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Dance Spectacle Blends Mystery and Passion

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 25-Feb-2014
Wildly acrobatic, fierce and crowd-pleasing - An extraordinary dance show is coming to Sydney as part of an international tour. No-one is who they seem in this mystery of murder and deceit where love knows no bounds. Featuring an all-star local cast blended with the touring international dance luminaries.
Venue: Riverside Theatre Parramatta
Date: 16 March 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket: Adult $71.60* / Senior $38.30 */ Child 16 and under $27.75* / Group 10+ $60.50*
Web: www.riversideparramatta.com.au
Call: 02 8839 3399

Direct from LA – but welcoming a host of local guest artists too – Dark Side of the Crown explores, celebrates and re-imagines Middle Eastern dance for the twenty-first century. This theatrical dance show, featuring world-renowned choreographer Jillina and a cast of international stars, Middle Eastern dancers, musicians and hip hop artists, blends Eastern and Western dance in a dark tale of murder and deceit. Featuring a sumptuous mix of international culture and artistry from as far afield as Chile, Greece, Brazil, Italy, Japan, American, Moldova and Brunei. Since 2009 Bellydance Evolution has performed to sell-out success and critical acclaim in LA, New York, Seoul, Berlin, Budapest, Casablanca, Beijing, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Milan, Rome, Prague and Tokyo. Now, for the first time, it brings its newest and most spectacular production to Australia.

"Jillina is certainly a 'superstar' in that genre and worthy of the name. Her dance and choreographic skills are brilliant…" - Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere

Starring Jillina, Kaeshi Chai, Louchia, Danielo Mendes, Twixx, Sharon Kihara, Heather Aued, Lauren Bolt and Sydney dancer Jrisi Jusakso and drummer Jamal Zraika. Lighting by Wick.

The Australian cast includes local dancers Jrisi Jusakos, Jennifer Hughes, Rachel Bond, Johara, Tahira, Natalie Harvey, Devi Mamak, Candice Frankland, Badriyah, Natalie Nazario, Michelle Settmacher and Phynia Anastas plus artists from the Czech Republic, Japan, Puerto Rico & Italy.

With support acts from Underbelly Dance (Melbourne), Phoenix Belly Dance Troupe (NZ), Hathor Dance Theatre (Sydney), Sahara Dance Co (Brisbane), Belly Dance Adelaide & Ghawazi Caravan (Sydney).

Jrisi, Hathor Dance Studio and Jillina present


Directed by: Jillina with original music by Paul Dinletir, original story by Brad MacDonald

Connect Studios Parramatta (price includes a ticket to the show on Sunday)

Adult Workshops March 8-17 Parramatta, Marrickville, Wollongong - bellydanceevolution.com