Dance road to the Orient
The first part of the accompanying events will be held on Friday 27th July in the ABC Theatre, which hosts a competition entitled Let’s Dance Prague Oriental Competition. This year, the competition has been newly divided into four categories, according to different styles of Oriental dances, so the programme will be much more varied that in the past years. The total number of 60 contestants will take part in the following categories: classical, tribal, folklore and fantasy.
Saturday’s programme of accompanying events starts right after noon with the Open Dance Scene, presenting various dance styles performed by dancers from around the country. There will also be a Bazaar held in the café of the ABC Theatre, where people will have the opportunity to buy dance clothes, jewels, cosmetics and other products not only for dancing. The entrance to this particular festival zone of peace is free, so it is also open to passers-by.
The main programme starts on Saturday at 20 h, when the ABC Theatre hosts the best of Czech and world oriental dancing. The foreign guests are: Lulu Sabongi, Illan Riviere, Shalymar, Jamilah and Zaghareet. The biggest surprise on the programme will be a spectacular joint performance of ten top Czech oriental dancers Badriyah, Eglal, Karolina Idrisová, Katka Krejčová, Latifah, Mirka Gebouská, Mona, Sahar, Sheyla and Šárka Martináková. Besides classical oriental dance, spectators can look forward to tribal dance, Bharatanatyam – an Indian dance, or a Bali dance.
Pole dancing contest
The closing party is scheduled for Sunday 29th July at P.M. Club, Prague 2, where at 5 p.m. starts a competition in Flirt Dance followed by this year’s novelty – Pole Battle League, starting at 7 p.m. The Pole Battle League is a competition presenting the best amateur and professional pole dancers. It always sets two dancers “against each other” during one song. Each of them is trying to outdo the other one. After the announcement of the winners, there will be an after party.
For more information, visit www.letsdance.cz.