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Belly Dance Coalition

Third Event (of 4) - Cafe Cedar in Parkville, MO

28 March 2010 - 3-5 pm Sunday in Parkville, Missouri
See (at the bottom of this page)
Video extracts from this show and a short doc promoting Raqsi at KCTV5

Olé Flamenco - Tamara Carson in front, Cindy Bleck on the left, Fabiola from Cafe Cedar, Ronnie Hurd (sitting) one of Soundz of Africa youth dancers and Keith Myers (KC Star photographer)
Olé Flamenco - Tamara Carson in front, Cindy Bleck on the left, Fabiola from Cafe Cedar,
Ronnie Hurd (sitting) one of Soundz of Africa youth dancers and Keith Myers (KC Star photographer)
Two shots stitched together (in the middle) to make this close shot wider still

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

First Half

Nikoria - Nicole English with tambourine
Nikoria - Nicole English with tambourine

Soundz of Africa
http://www.TraditionalMusicSociety.org

Soundz of Africa - Bird Fleming, Xavier Fleming and Elisha Israel
Soundz of Africa - Bird Fleming, Xavier Fleming and Elisha Israel

Soundz of Africa - Vanessa Gibbs in front, Andrea Williams (right) and Bird Fleming on drums, left
Soundz of Africa - Vanessa Gibbs in front, Andrea Williams (right) and Bird Fleming on drums, left

Indian singer Raja Govindarajan setting up his harmonium
Indian singer Raja Govindarajan setting up his harmonium. Raja came in late, too late for setup and sound tests before the show because of an accident.
As Raja started out for the show he fell, sending his harmonium down a set of stairs.
It broke, tearing out a hinge and perhaps worse. He could have called it off but he came, and sang for us anyway,
with Cynthia Fung literally holding the harmonium together (above) as he played.
http://www.aavakai.com/band/taxonomy/term/95


Raja Govindarajan

Olé Flamenco
http://www.kcflamenco.com


Olé Flamenco - Darren Carpenter

Olé Flamenco :: Olguita Becali-Williams (left), Maria Aranda, Marbel Mattsson, Darren Carpenter, Mary Ann Esperanza Hope
Olé Flamenco :: Olguita Becali-Williams (left), Maria Aranda, Marbel Mattsson, Darren Carpenter, Mary Ann Esperanza Hope

Olé Flamenco :: Olguita Becali-Williams (left, hat), Marbel Mattsson, Tamara Carson (facing), Maria Aranda, Darren Carpenter, Cindy Bleck
Olé Flamenco :: Olguita Becali-Williams (left, hat), Marbel Mattsson, Tamara Carson (facing), Maria Aranda, Darren Carpenter, Cindy Bleck

Second Half

Nikoria - Nicole English (front), Jamie (behind, left)
Nikoria - Nicole English (front), Jamie (behind, left)

Liz Dickinson
Liz Dickinson

Troupe Duende: Calley (front), Kaleela (left), Amara (right), Zoria (behind)
Troupe Duende: Calley (front), Kaleela (left), Amara (right), Zoria (behind)
http://www.troupeduende.com

Etoile Abet - in a tribal fushion belly dance
Etoile Abet- in a tribal fushion belly dance

Melody Gabrielle
Melody Gabrielle

Caty, student of Melodys
Caty, student of Melody's

Dasha Tyshlek
Dasha Tyshlek
Daria (Fairydancer) http://fairydancer.tyshlek.com

Burcu - Turkish dancer with a veil numberBurcu - Turkish dancer with a veil number
Burcu - Turkish dancer with a veil number - Burcu has been doing a lot of work with Alaturka (headed by Beau Bledsoe)
http://www.comebellydance.com

Dharma, with a tribal routine and with friends watching from directly behind her (right).
Dharma, with a tribal routine and with friends watching from directly behind her (right).
Dharma does both tribal and cabaret styles. See: http://www.Shanti-Dance.com

Open Dancing at the End - performers and audience

Open Dancing at the End - performers and audience

Open Dancing at the End - performers and audience

Open Dancing at the End - performers and audience

 


YouTube Video

The Show, extracts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4bZnnIR0Sc

Promoting the show - a Visit to Channel 5

This is a short doc to show our small trip the KCTV5 (Kansas City, channel 5) Saturday morning 27 March 2010. We were there to promote the Raqsi Awards and Cafe Cedar. This was the day before the third of four of these events in the Nikoria Dance Troup's Bellydance Coalition effort. The next day was the largest and best so far.

While we were still in the channel 5 studio I looked around expecting to see a full crew of camera operators but instead there was one producer who operated all of the cameras using pan/tilt/zoom remote controls from a little booth. So I showed the no-crew cams on the studio floor. The only other crew visible was the guy putting text into the teleprompters who also took time to help with microphones and other assorted things. There were three on-air people, the face of the station. It made me wonder when the on-air people will be replaced by animations. The studio cameras themselves were about ENG size buried in teleprompter and remote control gear.

In any case I also recorded the broadcast at home on a DVD recorder and added that footage into my in-studio footage in a small window to parallel what I was seeing and what viewers were seeing. When the station put their footage of our visit on the web they cut the dancing off after 15 seconds. You can see all of it here, what there was of it. I am the guy in the lower right corner. I am busy starting and stopping the music on the small boombox, which I tilt down to show at one point. I shot this on a Sony FX-1000, editing in Sony Vegas Pro 9.0. Never once did my FX1000 have studio-camera envy.

It was a lot of coordination and getting ready for a mere three minutes on camera. Kathy Hanis, the PR person who arranged this one also had another client who came on the same show just after us. They came with what looked like a ton of exhibits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycEX0tT0lfs

 

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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