Bellydance and Live Music extravaganza at the Festival of Doom
In 2008, a handful of professional bellydancers and ruckus-makers converged on Columbia, SC for the East Coast, All Star, Undulating Abdomen show of Doom. Mostly we planned this event as a way to hang out with each other and write it off on our taxes.
Despite the irreverent moniker, Columbia took the variety show seriously, and a double capacity crowd hung from the rafters and spilled onto the window ledges. "There I was" stories were passed throughout Columbia hipsterdom, and legends spread throughout the national bellydance scene of rabid, sold out crowds and raucous after parties in an occult mansion.
Four years later, we've been so overrun with bellydance, circus, sideshow and burlesque superstars asking to perform at this event that we've expanded the 2012 event to a festival of three days, five events and two venues. Proceeds from the festival go towards local circus arts company Alternacirque's production fund to pay for lighting, costuming, sets, equipment, insurance and circus arts training. Please support your hometown, built from scratch in the backyard circus kids.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
The East Coast All-Star, Undulating Abdomen Bellydance and Live Music Show of Doom
8 PM, CMFA Black Box
914 Pulaski Street
This is what started it all. Columbia's own Delirium Tribal Bellydance Company hosts some of their favorite musicians and bellydancers in a gala performance that had the audience on its feet last year. The lineup includes:
Delirium Tribal Bellydance Company - Columbia, SC
Serpentine Bellydance Company - Columbia, SC
Awalim Dance Company - Atlanta, GA
Christy Smith - Atlanta, GA
Teejei Brigham - Atlanta, GA
Ananda Dance Company - Knoxville, TN
Mahsati Janan - Asheville, NC
Discordia Arts - Greenville, SC
Fierce Fusion - Augusta, GA
Shadhavar Dance Company - TN
Belladonna and Ken Vegas - Washington, DC
Shakra Dance Company - Washington, DC
Mavi - Washington, DC
Maharal music and dance - Richmond, VA
Carmine Guida - NYC
Joseph Castelli - NJ
Darbuka Dave Machek - Huntsville, AL
Ticketing costs and information will be online at www.alternacirque.com in the coming months. Call (803) 712-3559 for more information. Save the dates, and let's fill Columbia with circus fervor.
The CMFA Black Box
914 Pulaski St.
Columbia, SC 29201
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