Recent Community Events

We recently had the pleasure of performing at Bracelet of Hope’s “Go Red for Mothers” family fun day on May 11th in lovely downtown Guelph. They are a grassroots organization that engages Canadian communities to fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa. It was a chilly day but the atmosphere was warm with some Zumba, face painting, playing with clay, and live music all for a great cause.  Check out some video clips of our performance!

Keeping cozy! Nicole and Minerva cuddle up!
Keeping cozy! Nicole and Minerva cuddle up!

 

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Photo courtesy of DJ Charlie Clean.

Some of the ladies will also be performing at Cambridge’s Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society. This year’s theme is “Fighting Cancer Around the World.”

Also coming up is our annual performance at the Guelph District Multicultural Festival. Invoketress is honoured to be the show-closing performers on the evening of Saturday, June 8th at 8:30pm.  Hopefully the sun will just be starting to set as we have some pieces to help illuminate the sky! We will be presenting a variety of solos, duets, and group pieces in a number of styles so be sure to check us out as we always aim to entertain!

Ishra on the GDMF poster for 2012!
Ishra on the GDMF poster for 2012!

Busy Little Dancing (Queen!) Bees!

Springtime is always a busy time for bellydance. Not only are the girls being hired for more and more gigs, we’re also gearing up for our annual Belly Blush Student Recital! This year, Invoketress is working on a brand spanking new fun and cheeky tambourine piece as well as pulling out our exciting Tunisian piece that was unveiled at November’s MOSAIC show. There will also be new duets and smaller Invoketress group pieces choreographed by the ladies themselves. Such a talented bunch!

Despite being busy, the girls aren’t resting on their laurels. Always eager to learn more from the wealth of talent in the bellydance community and to broaden our horizons, we recently had Valizan come to teach the troupe some ATS basics. It was an awesome time – if you’ve never taken a class with Valizan, it is a must. Natalie took a workshop with Yasmina Ramzy, Mary took a workshop with Audra from The Dark Side Studio and Ishra took one with Cassandra Shore.

ATS workshop with Valizan!
ATS workshop with Valizan!

This Saturday, May 11, you can catch Invoketress at a Bracelets of Hope fundraiser in St. George’s Square, downtown Guelph.  That same day, Ishra is also one of the guest instructors at Flying Dance’s Company’s Women’s Dance Retreat.

As always, please check out our Performances section for all of our upcoming events!