The Route of the Gypsies . . . the journey continues
The journey from Spain to the Middle East and back to the origin in South India.
17 Feb at 7:20pm
5 Mar at 3:10pm
11 Mar at 7:00pm
At The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall
128 King William St
(enter via Pirie St or Paul Kelly Lane)
$35 / $30 concession
Wherever they traveled 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.
Flamenco by Adriana Morales of Compania Alma Flamenca
This Venezuelan-born Flamenca came through the Alma Flamenca Dance School program from beginners through to advanced at record speed and soon after was welcomed into Compania Alma Flamenca.Tenacious and passionate, Adriana brings emotion and depth to her performance and is an exhilarating woman to watch. As a part of Compañía Alma Flamenca, she has won two Best Dance Weekly Awards at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (2019 & 2021), soloing in both productions and has recently toured to Sydney with the company, performing at Sydney's Darling Quarter Theatre.
Belly Dance by Regan Gardner of Belly Dance Arabesque
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 8 Adelaide Fringe Festivals and was invited to perform a 14 show season at the Festival Le Off in Avignon, France in 2011.
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.
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.
In last year's show Shakti danced a South Indian Hindu Temple dance piece, Shankarabaranum Thillana, in Bharata Natyam style.
This year she will be performing Kathak, north Indian classical dance which was influenced by the Islamic emprie when they invaded India. Katahk style is very different and is known for its intricate footwork and fast spins. This is the last place where the gypsies were before crossing to the Middle East.