Invoketress Represents at the Hamilton International Bellydance Competition!

After months of training and choreography work, on September 9, 2017, a quartet of Invoketress dancers – Ishra, Mary, Siyobin, and Alaina – went to The Casbah in Hamilton to compete in the inaugural Hamilton International Bellydance Competition (HIBC), hosted by Eshe, studio owner of Mahasti – the Bellydance Emporium. They competed in the ensemble category and Siyobin and Alaina also competed in solo categories in front of a distinguished judging panel comprising of Anjelica Scannura and Henna. We are pleased to announce that the Invoketress dancers placed in all categories entered among some incredible talent! They are grateful to have had this opportunity to step up their dance training as well as receive valuable feedback from the judges. Following the competition, there was a lovely gala show where the ensemble performed a repeat of their 1st place performance and Ishra danced a solo. The gala show also included some performances from some of the competitors as well as from both judges, the host studio Mahasti, and guest dancers. The vibe of the day was friendly and warm and there was great camaraderie backstage among all of the competitors. Despite being exhausted, the next day, Mary and Siyobin took some incredible workshops held by Henna at the Mahasti studio. Thanks so much to Eshe for putting on this event and congratulations to our winners and to all the other dancers of the HIBC!

Summary of Awards:
Ensemble Category: Invoketress, 1st place
Professional Solo Category: Alaina 2nd place
Fusion Solo Category: Alaina 1st place; Siyobin 3rd place
Judge’s Choice chosen by Anjelica Scannura: Alaina

Here are all of our performances from the event:

Invoketress’1st Place Ensemble Performance:

Alaina’s 1st Place Fusion Solo Performance:

Siyobin’s 3rd Place Fusion Solo Performance:

Alaina’s 2nd Place Professional Solo Performance:

Ishra’s Solo at the Gala Show: