Archive for September, 2008
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - 8:28 pm
Sunday, September 21st, 2008 - 3:34 pm
Get ready to be transported. In this show, you will journey through the dances and music of Egypt from the times of antiquity to today as Ra has traversed the blue and starry skies for an eternity. Show time is 8pm, October 4, at the Seattle Art Museum auditorium.
Like the ancient Egyptian sun god who journeyed around the world daily and manifested himself as a variety of ancient deities, this event will showcase a variety of Egyptian dances from folkloric, to classic oriental, to cabaret, to contemporary fusion.
Here are a few highlights to look for in the lineup: the Egyptian combat dance, the taktib (stick), though in this case less fierce and more flirtatious as the women’s raks assaya (cane dance); the dance of the famous Egyptian dancing gypsy tribes, the Ghawazee; and the shamadan dance – a dance in which the performer dances with a fully lit candelabrum adorning her head. However, rather than the traditional singular dancer, you can expect to see a shimmering quartet at SAM!
Additional highlights will include a Middle Eastern dance-Bob Fosse (jazz) fusion, a guest appearance by local Flamenco artists Savannah Fuentes and Rubina Carmona, and live Middle Eastern music by House of Tarab and George Sadak.
Thursday, September 18th, 2008 - 10:03 pm
We have lots of different styles and sizes of dance bags in stock like this cute Ribbon Duffle bag by Capezio (style B31c) available in pink or black for $19.50.
Next are fuzzy backpacks by Harmonie. These backpacks are made out of a fuzzy material that matches Harmonie’s fabulous legwarmers. There is pink with a lavender contrast, a light blue with mint green contrast and an all black. The bags cinch at the top and have a zipped pouch. They are super cute and fun to touch – like a stuffed animal. These are available for $24.00.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 - 6:28 pm
Angela Rinaldi has released a new ballet class music CD, and it’s called Dancer’s Choice. She says, “Since producing my last two ballet CD’s, many instructors suggested recording longer playing tracks and not defining the pieces by the exercise. So, I decided to put the music together in groups that were easy to choose from, thus calling it: Dancer’s Choice.”
If you are looking for a new CD to play in class or a new CD to practice to, this might just be what you are looking for. This CD is available at Centerstage. If you want to hear samples, just come into the store and ask us to play it for you.
To learn more about Angela, visit her website at www.balletmusica.com.
Angela Rinaldi has been a Dance Musician in the Seattle area since 1979 at Pacific Northwest Ballet, University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Whitman College and Spectrum Dance Theater, to name a few.
Sunday, September 14th, 2008 - 3:20 pm
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 - 4:01 pm
Dancemedia.com has lots of dance videos in all different dance genres, and they also have several contest categories that you can enter.
Monday, September 8th, 2008 - 11:12 pm
Mirella’s design team has paired with fashion designer Jozette Hazzouri, who is well known for her extensive construction around the human form. The end result is a partnership of techincal expertise in dancewear design coupled with a fashion edge.
The Jozette for Mirella collection aims to embrace romance, grace and freedom of expression. The collection reverberates a feeling, an emotion, something that triggers off the imagination.
The styles are directed towards sophistication and the fabrics have been carefully chosen for their ability to come to life on the body.
The collection consists of two technical and innovative fabrics that offer performance, comfort and durability. Supplex has a soft hand feel like the texture of natural cotton. The colors do not fade and the fabric does not shrink or crease. Tactel is soft to the touch, durable and yet lightweight to wear. Its superior drape flatters the silhouette with its ability to move with the body.
Jozette is driven by her zeal for design and her love of creation. Her signature ultra-feminine designs are created around the feminine form. The lines of the collection are consciously created to outline and enhance the body silhouette. Obsessed with experimenting; her work is about perfection, fantasy, possibility, all within the confines of wearability.
Centerstage is proud to carry JOZETTE FOR MIRELLA. This line has generated tremendous interest and many dancers are trying to find it. Unfortunately, delivery of the JOZETTE FOR MIRELLA line has not been able to keep up with the demand, so our stock is currently limited. If you are trying to track down a certain style and color, let us know and we will do our best to help you out.
Friday, September 5th, 2008 - 4:23 pm
Our drawing last month for a 5-week series with salsa dance instructor Jim Chow with so well-received that we decided to do it again!
Click here to enter the drawing online. It’s free! Or feel free to enter the drawing in person at Centerstage. No purchase is necessary. The drawing will be held October 1, 2008.
Monday, September 1st, 2008 - 6:48 pm
Capezio’s latest limited edition style are Black FootUndeez with a skull pattern that glows in the dark! These ones are really cool! There are some mumblings that this could potentially be added as a basic to Capezio’s catalog; however, at this point they are limited edition, so don’t miss out on these babies!
(select size on the next page)
XS = street shoe sizes 4-5 (also fits child sizes 2-3)
S = street shoe sizes 6-7
M = street shoe sizes 8-9
L = street shoe sizes 10-11
XL = street shoe sizes 12-13
Capezio’s footUndeez are Underwear for your feet!
footUndeez offers a barely there look that is breathable, comfortable, and provides just the right amount of traction. A smart choice for many disciplines of dance including, modern, lyrical, arco, yoga, Pilates, and bellydancing. Wear footUndeez barefoot or inside your favorite dance, gym or street shoe for added protection. Underneath it all, it’s all about the feet!