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PERFORMANCE DETAILS

 

STAGE FORMAT

Use this video of Bal Anat as a reference to the format we will use.  All of the dancers will be on stage together in a semi-circle, and each group will take the center stage to perform their piece – similar to the ATS staging format.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkuXDKXxQXw

balanat

SHOW DATES: 

Castello di Brescia;  June 1-3  

Briganti sul Lago d’Idro (in Idro); August 3-5

(exact times are to be determined based on the availability of dancers, we have our choice of day and times during each festival)

ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE STYLES

  • ATS
  • ITS
  • Tribal Fusion
  • Ghawazee or Gypsy style
  • Middle Eastern/North African folk styles – Saidi cane, beledi, hagallah, fellahin, for example
  • PROPS:  cones, pots, baskets, swords, snakes, fire, finger cymbals!!!

 

MUSIC

All music used should be appropriate to the ancient period – no electronica, gothic, punk, hip hop, dub step, etc.    Simple tribal and folk songs with traditional instruments like drums, lutes, oud, tambourine, guitar, singers, etc.

COSTUMES

All costumes should also be appropriate to the ancient period, although they do not have to be perfectly accurate.    Antique jewelry, cotton dresses, gypsy skirts, big pantaloons, ghawazee coats,  in earth tones and natural colors.  No sequins and paillettes, lots of rhinestones,  gothic or punk or modern styles, or bright neon colors.   We will be on the ground on an oriental rug for the Brescia show, so please make sure your footwear is appropriate. No high heels.

See below for  examples of appropriate costume styles

REHEARSAL

We will have one dress rehearsal with everyone involved. The rehearsal will take place at ASD Orientalya on Saturday May 13 from 10:30-12:30.  This will determine the order of the dances, ensure the music is all working,  approve costuming, and to arrange how we will fill the stage and change places for each dance.