Seraka Dance Company Proudly Presents

Synthesis: Contemporary


Photo of Heather by Amy Senecal.

Photo of Heather by Amy Senecal.

The Rocket Room, 272 Water St
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Doors open 7:30pm, Show starts 8:00pm.
Admission $15 – Buy Tickets!


Seraka Dance Company presents “Synthesis: Contemporary” – an evening of non-traditional belly dance solos and duets. This 3rd annual show plays with the idea of melding elegant lines, lyrical or electronic music, and contemporary concepts with belly dance – dancers may embrace the music, the costuming, the expressive nature of the movements, or all (or none) of the above.


Performances By

Peggy Rauman, Lisa Haynes, Ashley Hobbs, Ainsley, Heather Labonté, Stephanie Moyst, Annette Tobin, TerriLynn Colford, Amelia Hawkins, Elaine Dunphy, Karen Humby, Mary Farrell, Jaime O’Leary, Lori Savory, Sarah Carter, Suzanne Norman, Janice Martin, Samantha Carroll, Vanessa Elizabeth, Karen Erl, Susan Crocker, Melissa McCarthy & Mallory Power.


Word About Synthesis

“Our third artistic show! In honour of our special guest, Heather Labonté (Toronto ON), this show will challenge dancers to create more contemporary and modern belly dance pieces.

As always, the show  aims to be a supportive atmosphere  for the dancers in the local community, a chance to show family, friends and dance supporters what they enjoy about belly dance, what they’re working on, or what they wants to express creatively. We see many opportunities for dancers to perform in groups, or with performance companies, but rarely do we get a chance to see a dancer perform a solo piece that is uniquely their own; not a piece that is catered to fill a request from a client, but a piece where they can be seen as an individual and not as a member of Troupe-X.  This is why we nix the mention of affiliations, and allow dancers from any troupe, school, or group to present a piece as an individual under their own name.

We’ve also encouraged collaboration with other dancers whom they  would not usually have the opportunity to work with. This could be a collective effort between two dancers from different troupes, a duet by two solo performers, or an opportunity for students to perform with their mentor or teacher. There are some extraordinary submissions and we cannot wait to share our ideas and pieces with you. “

– Vanessa, Karen, Melissa, Mallory & Susan