Kaeshi Chai, Elisheva & Rodrigo will dance to world fusion band, Beatbox Guitar.
Ayano Ganaha, Kaeshi’s beginner students, and more will also be sharing their dancing talents.
Kaeshi Chai was born in Brunei and brought up in New Zealand and Australia. She co-founded the New York-based dance company Bellyqueen with Amar Gamal in 1998 and is its artistic director. In 2004, Kaeshi also co-founded PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) [www.pureglobe.org], an international community of dancers and musicians, which has rapidly spread into many branches all over the US and internationally. Kaeshi has performed and taught all over the world, including the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Carribean, Australia, South America and throughout Asia. In 2003-2004, she performed with the first professional touring bellydance company in the world, the Bellydance Superstars and held the position of dance captain for the 2004 US & Canadian Spring tour. She is a guest soloist with Ahmet Luleci’s Collage, and is a principal dancer with Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. She has danced with Natacha Atlas, at BAM, Summerstage, and on the TV shows, Conan O’Brian and Blue Peter. In her spare time, Kaeshi studies Mandarin, enjoys traveling, and getting foot massages. kaeshi.com
Elisheva is Bellyqueen Dance Theater’s dance captain, and a 2nd generation bellydancer who started her studies as a young artist in musical theatre, drama, and dance. She began performing jazz, tap, modern and lyrical dance with a children’s touring dance troupe located in NY’s Catskill mountains for 7 years. She focused on modern dance intensively in Performing Arts H.S. under the direction of original ‘Alvin Ailey 2′ Artistic Director Tyrone Aikens and other noted teachers, at NYSSSA, ADF, then went on to finish her dance studies at The Ohio State University where she earned her BFA degree in Dance Performance. She has also in choreography and Dance Labanotation©, lighting design, music studies, and Movement Theories such as the Alexander Technique©, Pilates©, and Bartinieff Fundamentals©. At the age of 15, she began her professional bellydance career at Lincoln Center’s Damrosh Park leading Serena Wilson’s and Renate Wallasch’s collaborative summer show. www.elishevadance.com
Rodrigo is a talented dancer who is known for his musicality and lyrical expression. He toured with Bellyqueen in 2006 to Boston and Montreal.
The Brooklyn based duo, Beatbox Guitar create an innovative mix of flamenco, psychedelic rock, hip hop and punk. Human beatboxer, Pete List’s effortless flow of beat and breath on the mic showcases Rob Mastrianni’s intricate guitar and electric sitar stylings. www.beatboxguitar.com
Aakriti will greet you at the door.
Jebon Sushi and Noodles, 15 Saint Marks Place, lower level, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 www.jebonusa.com Please call 212-388-1313 for reservations
8.00pm Doors open
8.30pm Band starts playing
$15 entry, $5 minimum food or drinks
(Bellyqueen School members get $5 off)