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Raqs sharki workshop & display

Workshop covers a selection of the iconic moves of Middle Eastern raqs sharki (a folkloric style of dance). Display is a performance of one or two dances to illustrate stylistic differences & to show how the moves can be included in a choreography

Artist Information

Belisha Dance Club


Phone: 07 570 2445 or 021 022 55 898

Email: belisha007@gmail.com


Belisha's Anoushka is a trained school teacher, Abijii is a trained artist & tutors in the Bay of Plenty. Both are also experienced Middle Eastern belly dancers who enjoy sharing skills with others.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Middle Eastern belly dance, practice, history & dance-related issues (such as costuming)

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato

Space and Resources Required: floor space, cd player

Indicative Costs:

  • $120 per hour
  • Travel: from BoP

Mode of Delivery: Performance, Workshop

Cultural Context: Middle Eastern, global


Specialises in documentary style portraits, generally community-based projects. Exhibited widely in West Auckland and Edinburgh Scotland.
Currently working on picture story project on global democracy, travelled to Argentina to photograph and interview socialist activists.
Excellent communication skills, committed to social justice.
Have experience in running workshops for children, taught darkroom stills. Still using film (anologue), no digital experience.
Work part time at Corban Estate Art Centre as exhibition assistant.
Have an HND in Photography gained in Edinburgh Scotland.
Commissioned to produce portraits most recently by Waitakere City Council.Please visit this website for more details:http://www.ceac.org.nz/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/exhibitions_2006.aspx

Programme Information


Turning Point Trust, Tauranga Writers

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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