This Friday, September 16, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Offbeat Belly Dance! Fun! Fabulous! Freeee Show! ZOMG!
Yo! Noble Portlanders! Grab your party hat and head to the Blue Monk! This Friday it’s time once more for Offbeat Belly Dance!
Ah yes, the Blue Monk! Home of delicious beer! Complex and intriguing mixed drinks! Tasty food! Air conditioning!
And Offbeat Belly Dance! This month’s lineup of rock ’em sock ’em fabulous dancers is nearly too awesome to be believed! Please do join us, and feast your eyes upon…(tharr be more) the wonders of….
And as if that weren’t enough –
The fantastic Jo will once again bring her sassy OG stylings to the Offbeat stage!
And this month marks the triumphant return of:
Adeylah! Yes, she of the amazing hair, mesmerizing musicality, and shiny fabulousness!
Margaret! You love zee Mandala? Yes, yes you do. Now see the captivating and charismatic Margaret tear it up solo style! She will blow your very mind!
Erika! Omg. Seriously. Whether with Deviant Dance or as a soloist, she is always a force to be reckoned with, and she always adds a bottle full of Awesomesauce to her performances at Offbeat! Come see the magic!
And of course, we will also have Karissa merrily dancing and ringleadering and serving as your humble yet knowing sherpa on this daring excursion to the top of Mount Awesome!
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 9:30pm.
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