Press Release – Belly Blush Student Showcase 2017

Guelph, Ontario – There’s no such thing as down time for Ishra & Invoketress Dance. Amid a busy performance season, they are hosting their annual “Belly Blush” Student Showcase. This annual event has grown so much over the past few years that they are now offering a matinee show as well as an evening show. Founder and Creative Director Ishra Blanco will be presenting performances from students from 7 levels of classes in traditional Bellydance, Tribal Fusion Bellydance, and Fusion Fit; her daughter Siyobin Blanco will be presenting students from her Youth Bellydance class; and senior troupe dancer and instructor Mary Wyga will be showcasing students in her “InvokeTribe” Improvisational Tribal Style Bellydance class. This year will also be the unveiling of “Divine Eclipse,” a new troupe under the Invoketress umbrella specializing in Tribal Fusion Bellydance.

The Belly Blush will take place on Saturday, June 17th at the Guelph Curling Club (816 Woolwich Street Guelph). The matinee is at 1:00pm and the evening show is at 7:30pm. Matinee show tickets are $10 at the door. Evening show tickets are $15 advanced/$20 at the door. The evening show will also include a silent auction with an array of goods and services donated from our generous community, as well as a cash bar.

For over 10 years, this annual Bellydance recital has been a celebration of the female soul and a tribute to this ancient art form. Bellydance is a dance which takes many different forms dependent on the country and region, often performed at celebrations and social gatherings. Ishra & Invoketress Dance strive to respect and perform traditional styles of Middle Eastern Bellydance while creating innovative choreographies that fuse Bellydance with other dance genres.

Want to learn more about this dance form? Come out on June 17th and enjoy a show of enchantment featuring all of Ishra’s beautiful, blushing students, Ishra, and Invoketress Dance! Prepare to be mesmerized.

Complimentary tickets available for all media. Please contact Ishra to have tickets reserved or to purchase advanced tickets:

For further details on each show:

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