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The Phoenix Belly Dance Group are award-winning performers made up of women of various different cultures and backgrounds, and their aim is to share the rich cultural experience and elegance of Middle Eastern dance. They have been invited to perform at events in New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia, and Australia, ranging from SkyCity Breakers Games, Breakfast News TV show, Maori TV, and Arts Festivals and have won a Gold Medal at The New Zealand Performing Arts Championships!
Phoenix Belly Dance entered our professional performance group into a multi-discipline dance competition hosted by the annual Jambalaya Festival of Rhythm and Dance, where we competed against 14 major dance companies from all genres of dance including Hip Hop, Salsa, Contemporary, French Cancan, Samba, Jazz and Charleston! We were incredibly overwhelmed when they announced us as the winners of the competition. As part of the prize, we have been invited to perform as guests at the 2012 Australian Dance Festival and the 2013 Sydney Latin Dance Festival next February!
The competition drew an audience of over 400 people to Corban Estate Arts Centre in Waitakere, and many of the dance industry professionals as well as international guest stars were there as well. Our performance choreography was inspired by one of the songs used, Kotahitanga - meaning union - to share a message of unity through dance. The first part captured the volcanic fire and oceans which created and defined Aeotearoa, and moved on to unify elements of other dance styles including tribal fusion and bollywood where all 6 of our dancers moved as one unified body, and finally ended with a piece of modern music uniting us all with the universal language of laughter!
Credit to Nina G Photography
Due to availability and funding issues, we are only able to accept the invitation to the Sydney Latin Dance Festival. We now need the help of the community to help us to get to Sydney to fulfill our guest performance invitation in one of the largest Australian Dance Festivals! We will be doing various fundraising activities around Auckland to go toward our flights and accommodation for all nine of our dancers, so please come and support us at these events!
Our next event is the Phoenix Belly Dance Showcase 2012. Clicking the link will direct you to our facebook event page, which will provide you will information about the show and how to book tickets. Please note that door sales are more expensive than booking tickets!
You can help us by:
- Sponsoring a raffle prize at our events
- Purchasing a ticket to one of our events
- Telling your friends and family about our shows and our cause
- Hiring us for as a performance or entertainment option
- Making a pledge
Please contact Candice at [email protected] if you'd like to get in touch to help out or to find out more about the Phoenix Group. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and thank you!!!
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