Kaeshi Chai, Fayzah Fire and her Tango partner Sergio Martín Almirón (world champion finalist), Renée Renata Bergan, Aisha Cannon, Hila Sabin, Nadia Rilo Pontoriero (Spain) and Sarit Mizrahi (Israel) will share their dance talents!
Djinn will provide live music www.djinnnyc.com
Carmine Guida – Cumbus
Fung Chern Hwei - Violin
Brad MacDonald - Percussion
Pete List – Beatbox
Jebon Sushi and Noodles, 15 Saint Marks Place, downstairs, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 www.jebon.nyc
7.45pm Doors open
8pm Show begins
10pm Show ends
$15 entry, $5 minimum food or drinks
Kaeshi Chai is a world-fusion bellydancer and teacher trainer who co-founded the professional dance company Bellyqueen and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists who create positive change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. She curates the weekly Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore it’s powerful, healing properties. www.kaeshi.com
Fayzah’s focus is on expressing music through various integrated movement languages. Her own “World + Street Styles Dance Method”, blends elements of World Dance styles, Popping, Waving, Hip Hop, & Groove theory. She is also a Tribal-Fusion dancer, Fire eater/breather/performer, Argentine Tango dancer, innovator of Tango-Bellydance Fusion, and DJ. Influences include ocean creatures (both real and fantasy), as well as her travels to other countries. She is a member of Neville Dance Theater, has been a part of numerous productions worldwide, including Top Talent USA, and performed in commercials. Fayzah is the co creator of ‘Triple Treat Dance Workshops NYC’, combining healing arts, dance, & live african drumming. Her choreographies are featured on several performance DVD’s, and she has created instructional DVD’s “Fluid Tribal” & “Android Goddess”. www.fayzahmovement.com
Renée Renata Bergan is a multi-faceted performer: singer, dancer, percussionist, fire spinner, stilt walker and actor! Dancing for over 20 years, she’s studied with numerous world-renown teachers in America and Egypt, such as Raqia Hassan, Reda Troupe, Alexanda King, Zoe Jakes, Mira Betz, Rachel Brice, to name a few — and performed with a variety of dance companies in CA and NY. She is also Suhaila Salimpour Level 1 certified. While her main love has been belly dance, her passion for other world dance forms has encouraged her to study additional styles such as Salsa, African, Khatak, Flamenco and Tango. She currently performs as a soloist and is a member of three NY based dance companies: Desert Sin, Alchemy Dance Theater and Bold Bellydance. Upon discovering the fire arts, Renata was drawn to the flame like a moth, so now also incorporates fire in her performing. She is a member of the fire troupe, Enchanted, an 8-piece fire troupe which creates epic fire productions. As a stilt walker she has traversed the streets of NY in many parades including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and is frequently hired for private parties and events throughout the city. When she’s not tromping around, she may be singing or banging a drum with her eclectic band Sherita, playing Balkan, Sephardic, Turkish and original tunes. Her other life is as an award winning documentary filmmaker and photographer!