Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts a show by the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
This third Friday, April 15, 2011 is no exception, and it’s a special occasion: Offbeat Belly Dance Third Anniversary Extravaganza!
My oh, my good citizens! Can it be? Has it really been three long years since we set sail on this fantastic voyage?
Yes! Yes, it apparently has! Three long and glorious years have passed as the plucky folks of Offbeat have plumbed the briny depths of creativity to bring forth wondrous glittering specimens of awesomeness, unexpected fusions of delightfulness and kickassedness, lavish spectacles of the unexpected and the arcane!
But… we are not done yet, noble fans of belly dance! No! We have yet more awesome to bring you – the charming and supportive fans of our merry little show!
Come join us!
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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