Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Belly Dance Video




The Sultry Sirens, Azizi and Eden Nadirah, performed at a private Halloween party last weekend in South Dakota. They danced to “The Hearse Song” and made costumes that look like worms and painted their faces like skulls. The crowd really enjoyed it! Not only are belly dancers fun for cultural events, but they are great for private parties and events.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012 Riverssance Highlight Video


 

These are the video clips from the Celestial Sisters' performances at Riverssance this year. The movie has the highlights of all their shows, and it demonstrates their ability to improvise as a group, choreograph, dance as soloists, use a veil, play finger cymbals, dance to live drumming, and dance with swords!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

3-D Renaissance Pictures


Jim Frost took a lot of great 3-D photographs at Riverssance. If you have red-cyan glasses, visit his Flickr album to see his photography. He took a lot of nice (and some funny) pictures of the belly dancers at Sioux City’s annual Renaissance faire.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Karnak with 2 Swords


 
Karnak performed at Riverssance October 6 and 7, 2012. It was bitterly cold and windy, but Karnak managed to belly dance with two swords! She improvised the dance to drums played by the musicians behind her. (This video really shows that belly dance is a family-friendly art form too! The kids were the most excited audience members!)



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Riverssance Videos by Jonathan


Check out Jonathan’s blog about Riverssance! He posted two videos of the Celestial Sisters performing at the Renaissance faire.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Skirt Duet at Riverssance


 

Eden Nadirah and Azizi performed their skirt duet at Riverssance!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nadine at Riverssance


 

These videos are from Nadine's performances at Sioux City's Renaissance Festival. The first video is from Saturday, and the second clip is from Sunday. Make sure you watch the end to see the special guest appearance.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tribal Improvisation Video at Riverssance


 
This video is from Riverssance last Saturday. Eden, Azizi, Nadine, and Karnak improvised a group dance to live drumming. They played zills too, even though it was freezing cold in Sioux City that day!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2012 Riverssance Pictures


The Celestial Sisters had a great time at Riverssance last weekend, despite the cold weather! It was freezing, but dancing kept them warm. They danced at Fatimah’s tent as guests of the Diamond Dust Dancers.
Eden Nadirah and Azizi performed a duet at Riverssance during the 1st weekend of October, 2012
Photo by Laurie

Nadine danced a solo at the Renaissance Faire
Picture by Laurie

Karnak belly danced with double swords at Riverssance in 2012
Photo by Laurie
To see more photos from the Renaissance festival, visit their fan page on facebook.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Celestial Sisters at 2012 Riverssance

Azizi (and Nadine) performed at Riverssance in 2010
Photo by Robin
The DiamondDust Dancers will have a big red tent at Riverssance, the Renaissance Festival in Sioux City, Iowa. There will be belly dancing there most of the weekend, and the Celestial Sisters will be there with drummers! It’s going to be a lot of fun! Belly dance is a unique family-friendly form of entertainment. Be ready to cheer and clap along to the music!

Karnak belly danced with a sword at Sioux City's Renaissance Festival in 2010
Picture by Robin

Saturday
10:15 Celestial Sisters
12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
1:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
2:30 Celestial Sisters
3:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
5:30 Diamond Dust Dancers

Sunday
12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
2:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
4:30 Celestial Sisters

If you’re looking for something fun and different to do in Sioux City, come over to Riverside Park on October 6th or 7th.