Nov. 22–24

‘Many Hands, Many Feet’ Belly Dance Festival

Festival of diverse Belly Dance Arts




Contact Info:

(505) 920-0554

Ticket Info

Purchase Tickets Online or by phone at (505) 920-0554

Admission: $10-20 sliding Scale

Kids Under 12: Free

Event Description

3rd Annual
Many Hands, Many Feet
a Festival of diverse Belly Dance Arts

3 days of workshops and performance!
November 22, 23, 24, 2013
at El Museo Cultural, located in the Santa Fe Railyard District at:
1615-b Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM

Many Hands, Many Feet, now in its 3rd year, is a diverse festival of Belly Dance workshops, performance, and a multi-cultural bazaar! Past festivals have joined local dance professionals with international performing artists such as Grammy winner Souhail Kaspar, Ziva Emtiyaz and the renowned band Helm. This year’s festival presents an array of artists from NM and California teaching workshops in styles that range from Danza Mora (Spanish-Arabic dance) to Classical Persian to Contemporary Tribal Fusion to the Kalbelia Gypsy dance of India to Raqs Sharqi, traditional Egyptian-style Belly Dance. These diverse styles will come together Saturday night in an experimental Theatrical Belly Dance show, “The Journey of the Magic Lamp”!

About the Performance:
Sat. Nov. 22nd, 7:30 pm, at El Museo Cultural,
“The Journey of the Magic Lamp” is a Theatrical Bellydance Extravaganza, following the maze-like voyage of the magic lamp (accompanied by oceanic veils, circus elements and a possible dragon) through the narrative dance play of many dancers including international artist Amaya, Natalie Nayun (of CA), Las Brujas, The Saltanah Dancers, Eric Salazar, Annya Ishtara, 4 Winds Bellydance, Eliane Allegre and more! $10-20, sliding scale, children under 12 for free.

About the Workshops: (schedule)
Friday, Nov. 22, 4pm-6pm --Natalie Nayun (CA)
INTRODUCTION TO PERSIAN & Central Asian Dance: Lines, Spins, and Choreography $35

Saturday, Nov. 23, 10am-11:30am --Natalie Nayun (CA)
TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE: Super-Fast Choreography $30

Saturday, Nov. 23, 11:45am-1:45pm --Deborah Newberg
RAQS SHARQI: Tarjama in Egyptian-style Belly Dance! $35

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2pm-4pm --Amaya (Albuquerque)
DANZA MORA: Spanish gypsy fusion $35

Saturday, Nov. 23, 4:15pm-5:45pm --Annya Ishtara

Sunday, Nov. 24, 11am-1pm --Eric Salazar

Sunday, Nov. 24, 1:15pm-3:15pm --Eliane Allegre

Sunday, Nov. 24, 3:30pm-5pm --Las Brujas: Heather & Kara
ITS: Improvisational Tribal Style $30

Sunday, Nov. 24, 5:15pm-7:15pm --Veronica Kraus

Jasmine Quinsier, (Director/Producer)is a performing artist, visual artist and graphic designer, as well as a producer and director. As a solo dancer, she infuses traditional folkloric and modern Middle Eastern Dance with flamenco, tribal urban fusion, clowning, physical theatre and performance art. She has performed circus arts with Wise Fool NM circus and Middle Eastern dance with Masnavi Dance Collective since 2005. She has been performing with the Santa Fe Opera for the last 3 seasons as a dancer. Jasmine is also a fire dancer who has performed in the burning of Zozobra since 2001, and choreographed it for 3 years. Every year, she produces and stage manages the performances of the NM Dance Coalition, The Choreographer’s Showcase and MonoMundo, as well as the performances of many dance companies and her own production, Many Hands, Many Feet.