The Bellydance Superstars will host the 5th Raqs Britannia between 25th - 27th June 2010. This year we have a fabulous new venue, SHEFFIELD CITY HALL.
- Huge souk for all your tribal and oriental wear!
- 3 days of workshops
- Live Bands and DJs
- After show party on Saturday night, Tribal Party and Oriental Party
- Middle Eastern Buffets
- Superstar Auditions
- International Bollywood star teachers
- Chinese Red Fan and Peacock dance classes
- All New Bellydance Superstars Show
Welcome to the home of this premier celebration of bellydance, from Oriental to Tribal and beyond! Help us celebrate our fifth birthday in our new stupendous venue Sheffield City Hall. With a line up of fantastic teachers from the US, UK, Europe, Egypt, India and China, we promise a weekend you will not forget, with two amazing shows in the beautiful main theatre, and the chance to study with the BDSS. Discover new moves from such diverse sources as Bollywood and traditional Chinese folklore!
From the home of the BDSS we bring you the original Bellydance Superstar Sonia, touring soloist Bozenka, the dynamic Petite Jamila, Entertainer of the Year 2005 Kami Liddle, the UK's only Bellydance Superstar Samantha Hasthorpe, the enigmatic Moria, and our very own bellyrina Sabah, with two new faces from the BDSS lineup joining the teaching list this year: Stevie and Nathalie. We are very excited to welcome alongside the BDSS the Egyptian rising star that is the force of nature Camilia, who will be headlining the Friday show. Performing in the UK for the first time are the internationally acclaimed Tamalyn Dalaal, and Australian Caroline Evanhoff, who has recently been performing in Egypt.
Some of your favourite European teachers are returning to Raqs Britannia, including the Uzumé and their unique style, and the shimmy Queen herself Lelya Jouvana. We also welcome familiar UK faces Goldenhips Khaled Mahmoud, Michelle Pender and Tracey Gibbs, Shahla and Nawarra, alongside new faces including the fascinating style of Kimberly McKoy, Hilde Cannoodt, Shema, Shona Hagan, Razia and Katie Holland.
With the dance evolving into many spheres, we felt the time was right to bring something completely original to the oriental festival scene. To this end we have scoured the world of dance to find two performers we feel will complement the existing roster, and may even give you some new ideas or techniques to take away: Raqs Britannia 2010 introduces, from Toronto, acclaimed classical and bollywood teacher Lopa Sarkar, and from closer to home the teachers and performers from the award-winning Chinese Art Troupe Red Fan Dance. These workshops are both introductions to new and different dance forms, but also have within them the same feeling and disciplines of both oriental and tribal.
Alongside all the workshops, you can enjoy superb shopping with the beautiful ballroom. This is also where you sit and watch the all-day dancing on stage, featuring tribal, fusion, oriental and more!
Raqs Britannia has a reputation for delivering some of the most exciting after party entertainment, and this year is no exception. There will be live music and DJs in the main ballroom each evening after the shows.