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WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING AT THE GODDESS DIVINE FESTIVAL?
- MISS BELLY DANCE SA 2013 COMPETITION Why not also enter the Miss Belly Dance SA competition? Think about it and send us an email if you would like more details. The poster and email blast about the competition will be sent out shortly.
- GODDESS DIVINE SOUK (MARKET) We will have many vendors selling all their glitzy and sparkly things on the day of the Miss Belly Dance SA competition … from costumes to accessories to DVDs to other fun stuff. Why not take some time out of your day and visit our little market in-between watching the competition.
- PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE We will be hosting a performance showcase featuring Kami Liddle and Michelle Joyce alongside some of South Africa’s most dazzling performers. Should you be interested in performing, please send us and email and we will get back to you.
WHO ARE THE INTERNATIONAL STARS?
Kami has studied various dance styles throughout her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She has studied cabaret style belly dance then found Fat Chance Belly Dance Tribal Style. She began to perform as a soloist incorporating other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop, jazz and Bhangra dance. After earning her degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005, she decided to pursue her passion full time and since then has performed and taught in over 20 countries. Kami toured with the Bellydance Superstars for 6 years and was a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. She is based out of San Francisco, CA and currently tours the world as a solo artist and occasionally tours with Beats Antique.
VIDEO CLIPS OF KAMI LIDDLE
Michelle Joyce started her professional bellydance career while living in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied under Sema Yildiz, the Turkish dance legend, and became the headlining act at The Orient Nightclub in Istanbul in 1998. In 1999, she moved to Australia, where she performed with the Harem Groove Bellydance Troupe in Brisbane. While in Australia, she was recruited to bellydance at an upscale Japanese nightclub. She spent four months living in Nagoya, Japan, performing on a nightly basis. New Year’s Eve 2003 was her infamous performance at the five star Sayaji Hotel in the conservative city of Indore, India, which sparked protests and a riot. Her sold-out show was aired live throughout India.
Michelle has won several bellydance competitions including People’s Choice Bellydance Awards (2004), Star Cabaret Performer (2006), Live Music Soloist (North Valley Competition 2006), and East Coast Classic Champion (2006).
In 2007, she edited and produced her first bellydance performance DVD, By Dancers For Dancers, a collaborative project by local dancers who had decided to stop waiting for someone else to “discover them” and took matters into their own hands. The success of this DVD launched Cheeky Girls Productions, a company that produces and distributes bellydance instructional and performance DVDs internationally. In 2010, she produced the world’s first bellydance reality show, Project Belly Dance. It was distributed online and immediately went viral.
Michelle frequently travels around the world to perform and to teach workshops. Her critically acclaimed line of bellydance instructional DVDs continue to be top sellers worldwide.
Michelle is currently the house bellydancer at several Middle Eastern restaurants and nightclubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an experienced dance teacher and certified personal trainer, and has always been very active in sports, gymnastics and dance. She spent many years doing gymnastics on horseback, for which she has won several national awards. Michelle has a Masters in Counselling, and though she bellydances full-time, she uses her counselling skills to help dancers overcome stage fright and to improve their performance skills.
VIDEO CLIPS OF MICHELLE JOYCE
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