Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Riverssance Belly Dance Schedule

A Mirage Dance Company danced at Riverssance in 2012 with tambourines. Photo by Karnak.
Riverssance this year is going to feature a belly dance encampment with various dance troupes. The Kingdom of Riverssance is located at Riverside Park in Sioux City. The Renaissance festival is October 5th and 6th, 2013. Be sure to stop by to catch at least one show since the entertainment is included with your ticket price. Each group will have a different performance using various props, possibly including veils, swords, and canes. There will also be drumming!

The Celestial Sisters performed at Riverssance in 2012 with finger cymbals to live drumming. Photo by Laurie.
11:00-11:30 Liquid Hip Therapy
11:30-12:00 Celestial Sisters
12:00-12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
1:00-1:15 Nassim
1:30-2:00 Diamond Dust Dancers 
2:00-2:30 Celestial Sisters
2:20-3:00 Liquid Hip Therapy
3:00-3:30 Nassim
4:00-4:30 Diamond Dust Dancers

12:00-12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers 
1:00-1:15 Nassim
1:30-2:00 Diamond Dust Dancers 
2:00-2:30 Celestial Sisters
3:00-3:30 Nassim
4:00-4:30 Diamond Dust Dancers 

In 2012, Karnak danced with swords at Sioux City's Renaissance Festival. Here she is with an audience member. All of the belly dance shows are family-friendly. Photo by Mitchell.

Diamond Dust Dancers are from Yankton, Celestial Sisters are from Sioux City, Liquid Hip Therapy is from Sioux Falls, and Nassim is from Sioux City. It’s not very often that so many Middle Eastern dancers converge in Sioux City, so don’t miss this opportunity to watch the shows!

Nassim performed at Sioux City's Renaissance fair in 2012. Photo by Mitchell.
When you watch, feel free to clap along to the music and cheer. The better audience member you are, the better the dancers perform. There will also be opportunities throughout the day to give belly dancing a try too! Even though these shows are free, you are welcome to tip the dancers too.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bedouin Star Student Salon

Save the date for November 9, 2013. Bedouin Star is hosting a Student Salon in Bellevue, NE. Dancers of all types are welcome to perform and attend.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Free Children's Admission to Riverssance

There is a very easy way for children to get free admission to Riverssance in Sioux City, Iowa! This year, there will be a coloring contest for students in kindergarten through 4th grade. Students who color one of the Riverssance coloring pages and bring it to the festival will earn free admission, which will help their parents save a little bit of money. The Renaissance festival will be October 5-6, 2013 at Riverside Park. Riverssance hosts many great family-friendly shows throughout the day, which are included with gate admission. This would be a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday with the family in Siouxland.

Feel free to download and print any of these drawings for K-4th grade students to color and bring to Riverssance in exchange for a free child's ticket. All of these drawings were created by Klaire Pearson, author and illustrator of Hannah the Henna Helper.

There are many performers at Riverssance, including belly dancers.
Celtic music can often be heard in Sioux City at Riverssance.
It's fun to cheer on the knights!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sioux City Riverssance

Sioux City's Renaissance festival, Riverssance, is going to be the first weekend in October at Riverside Park. On Saturday, October 5th, the park will be open from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. Sunday's hours will be from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. This year is going to be great! There will be a lot of belly dancers performing, knights jousting, and the Rogues will be back for 2013!

A dancer from Danza Mystique performed to live drumming at Riverssance in 2012. Photo by Karnak.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Madorian Renaissance Festival

Jewel in the Lotus is going to perform at the Madorian Renaissance Festival September 6th and 7th in Plattsmouth, NE.