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Belly Dance Coalition Opening

Opening Event (1st of 4) - Cafe Cedar in Parkville, MO

24 January 2010 - 3-5 pm Sunday in Parkville, Missouri

(L-R) Nicole English, Jaime, Ellen, Melody Gabrielle at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
(L-R) Nicole English, Jaime, Ellen, Melody Gabrielle

Presenters:
Cafe Cedar   http://www.cafecedar.com
Nikoria   http://www.nikoria.com/nikoria/Raqsi
Event Picture Pages and extract-video links
BDC Raqsi No 1 (25 Jan)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_qdUy7q_Jg
BDC Raqsi No 2 (28 Feb)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mcMMidvjl0
Promo Visit to KCTV5 (27 Mar)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycEX0tT0lfs
BDC Raqsi No 3 (28 Mar)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4bZnnIR0Sc
BDC Raqsi No 4 (25 Apr)   Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-10aedN8-s
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-10aedN8-s

Sunday the 24th saw belly dancers from around the area (some as far as Wichita and Topeka) converge on Cafe Cedar in Parkville Missouri. Organized by Nicole English (Nikoria Dance Troupe), this is designed to promote Middle Eastern dance and dancers and to offer a place for beginners to experienced performers to show off and to gather with mutual interests.

This was the first of four belly dance coalition events by Nikoria dancers (Nicole English) and Cafe Cedar in Parkville, MO (Jehad Saleh) Sunday afternoon 24 January 2010 (just north of Kansas City). This event, a meeting/exhibition featured bellydancers from the greater Kansas City area and even Topeka, KS and Wichita, KS.

This is a family friendly event, note the kids with their folks and the casual restaurant environment. The video is a short version, excerpts, from the hour and four minute original edit of the full show. I used the render from the original edit (1 hr 4 min) and trimmed it down to the 8 min 34 sec piece here.

These dancers range from seasoned pros to enthusiastic new amateurs with various levels of experience from professional ballet to ballroom and stage to cafe and event performance. Some of the pros have been training the newbies for years. Some of the dancers were also vendors selling jewelry and costuming.

Siham is one of the principal trainers and promoters over the last few decades and has a regular series of area workshops and showcases for middle eastern dancers. Note: In this video you will hear gypsy music as well, which is also popular in belly dance circles. At this writing (feb 2010) three more of these are planned for Cafe Cedar.

The video was shot on a combination of Sony FX1000 and Panasonic HMC150 matching the color balance on the Sony with the Panny. I meant to use the Sony's but failed to bring enough tape (arggh). So I shot with the CompactFlash recording unit on one Sony (at 1920/1440x1080) and the SDHC card in the Panasonic (at 1920x1080) editing in Sony Vegas Pro 9.0. I would have liked a wider-yet lens but I am glad I am no longer shooting with the XL1 or GL2 I used to shoot with. I could never have gotten that much in the frame at such close quarters otherwise.

Links: For more information try either http://www.cafecedar.com - or - http://www.nikoria.com/nikoria/Raqsi


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Siham Ali at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Siham Ali
M'Chelle DeMars and picture taker at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
M'Chelle DeMars and picture taker

 

 

Leyla at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Layla
Melody Gabrielle at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Melody Gabrielle

 

Jaime at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Jaime

Kaleela (Troupe Duende) at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Kaleela (Duende)
Jivet at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Jivet
Amaya (Troupe Duende) at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Amaya (Duende)
Leyla at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Layla
Fariba at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Fariba
Fariba at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Fariba
Waiting to go on for Gypsy Dance number with Nikoria (L-R) Fariba, Jaime, Ellen - at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Waiting to go on for Gypsy Dance number with Nikoria (L-R) Fariba, Jaime, Ellen
Jaime (Nicole in front) at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Jaime (Nicole behind in yellow)
Leyla and (big) sword at Belly Dance Coalition meeting in Parkville, MO at Cafe Cedar put on by Nicole English (Nikoria) - photo (c) Mike Strong www.kcdance.com
Layla and (durn big) sword

 

Links and Resources
Presenters:
Cafe Cedar   http://www.cafecedar.com
Nikoria   http://www.nikoria.com/nikoria/Raqsi
Event Picture Pages and extract-video links
BDC Raqsi No 1 (25 Jan)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_qdUy7q_Jg
BDC Raqsi No 2 (28 Feb)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mcMMidvjl0
Promo Visit to KCTV5 (27 Mar)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycEX0tT0lfs
BDC Raqsi No 3 (28 Mar)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4bZnnIR0Sc
BDC Raqsi No 4 (25 Apr)   Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-10aedN8-s
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-10aedN8-s
Some of the Groups and Individuals Appearing
Siham Ali   http://67.162.189.233
Troupe Duende   http://www.troupeduende.com
Soundz of Africa   http://www.TraditionalMusicSociety.org
Olé Flamenco   http://www.kcflamenco.com
Blue Moon   http://www.LaylaBintAli.com
Belli Phat   http://www.BelliPhat.com
Cartouche   785-865-5242
1344 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Dharma   http://www.Shanti-Dance.com
Melody Gabrielle   http://www.numinousdance.com
Burcu Suer   http://www.comebellydance.com
M'Chelle DeMars   http://www.mariedemars.com
Daria (Fairydancer)   http://fairydancer.tyshlek.com
Raja Govindarajan   http://www.aavakai.com/band/taxonomy/term/95
Tara's Grace Troupe   http://www.TarasGrace.org
     


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