A Dance'full Life

  So grateful for the dance in my life!
It's been a while since I've posted and so much dancing has been happening in the Comox Valley and beyond. 

World Dance Day, April 29th after performing an Algerian Berber style dance 'The Source' 
Left to Right- Cathy Stoyko, Katie Eicher, Lisa Hamilton and Tara Purdy 
(we are not really at Covent Gardens but at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay BC)

at the Denman Island Community Hall after the opening dance 'FLASH'
Heros, Victims and Villains Cabaret, April 27th 2012
Lias Snow, Heather Hilberry, Cathy Stoyko, Anne-Marie Scott and Lisa Hamilton

The Hafla on June 9th at the Abbey Studio was well attended and a wonderful event. Sarah Kerr captured some of the magic in her photographs. I love this intimate dance event/celebration which has become a bi-annual tradition at the Abbey Studio that showcases local dancers, teachers, students. 

the wonderful audience

Tomomi Ozaki

The Spin Jinny

Jade and Craig

Lisa, Cathy and Jade

Tribal Spirit ATS belly dance

The weekend following the Hafla June 15 &16 was the Anar Dana show in Seattle. This was the result of Helene Eriksen's 2011/12 Seattle training project which I was fortunate to be a part of once again, I love dancing with Helene and these awesome women in Seattle! It was a journey that required much dedication and travelling but it was well worth it.  Very grateful for the support of family and friends that helped make this happen.
 Here is just one of the incredible photos from the show by Al Garman.

The following weekend Arcana Dea dancers from the Comox Valley headed down to Nanaimo for the Belly Dance Bazaar. This is a wonderful, annaul event organized by Lynette Harper and Genya and it's a fundraiser for a local women's shelter. My class performed 'Beauty and Resistance' dance and I danced 'The Source', an Algerian Berber inspired dance with Lisa, Edith, and Katie and, I taught a mini workshop. Good fun, wonderful event and I indulged in more costumes, just what I need!

Bridget and Anne Marie performing 'Beauty and Resistance'

teaching mini workshop "Slavic Soul Party'

On July 14th I hosted a concert/kirtan at the Abbey Studio with Prashant Micheal John and had the pleasure of dancing with live music! Unfortunately I have no photos of that event just good memories. Hope to have some video to share from that night eventually. 

Currently enjoying dancing with Laurie Montemurro for the Assemblages: still, moving and twisted show at the Denman Island Arts Centre and preparing for teaching summer dance camps at Triple Heat Summer Dance Intensive in Courtenay, this Monday!
 (I will update the workshops/classes page ASAP)

 You can still check out the Art Show *Assemblages - Still, Moving, Twisted* between 11am and 4pm any day of the week until August 7th. The dance and poetry performance happens at 3pm every day during the show.
This show encompasses Art, Poetry & Performance. Featured artists are:
Laurie Montemurro – Dance with Cathy, Molly and Nicole
Cynthia Minden – Assemblages
Matthew Scanlon – Functional art
Jennifer Lee – Poetry
See you there! ( I dance on the weekends)