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, October 21, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to October Offbeat OMG! Free show! This Friday! Good times! Woooo!
Yes, the red panda party don’t stop. This Friday it’s time once again for everyone’s favorite evening of off-kilter awesomeness at the Blue Monk.
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Join us for this month’s Offbeat Belly Dance show, as we bring you alternative, experimental, and sometimes even traditional belly dance.
This Friday marks the premiere Offbeat performance of the scintillating, the sparkly, the amazing:
She is truly a wondrous dancer. Yea verily, she will blow your very mind with her mastery of the dance! We are thrilled to have her join us!
Also this Friday we have returning champions galore, including:
Shalah of the Rhythm Keepers belly dance night at Marino’s!
Elise of Belly Dance Uncorked!
Deviant Dance, the simply astounding sirens of serpentine stupendousness!
Zighala Zurah of the Viscount Dance Studios!
Jasmine of all manner of crafty fabulousness!
VEE, of the Mt. Scott Community Center!
And finally, as a special treat – a duet by Jadzia and her trust compatriot!
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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