This friday, June 17, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Offbeat Belly Dance! Fun! Fabulous! Freeee Show! ZOMG!
This month you shall thrill to the scintillating shimmies of our returning champions…
You will be agog, yea verily agog, I tell you, in the wonder of…
Grace Constantine, of Deviant Dance!
Erika Ryn, of Bridgetown Revue!
Plus more players to be named later! (So much suspense! Who can it be? You simply must attend and see!)
As always, the show starts at 7(ish)
As always, the show is gonna be made of equal parts glitter, charisma, madskillz, and awesomesauce!
And as always, the show is freeeeeeeee!
Bring your friends! Bring your party hat! Bring your dancing shoes and your fancy pants! Most of all, noble Portlanders, bring your fabulous self, for lo, it will not be nearly so fun without you there.
Viva Offbeat! Yiyiyi!
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