Phoenix Belly Dance entered our professional performance group into a multi-discipline dance competition hosted by the annual Jambalaya Festival of Rhythm and Dance, where we competed against 14 major dance companies from all genres of dance including Hip Hop, Salsa, Contemporary, French Cancan, Samba, Jazz and Charleston! We were incredibly overwhelmed when they announced us as the winners of the competition, and as part of the prize have been invited to perform as guests at the Australian Dance Festival later this year!
The competition drew an audience of over 400 people to Corban Estate Arts Centre in Waitakere, and many of the dance industry professionals as well as international guest stars were there as well. Our performance choreography was inspired by one of the songs used, Kotahitanga - meaning union - to share a message of unity through dance. The first part captured the volcanic fire and oceans which created and defined Aeotearoa, and moved on to unify elements of other dance styles including tribal fusion and bollywood where all 6 of our dancers moved as one unified body, and finally ended with a piece of modern music uniting us all with the universal language of laughter!
We now need the help of the community to help us to get to Sydney to fulfill our guest performance invitation in one of the largest Australian Dance Festivals! We will be doing various fundraising activities around Auckland to go toward our flights and accommodation for all nine of our dancers, so please come and support us at these events! We will post all activities here on this page and on Facebook, so keep checking back for more info. We have calculated that we will need to raise about $650 per dancer for basic travel costs including return flights and accommodation, so we are aiming for just under $6000 for our fundraising target! Please contact Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to get in touch to help out or to find out more about the Phoenix Group. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dance of the Seven Veils - Phoenix Sydney Fundraiser
Book now for Thursday 21 June @ 7pm
Celebrate an evening out that comprises good food and magical entertainment... and let's raise some dollars to send the fabulous Phoenix Dancers to Sydney with the Turkish Cafe Newmarket!
Price is $40 per person, which includes :
Be quick and secure your tickets soon! This is a ticket only event, and tickets must be paid for in advance before your booking can be confirmed. Seats are limited. Group bookings are available but solely on a first-in basis and only confirmed once the full booking is paid. You can reserve your seats and buy your tickets at the Turkish Cafe from Thursday evening, 7 June. There is also the option to pay for your tickets by online banking - please email us and we'll send you the details.
No discounts or discount vouchers (such as Entertainment Cards) will apply. No BYO.
Cancellation: We will accept cancellations up to 72 hours prior. After that no refund will apply.
The restaurant will otherwise be closed for the evening.
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