Winter Showcase for OMEDA this Saturday!

Devi will be performing at OMEDA's Winter Showcase

Devi Mamak will be performing at OMEDA’s Winter Showcase 2012.

I am most excited about the annual OMEDA Winter Showcase this time held at the lovely Thornbury Theatre, with special guest from Sydney Devi Mamak from Ghawazi Caravan and affiliated with Fat Chance Belly Dance and live music from ME Musicians “Alwan”. Yours truly will be performing too. So many different styles of belly dance; Classical Egyptian, ATS, Oriental, Modern, drum dances, veil dances, a sword dance and shaabi. It’s gonna be great!! Get your tickets quick!

Winter showcase poster 2012

PERFORMERS: Bellydance Kizmet, Studio Samba Students, Red Belly Black Troupe, Andrea Makris-Underbelly, Charni Happy Hips Belly Dance, Jewels of Temzik, Jewel & Kaylah, Melusina, Devi Mamak, Aya & Students – Jewel Bellydance, Red Earth Ghwazee, Hayley, Bellydance Sabiha, Aya, Lia –Studio Samba, Lady Serpentine – Cindy Hyde, Nicole – Blue Fire Bellydance, Bellique, Michelle, Dantilla troupe, Alazarin Tribal Dance Troupe, Nikki Sterel, Rita, Zabelle

Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful Devi performing. See you Saturday!

Can you perform a classical Egyptian bellydance to Modern Western Music?

That is the question I am asking today. I think you can, but I will let you decide. Let me know whether you think it fits or not!

Here is a video of me performing a Classical Egyptian choreography to a modern Western song “Forever Young” by Fruit.

Happy World Belly Dance Day 2012!

Last night I had the privilege of being a part of World Belly Dance Day

Charni was a part of World Belly Dance Day 2012 celebrations in Melbourne

celebrations for OMEDA in Melbourne at YDance in Thornbury. Every year around the world fundraisers are held for different charities using belly dance. We raised funds for Red Cross. The total amount raised for the night is $694, which is even better then last year!

It was a great night with many dancers donating their performance in aid of the charity as well as stall holders who had a variety of good to tempt as well as massages! I was MC and the Music Technician, I did try to be the photographer as well, but the sound booth was too far so I found somebody else to capture the night!

Thanks to all of those dancers and organisers who helped make it happen!