Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
And this third Friday, February 18, 2011 is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Offbeat Belly Dance! This Friday! Come share the love!
Come share the love as Offbeat Belly Dance once again sallies forth to commandeer the Blue Monk’s basement stage, hellbent on bringing you only the very best in alternative, experimental, and maybe even traditional belly dance!
This month’s lineup is guaranteed to thrill and delight! Joining us will be:
Cherished friend of Offbeat, captivating dancer, and charismatic host of the Rhythm Keepers belly dance show at Marino’s:
A scintillating hostess in her own right, a serpentine marvel of a dancer, and supercool awesome chica:
Fantastic dancer, friend to the belly dance community, and all around fabulous birthday girl:
We also are giddy with anticipation of two rock ’em sock ’em totally awesome dancers who will be joining us for the first time! Get here early and get a good seat to catch the Offbeat Belly Dance debut of:
The Awesome Andria!
But wait! There’s more! We also have the debut Offbeat performance from:
The Glittering Gwen!
Noble Portlanders, you need to get some of this awesome. Join us. You deserve to be a part of the magic, and the evening just won’t be the same without you.
Join us! Bring your friends! Bring your party hat and your dancing shoes and we will bring our awesomeness and our ninja skillz.
As always, the show is FREE!
As always, the show is 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 10pm.
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
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