Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The International Bellydance Conference of Canada
Saturday Gala Stage Performance, Act
held in Ryerson Theatre, April 26, 8pm, 2008
Video and photos by Gilded Serpent
Staff - Masouma
Rose and Lynette
Gala Performance Act 1 here
in Act 2 :
Aisha Ali of Southern California, Bozenka of
Sigil & Kari Vanderzwaag of Unmata from
Sacramento, California, Tito
Seif of Egypt, Aida
Nour of Egypt
the video and for those who cannot view video we have
included a few of the photos we were able
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Gilded Serpent report-IBCC in Toronto,
Saturday Gala, part 2
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Serpent report on The International Bellydance Conference
of Canada held
in Toronto on Saturday Gala Stage Performance, Act
2 Ryerson Theatre, April 26, 8pm, 2008. Performers
in Act 2 : Aisha Ali of Southern California, Bozenka
of Florida, Amy Sigil & Kari Vanderzwaag of Unmata
from Sacramento, California, Tito Seif of Egypt, Aida
Nour of Egypt
on graphic at left
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Day 1 Wednesday Evening Show- remix from last year's stars-Sofia,
Serena, Rhythm Of The Nile, Anita of Dance Poi, pregnant Mayada, Shades Of Araby-
Valizan and Sofia, Rayna, Rahma, troupe in shinny black straight skirts? Masouma
Rose getting Mayyadah and Amir's reaction to the show. Clip intro
reporting by Shira.
Day 2 Thursday Daytime Activities Introduced by Ferda
Bayazit and Lynette Harper. Glimpse of Aida Nour and Tito teaching.
Day 2 Thursday Evening Show-Roula
Said's Roulettes M2,
Jaida of New York, Ozgen of Turkey and the UK, Ivanka of Panama, The amazing
Asha of Atlanta and the troupe, Goddess Bellydance of Korea.
Day 3 Friday Daytime Activities -Reporting
today are Roula Said, Mark Balahadia, and Ranya Renee.
Video glimpses included: Tito, Bozenka, Ferda, Lynette Harper, Ranya Renee, Mark
Balahadia, Roula Said, Stavros, The "Man Panel," plus more
Day 3 Friday Evening Show -This
video clip is a collage from the Main Stage show
on Friday night.
Performers included: Banat el Sharq, Ishra (we missed
her- sorry!), Suha, Mark Balahadia, Nouvel Expose',
Mariyah, Dominique, edVenture Arts, Dr Sawa, Danielle,
Maqamaikaze, Jim Boz, Leah & Lynette Harper, Sefirah, and Arabian Allspice
4-30-08 Day 4 Saturday Daytime Activities-Reporting
today are Andrea Deagon and Rahma Haddad
Glimpses include: Bozenka's class, Aida Nour's class, Amy Sigil's Class, Panel
on Teaching Standards, and Aisha Ali's lecture
Seif: The Moment of Eternal Shimmy by Stavros Stavrou
Karayanni photos by Samira and Masouma, videos by Lynette
is now an international phenomenon. And how wonderful that a man
from Egypt has taken to the West’s belly dance stages establishing
himself as one of the greatest belly dancers and showmen today.
Such development flies in the face of those American belly dance
instructors, students, and performers who have long considered
this art defunct in Egypt and dependent upon their kind support
Moment with Amy Sigil, Interview and Videos by
life doesnít get any better than this, then, itís okay with me!
I feel so fortunate. I know so many dancers that are more talented
than I; yet, here I am! When my time is over, I will bow out gracefully.
I am thankful from the bottom of my heart.
Part 3: The Community Response- Dream Big by Betsey
Flood, Photos contributed by Masouma Rose and Monica
did those who attended that Las Vegas event last August –the
one that strove to become the biggest belly dance convention ever
-- think about their experience? Their answers may surprise you.
Wedding Stories by Leila of Cairo
the guests were staring at us. The father of the bride demanded
to know who ordered the bellydancer and it seemed a fight was
going to break out between representatives of the brides’family
and the hotel organizer.
Undeniably Authentic by Sausan
do students go against their own teacher,”Jodette continued
, “and spread ugly rumors?”I looked at her a shook
my head. It's a lament that I, too, have experienced from time
to time as teacher of this dance.
into Womanhood by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat
mission, as women, is to encourage others to joyfully anticipate
all the decades of their lives. Those who have gone before us
have always and will always help us on our paths.
Two Doors Close Two Doors Open, New Venues in New York
City, by Sarah Skinner
was thrilled with the new place and said it reminds him of the
late night clubs in Istanbul, Turkey. At the end of the night
I walked out into the hot summer air feeling invigorated and