Djam NYC with Beatbox Guitar, St. Sparks & Belly Dance
Sun Jul 10 2022 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Secret Room NYC | New York, NY
About this Event
- Rob Mastrianni
- Pete List
- Michael Kontaras
- Nicholas Accettura
- Elizabeth Khard
- Kaeshi Chai
- Myra Krien
- Nature Dancer
To be announced
Secret Room NYC, 707 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00-7.30pm St. Sparks "Conversion of Heart" Album Launch
7:45-9:30pm Beatbox Guitar
- $20 General Admission
- $25 at the Door
- $30 VIP Front Row Table
Tickets are general admission and non-refundable.
DETAILED BIOGRAPHIES (Listed Alphabetically)
BELLADONNA is a sword dancing innovator, modern fusion belly dance instructor, performer and show producer from Washington DC. The founder and director of Bohemian Belly dance, she is best known for her Boho Blade format, her theatrical performances and the Raven's Night Soirèe. Inspired by the power and healing dance can evoke, Belladonna believes that movement and self-expression are essential for one's well being and that moving purposefully can be empowering for people of all ages, races, genders and abilities. It is her mission as a performer and instructor to create entertaining, educational, ethical and inspiring performances, classes and events. To learn more about Belladonna and Bohemian Belly Dance please visit www.BohemianBellyDance.com or follow her at Belladonna Boheme on Facebook and Instagram.
BRENNA CROWLEY is an eclectic belly dance artist, choreographer and instructor in NYC, performing and teaching locally and across the country in many theatrical dance productions, belly dance festivals and other events each year since 2007. She has performed as a featured soloist as well as a member of Sera Solstice’s Solstice Ensemble, Solstice Project, and Solar Tribe, Altagracia’s Caribbean Rose Dance Company, Ayshe’s Cult of Isis Ensemble and many others. She is the director of her troupe Zilla Dance Ensemble, which was formed in 2009. Since its inception, they have performed in numerous theatrical shows, belly dance festivals and other dance events each year. The dancers that make up this ensemble come from all walks of life and various belly dance disciplines; together they celebrate the exuberance of movement and music. http://brennadance.com
ELIZABETH KHARD is a fusion belly dancer who in 2013 founded the fusion belly dance studio "Edem" in Grodno (Belarus). "I love fusion bellydance for its philosophy, for the opportunity to be different, for the atmosphere of events and the uniqueness of images." She has taught for 9 years and currently offers classes in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
KAESHI CHAI is a dancer, teacher, artist, designer, and percussionist based in the Bay Area and NYC. She co-founded Bellyqueen - a professional dance company and school - and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community focused on healing and social change through dance and music.
She is a long time daily meditator, 200-hour Yogaworks instructor, and Kane School mat pilates instructor. She developed the Bellyqueen teacher trainer curriculum and is proud member of Evolutionary Leaders, a circle of innovative thinkers (including Deepak Chopra) who have dedicated their lives and work to human and social transformation.
Kaeshi has taught / performed in 47 states and 39 countries, performs with Spector Dance - a contemporary dance company based in Monterey - and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution and Kenji William’s Bella Gaia. Kaeshi curates the Djam NYC event for dancers and musicians to create and play together. Current projects include the Becoming - Exploring Identity show, Nature Stories, integrating art and science to create more environmental awareness, and Creative Labs in which participants conceptualize, choreograph and mount full-length theatrical dance shows in 3-4 days.
www.kaeshi.com www.pureglobe.org www.bellyqueen.com
MYRA KRIEN, recipient of the 2019 Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and the 2018 and 2019 Best of Santa Fe, Performing Arts, is an award-winning Middle Eastern dance artist, professional dance mentor, and international performer, choreographer and teacher of belly dance. Krien has performed on some of America's most prestigious stages, toured internationally, performed for PBS and Japanese television and been reviewed by national publications such as Dance Magazine.
NATURE DANCER - Is a versatile dancer and actor who draws inspiration from nature.
PETE LIST is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily known for his beatboxing for Middle Eastern-influenced music. He is a member of Beatbox Guitar with Rob Mastrianni, and Djinn with Carmine Guida, and has toured various countries with these acts. His music with Djinn has featured on the Istanbul episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.
ROB MASTRIANNI is a Brooklyn-born guitarist, composer, recording artist and performer. His innovative compositions and guitar style are inspired by psychedelic rock, punk rock, Flamenco and percussive finger-style techniques. He also utilizes a unique 19-string electric harp guitar, the Coral electric sitar, to create a range of exotic melodies and rhythms.
He is a founder of the musical duo Beatbox Guitar with Pete List and collaborates and tours with dancers across Europe, North America. He performs regularly in NYC as a solo act and in collaboration with other artists such as Nepali vocalist Varsha Thapa, Kat Cunning, recording artist/vocalist Mina Caputo , Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and the Baroque Burlesque Dance Theater Troupe Company XIV. Rob can be heard on albums by Beatbox Guitar, soundtracks for network TV shows, 42 Carmine Street Guitars Short Film, Bellydance instructional videos and the Showtime series,” The L Word”. When not performing Mastrianni works as an Environmental Educator and specializes in rescuing birds of prey.
ST. SPARKS - MICHAEL KONTARAS + NICHOLAS ACCETTURA - 2 guitarists raised in South Brooklyn met in 2016 and started writing music on acoustic guitars in 2017 creating a melodic mixture of genre and emotion.
Where is it happening?Secret Room NYC, 707 8th Ave, New York, United States
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