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The Route of the Gypsies

The journey from Spain to the Middle East and back to the origin in South India. 

19 Feb at 4:30pm

24 Feb at 6:00pm

12 Mar at 5:40pm

At The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall

128 King William St (enter via Pirie St)

$30  /  $28 concession

 
 

The Show

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Wherever they travelLed the gypsies brought with them their wild rhythms,  movements and passion through song and dance.  This show traces the routes of the gypsies from Spain, to the Middle East and back to the origin in India.  The 3 dance styles will reveal the nature and character of the mysterious people called the gypsies. 

 

See the similarities and the differences as the dance and art evolved while journeying through the 3 continents of Asia, Africa and Europe.

3 continents -  3 cultures - 3 dancers - And only 3 shows!  Don't miss it. 

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Flamenco by Sugika Nishiue of Alma Flamenca

Sugika is a dancer gaining international recognition and opportunities while also teaching for Alma Flamenca in Adelaide.

She was the first dancer to perform as a part of grand maestro Manuel Betanzos’ Espacio Propio program (Sevilla, Spain) and since has performed in Osaka, Japan.

She has trained with Roshanne  de Silva Wijeyeratne for
10 years, regularly trains in Spain and has recently
returned from a year of training in Sevilla.

Sugika’s impressive skills and honest
expression brings a style that is
sensual, powerful and undeniable.
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Regan is the Principal and Director of Belly Dance Arabesque. She started out as a student of Shamira’s in 2001 and fell in love with the studio and the dance. Her passion has taken her to train, teach and perform all over Australia and the world. Regan is a diverse and multi skilled dancer, teacher and performer of Middle Eastern and World Fusion dance styles including Classical, Modern, Folkloric, Tribal, Tribal fusion, Turkish Roman and Sword dance. She has gained her General Skills and Teacher Certifications in American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS) with Carolena Nericcio and is the only dancer in Australia to achieve Level 1 & 2 in Unmata Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) with Amy Sigil.

Regan is also an experienced and certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist and is passionate about keeping women of all ages and abilities moving and healthy. She is also the founder and Director of Divine Elements Belly Dance Company, a successful Belly Dance Performance Art group who has enjoyed sell out shows in 7 Adelaide Fringe Festivals and was invited to perform a 14 show season at the Festival Le Off in Avignon, France in 2011.

Belly Dance by Regan Gardner of Belly Dance Arabesque

 
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Indian Dance by Shakti

Shakti grew up with the rich cultural heritage of Japan and India. She studied yoga with her Indian father and dance with her Japanese mother  who was the first Japanese woman to introduce Indian dance in Japan.  Shakti also studied with the foremost gurus in India.  She  started dance at the age of 3 and first was trained in Bharata Natyam, classical South Indian Hindu temple dance which originated over 3000 years ago in the temples of Tamil Nadu. 

Shakti received her MA from Columbia University, New York, in Indian Philosophy.  Her dance  is rooted deeply in the philosophy.

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Shakti is known for her powerful movements

and precise footwork.

Her name, Shakti, means energy,

the female power, the goddess -

and one can easily see that she embodies

the power of the goddess in her dance.