And this third Friday, October 15 2010 is no different – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Freee! Faaaabulous! Funnnn!
All these exclamation points and extra letters can only mean one thing! Yes, dear souls! It’s time for Offbeat Belly Dance!
Join us this month for our spine tingling serpentine spectacular, holding court deep within the labyrinthine confines of the beloved, venerable and charming Blue Monk.
This month we have thrilling returning champions:
We will be amazed by performances from our illustrious Offbeat friends – nay good folk – Offbeat family:
We are giddy to the point of dizziness at the return of:
And we eagerly anticipate the magnificent Offbeat Belly Dance debut of:
Join Karissa, the Ringleader of Offbeat Belly Dance (pictured to the right), and the other fabulous dancers at the show Friday night.
Individually, the members of the Offbeat Belly Dance collective perform at shows throughout the Portland area, but on the 3rd Friday of the month they come together at the Blue Monk to perform in a rollicking belly dance revue. One of the things that makes it offbeat, is that the dancers choose whatever kind of music they like. Karissa tells me this has included traditional Middle Eastern music, zydeco, AC/DC, Strauss, The Pogues, hip hop, jazz, blues, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Spice Girls, and just about everything else.
The shows are free, and go from about 7pm until 9pm.
Visit OffbeatBellyDance.com for more information. You can also become a fan on Facebook, and follow the genre-defying, good timing gang of belly dancers in Portland OR, w/Karissa as ringmaster/carnival barker/propagandiston on Twitter at @OffbeatBelly
Photo credit: Offbeat Belly Dance