Fall 2016 Mid-Island Events

Excerpts from Lynette’s email update:

Fall classes are ready to begin!  In the Nanaimo/Parksville area we have a wealth of Middle Eastern dance options this season, with dancers/teachers Genya, Ramona, Taissia, and a rare opportunity to study with Bronwyn Simons (coming to Errington).  Check out the Island Dancers page!

Lynette

PS If you’d like your name added to my email list, please let me know by email. 

PPS  Teachers & organizers, please let me know about your future dance plans before my next update email in November!  

Saidi Sisters’ Outdoor hafla    Widdershins field, 3250 Fraser Rd, Duncan    3 pm September 3  Bring your dance, pot luck, chair, plate, cutlery, booze, clothing to exchange……..lotsa fun and dancing  www.facebook.com/events/289391134750859/ 

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Belly Dance Fact & Fiction: References

Belly Dance Fact & Fiction: References

OPA Showcase Lecture/seminar, Victoria BC – presented by Lynette Harper Ph.D. November 2013 References – Books (*specific articles cited) Belly dance around the world: New communities, performance and identity. 2013. Caitlin E. McDonald & Barbara Sellers-Young, editors. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Company. * What is Baladi about al-Raqs al-Baladi? On the survival of belly dance in… Read more…

OPA Showcase 2013

OPA Showcase 2013

So glad that OPA is hosting this popular event again this year! Get more details on the Facebook page OPA Proudly Presents: The Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase 2013 Saturday, November 23, 2013 • Royal Canadian Legion (411 Gorge Rd East) 10:00am ‘Spins and Turns’ with Shari Nakagawa (Victoria) Spinning is not just for ballerinas. Learn some… Read more…

Turkish Roman music/video

Music from my past workshops All cd’s listed here are available on Amazon.com, some through Chapters Indigo, and one from iTunes.  All of them are terrific! Performed by Turkish Roman (gypsy) musicians: Selim Sesler  – Road to Kesan: Turkish ROM & Regional Music Thrace       track: Tulum 5:01 Selim Sesler and Brenda MacCrimmon – Karsılama… Read more…

Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase

Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase

Saturday September 22, 2012 – Victoria-based OPA society celebrated the very best in our Island bellydance community!  Among the 6 mini-workshops, I taught a session on Turkish Roman dance.  I’ve listed some of my music resources and video inspirations in the Resources page “Turkish Roman workshop music and videos” Workshop Descriptions: 10am -‘Layering Drills for… Read more…

Lynette Harper Workshop Review

Lynette Harper Workshop Review

  OPA! News, Victoria Spring 2008 by BOBBIE BARRY Lynette is the quintessential teacher. After 30 years of teaching and performing this art form, she knows her stuff! My first meeting and experience of Lynette Harper as a teacher was back in July 2003.  At that point I had been studying Middle Eastern belly dance… Read more…

Queen of Wands

Queen of Wands

  Excerpt from MIRAJ at Victoria’s 2003 Fringe Festival, a full-length dance theatre production created and performed with Earthfire Dance Collective. In this segment, the Queen of Wands (Lynette) loses her crown and other trappings of power to her cat (Taissia), and discovers an inner strength. Read more…

Victoria area dancers and teachers

Victoria area dancers and teachers

  raksbobbie.com  Bobbie, Victoria BC  Bobbie is passionate about Middle Eastern Belly Dance and has been studying this beautiful and expressive art form for six years. (Bobbie is in pale yellow in this photo with her Bashirah MED Company, photo by Laura Scotten) Asmira School of Oriental Bellydance Victoria, BC  Asmira Dance Theatre is comprised of advanced… Read more…

Exploring Tarab with Lynette

Exploring Tarab with Lynette

  Spring 2007  OPA! News, Victoria      by Sidona On February 18th members of Women of Widad piled into a van to take the trip up to Nanaimo to attend a workshop with Lynette Harper.   We were excited and all felt that we needed a burst of dance energy after the long winter and… Read more…