BellyDance Evolution Presents FANTASM - 1001 NIGHTS
Bellydance Evolution presents "Fantasm: 1001 Nights" an enchanting 'magic carpet ride' of Scheherazade's ancient tales of the adventures of Sinbad told through Middle Eastern and contemporary folkloric dance as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Two Performances only at Assistance League Playhouse, Hollywood, CA.
The timeless tales of Scheherazade and the heroes of Arabian folklore will be reimagined for the stage as we follow Sinbad on his voyage across imaginative worlds. More than 20 dancers will pull from a variety of Middle Eastern and contemporary folkloric dance styles, along with Tahitian, contemporary and ballet to bring these mythical characters to life, set to an original score by Paul Dinletir, audiomachine's owner and head composer.
Founded in 2009 by world renowned choreographer Jillina Carlano, Bellydance Evolution (BDE) explores, celebrates and reimagines Middle Eastern dance for the 21st century. By fusing bellydance with other popular and lesser-known dance forms, BDE promises to take audiences on a spectacular journey. With a mission to bring awareness of Middle Eastern dance with its inherent rich diversity and artistic validity, BDE celebrates the dynamic aesthetic of Middle Eastern dance, culture, and creativity, sharing its joy of dance with all communities. BDE takes a revolutionary approach to the art of belly-dance, presenting theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet. Bellydance Evolution has performed to sold-out crowds in over 20 different countries spanning North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The company was featured at the 2012 Mawazine festival in Morocco, where it performed for the Queen of Morocco.
Jillina Carlano, Founder, Executive/Artistic Director is a performer, master instructor, choreographer, director and producer, Jillina has devoted her life to dance. Jillina pulls from a strong dance background in Middle Eastern, folklore, jazz, ballet, and hip hop to create a colorful Middle Eastern fusion repertoire. Jillina has co-produced 12 instructional DVDs, which are now offered in five different languages and distributed by Universal Records. In the summer of 2009 and 2010, Jillina was the first American to be invited as a featured performer in the prestigious closing gala at the Ahlan Wa Sahlan festival in Egypt. Jillina is the owner of Evolution Dance Studios, located in North Hollywood, California.
Paul Dinletir, Music Composer, is the co-founder of and lead composer for audiomachine, a boutique motion picture music production house, specializing in original music and sound design for the high-end trailer market. To create his Signature Sound, Paul records with the world's top orchestras and musicians in exclusive spaces such as Skywalker Ranch and Air Studios of London. He has composed exclusive music for blockbuster campaigns such as The Hobbit, Avatar, Life of Pi, Hunger Games, 300, and Snow White and the Huntsman. In creating original scores for Bellydance Evolution, Paul composes and records an emotional, dramatic soundtrack. He works side by side with Jillina to bring the show to life and is an integral part of the creative process.
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