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.
This Friday, August 19, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Offbeat Belly Dance! Awesome August Action! Fun! Fabulous! Freeee Show!
We have an amazing lineup this month, featuring:
The sunny, sensational, and saucy – VEE!
The dazzling, dextrous, and dashing – JASMINE!
The wonderful, winsome, and wildly awesome – KALILAH!
The tiny, the talented, the all around terrific – LANA!
The fiercely fun fusion of – MANDALA!
The gorgeous, the glamorous, the gifted – GWEN!
The incisive, inspiring, and illustrious – ELISE! (Remember that supercrazy awesome Jamballah event? Yeah. She was one of the masterminds behind all that. Also I believe she was on one of their posters lookin’ all cool and stuff. Oh and Belly Dance Uncorked? Yeah that’s her too. Come see her in action!)
And of course the chipper, loquacious, and exhausted from all the awesomely alliterative advertising above – KARISSA!
Do join us, Sassy Portlandian! The show will be a true delight, and do you know what will make it even better? You. Yes you. I’m talkin’ to you. Ain’t nobody else in here, so I guess I must be talking to you…
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
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