Thursday, January 12, 2012

Raqs Luminaire

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Pippin and Barry from Happy Lucky Combo will be accompanying some song and dance at Raqs Luminaire 2012, Dance of Lights this Sunday, Jan. 15, 3:00 PM at the Byrd Theater in Richmond Va. Tickets are $15.

Raqs Luminaire is an annual event organized by Khalima. She provides a venue, a team of tech people and a narrative structure for a variety of performers; dancers, singers, actors and musicians to participate.

This year the Russian folk tale of Baba Yaga and Vasilissa the Beautiful provides the overiding story line while performers interpret other folk tales in various genres; Bollywood/Indian, Caporereia/Brazilian, Bellydance, Cabaret... and various hybrids.

In collaboration with August Hoerr, we provide music for the character baba Yaga, incidental music, foley art and a piece composed for Khalima's dance.

Below is a teaser video by Arthur Stephens of a rehearsal that includes Rogue Bellydance Collective, Spoon, Onca and the Alexandra Dance Company. The opening music is a recording by Raquy and the Cavemen.

To the right are stills by Otway Chalkley and Arthur Stephens.