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Bellydance, Bollywood and more
Bellydance is one of the oldest forms of dance, having evolved from Middle East and Indian traditions. It first became popular in Australia in the 1970s and continues to be popular today as women everywhere enjoy the colour, music and movement of the different styles. The annual Free Spirit Fusion Festival on 18 October offers a day of celebration and learning sure to appeal to experienced dancers and those who have always wanted to learn more.
Proudly sponsored by Fremantle's Free Spirit Dance Community, the family-friendly festival is a full day of workshops and market stalls followed by an evening hafla or dance party.
Workshops and Bazaar
There are four blocks of workshops running throughout the day. The sessions cater for all levels of skill with some showcasing advanced techniques or styles and others offering a free introduction to bellydance. There are also workshops in stage makeup and henna painting. The introductory "taster" sessions are free, while others range from $10 - $25. Registration is required for all workshops.Visit the website for more information and to register.
3:30 – 5:00
Saiidi (Cane Dance)
Hands on Henna
Be sure to take a break from dancing to browse the bazaar. There will be market stalls selling costumes, jewellery, makeup, body care, clothing and more, plus delicious food and coffee.
The Fusion Festival hafla is a dazzling night of performances by dancers from around the state. Dancers will perform a wide range of styles including Bollywood and Egyptian bellydance.
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The Free Spirit Fusion Festival will be held at the Perth Waldorf School. The hafla is in the school hall. Doors open at 6.30 and dancing starts at 7:00. Tickets for the hafla are $10 Adults, $5 Members, Performers $2. Kids under 12 free.