7 Medford Street
Arlington, Massachusetts

An Afternoon of Performances by Gothic Belly Dancers and open floor dancing with music by DJ Lost Boy
July 1, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Regent Underground Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

Come join New England's avant garde gothic belly dance artists for a Gothic Hafli (belly dancer/Arabic term for dance party), a genuinely underground event at the Regent Underground Theatre on July 1, 2:30pm-5:30pm. Featured performers include among others Aepril Schaile, Tempest, Zingari East, La Flamme Tribale, and Badriya, performing to music from Nick Cave to Lacuna Coil to Juno Reactor and everything in between. Between performances, bust out your own gothic belly dance moves to music spun by Boston goth scene favorite DJ Lost Boy. Vendors of gothic and belly dance accoutrements will be present to help you complete your gothic belly dance look, including glitter from Eye Kandy and costuming/accessories by Karina Khan and Tempest. Shimmy in the Shadows is an all ages event, but please keep in mind that Gothic art does go in dark directions and may not be suitable for young children.

Gothic Belly Dance merges the styling of the Gothic or “Goth” subculture of the last few decades with the beautiful expression and movement of Middle Eastern Dance. Many of the major founders in the Gothic music scene and its subgenres have long fused Western music with the sounds of India and the Middle East, and so the subsequent fusion of Gothic music and belly dance movement has been a natural progression. Gothic belly dance has become increasingly popular around the world over the last few years. Badriya, the event organizer, has been performing both traditional Arabic belly dance and less traditional Gothic belly dance in the Boston area since 2001, and put on New England's first gothic belly dance event, Raks Spooki, in October 2006.

Official Website: http://users.rcn.com/badriya/shimmyshadows.html

Added by badriya on June 22, 2007

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