Bellydancing in aid of animal charity

2016-05-25 06:00
Rakshada Bellydancers will be hosting a Bollywood Bellydance Show on Saturday, May 28 at Londt Park Sports Club.                                  Photo: SUPPLIED

Rakshada Bellydancers will be hosting a Bollywood Bellydance Show on Saturday, May 28 at Londt Park Sports Club. Photo: SUPPLIED

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RAKSHADA Bellydancers will be hosting a Bollywood/Oriental Bellydance Show on May 28, in aid of animal charity, to celebrate World Bellydance Day.

The Show will be held at Londt Park Sports Club in Fernglen.

The style of earlier Bollywood films was based on Indian Classical Dance or Folk Dances from various parts of India.

Bollywood dancing began to change in the 70s. The Cabaret style of dance became more mainstream and was implemented in many movies.

Bollywood dancing is still influenced by Western culture, and elements include the use of frequent costume and location changes during dances, as well as the use of larger troupes.

The movements have become bolder and more extroverted to capture the audience’s attention. The evolution of Bollywood dance is a process that is entirely Indian and yet cross-cultural at the same time.

Rakshada Bellydancers is an established dancing Studio in Port Elizabeth, involved in numerous charity events and private functions.

Dancers performing include Nicky Gouws, Amelia du Preez, Lorette De Gouveia, Lyndeen, Smith, Sulene Camarinos, Judy Jordaan and Patricia Gajjar.

There will also be dancers from other parts of South Africa including Surika Arendse from Surika Oriental Dance in Cape Town, Diamonds of Kahire from Pretoria and Desert Divas from East London.

Tickets cost R120 and include an evening of entertainment, fun and a three-course meal. For more information on the event or ticket sales, contact Nicky Gouws on 072 801 0474.

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