Shakti's Den Featuring Rachel Brice!
Saturday Apr 27 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Performance:
Presented by Shakti's Den Productions
Tickets: $30 pre-sale | $40 at the door | $45 VIP seating, first 3 center row
Doors open at 7pm with beer and wine available for purchase. The show will have an intermission.
Join us for an incredible evening of Fusion Belly Dance starring world-renowned and internationally-acclaimed belly dancer extraordinaire Rachel Brice!
Rachel Brice first fell in love with Belly Dance at 16 years old, when she saw The Gypsy Moor Dancers (who later became Hahbi'Ru) at a Renaissance Faire, and started classes with Atesh immediately. Soon after, she began making her living by performing American Cabaret Belly Dance at restaurants and teaching yoga while putting herself through school.
After discovering Carolena Nericcio's American Tribal Style, her aesthetic shifted from nightclub to nomad, and Jill Parker became her technique inspiration. She then studied several world and contemporary dance forms as she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Ethnology. The fresh immersion in these dance forms and exposure to San Francisco culture began to mix with her 10 years as a restaurant dancer, and she (unwittingly) started to blend these influences and create something new.
In 2001 she was accidentally discovered by rock mogul Miles Copeland, and toured for several years with his company, The Bellydance Superstars. Through The BDSS, Rachel had the opportunity to work with the incredible Mardi Love, who quickly became her inspiration and muse. Mardi had also started with Cabaret before discovering Tribal, and as they made dances and costumes together for BDSS, a new style, influenced by the late 1800s to 1920s, emerged. These international tours, along with the newly-born YouTube, sparked a global interest in this emerging style of Belly Dance, which has gone on to grow, change, and evolve. Rachel and Mardi rode that li'l wave with their old pal Zoe Jakes, and together the three of them created a show called Le Serpent Rouge (which was as much of an excuse to drink whiskey as it was to dance together).
Additional performances by:
Aly Kat & Stephanie Bolton, Azure, Haunani Ramil, Kahri Sahira, Kalae Kaina, Lilikoi Dance, Madame X, Malia Delapenia, Maui Belly Dance Company, Serendipity Love, Shakti Dance Movement, Vila Donovan, Viora, and more to be announced! Hosted by Hunter Down.