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Carnival of Stars
July 22 & 23, 2017

Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave,
Alameda, CA 94501

CONTACT:
Pepper Alexandria

hipaysha@aol.com
510-548-6128
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MAIN STAGE - BELLY DANCE CONTEST

Dances from the 50s to the 80s.

Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave,
Alameda, CA 94501

Carnival of Stars Egyptian Dance Competition! July 23, 2017, at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Dance Competition: 2017 REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE

Contact Amina email: aminajune@aol.com or Phone Amina 415-282-7910

Carnival of Stars is coming up in August. Plan ahead.
Main Stage - Costume Contest and *NEW* event
Belly Dance Queen of Carnival of Stars competition!!!

Belly Dance Queen of Carnival of Stars 2017

Egyptian Belly Dance Revival - This year the category is Traditional Egyptian Classical Raqs Sharqi as performed in Egypt from the '70's to the early '90's. The music, dance, costuming and mannerisms MUST conform to that time period and be stylistically and culturally correct and true to the Egyptian style of Raqs Sharqi as performed on the "cabaret" stages of the Cairo Egyptian dancers of the 1970's to the early 1990's. pre AWS.

Performance - veil and/or cymbals not necessary if it does not suit your piece of music. We are looking for authentic traditional Egyptian dance (and music) - NOT tricks. Each dancer must submit a 3-4 minute piece of music -along with a brief description of their piece to Amina Goodyear by July 4, 2015 The COS committee will then attach a drum solo and exit piece. This is what will be used in the competition. If a song is used (with lyrics - whether sung or whether the instrument is the voice) the words with a translation must also be submitted by July 4. This will be distributed to the judges.

No AmCab or American fusion music. We want to see pure Egyptian dancing before it was influenced by aggressive western styling and technique. The music (song choice), dance and costuming MUST conform to the time period between the '70's and the early '90's and more specifically must agree with contestants' description. Dance, Music, Costuming and mannerisms must be stylistically and culturally correct and true to the Egyptian style of Raqs Sharqi as performed on the "cabaret" stages Of the Cairo Egyptian dancers of the 1970's to the early 1990's. Pre AWS."


The Contestants (Coming Soon)

THE CRITERIA
Did the dancer do her research and make sure that everything conforms to the same time period chosen by the dancer?
Stage presence and personality. Does the dancer also reach out to the audience? Is the dancer entertaining? Mannerism/style of dance/personality/audience interaction. Modern Oriental dance is rather aggressive, athletic, direct and can be too busy. The contestants should dance and act appropriate to the style chosen and act more like the dancers of the 70s-90s.

Execution of movement and musicality. Is it appropriate to the piece chosen - rhythmically and musically (phrasing, lyrics) correct?-
Technique. Not so much the difficulty and execution of the technique, but its appropriateness to the chosen time period and dancer.
Choreography. Appropriateness. For example, if a dancer chooses Fifi Abdo, she should stick to Fifi's simple moves.

Song choice. Keep dance style appropriate to song choce.

Costuming (overall appearance - but not a beauty pageant - ) The aesthetics of appearance such as clean styled hair, steamed, clean, well fitting and stylistically correct costume, etc. Is everything appropriate to the style of the era/dancer chosen.

Overall impression. How well do you like the particular dancer and is she memorable?

Contact Amina email: aminajune@aol.com or Phone Amina 415-282-7910


Questions? aminajune@aol.com
Or Pepper Alexandria. 510-548-6128

 


Please direct inquiries to:

Pepper Alexandria
hipaysha@aol.com

510-548-6128

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