrevolution.com Whew - ok, think that's everything that's coming up fast! blessings, Tempest