August Dancers perform at the Zoetic Theatre for Concession Street BIA Sidewalk Sounds!
Miss Hamilton Pride, Miss Guelph Pride, and Entertainer of the Year, Sapphyre has also placed second in Miss Crews and Tangos and 4th in Crews and Tangos Drag Race. Sapphyre disrupts gender while combining elements of drag and classic burlesque in an intoxicating cocktail that will leave wanting more. Never the same twice, this deadly seductress aims to enchant you, thrill you, and lead you to your doom.
Ensemble Topaz Music & Dance
Ensemble Topaz is Hamilton’s premiere music and dance company specializing in cultural traditions of Central and South Asia, including Iranian, Afghan, Pakistani, Indian, Tajik styles and more! Dance by Paromita Kar. Music by composer Mike Anklewicz.
Highlight performances include the Toronto International Dance Festival at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (2017) and the Fleck Dance Theatre (2016), International Stage at the Canadian National Exhibition, the Ontario Heritage Festival at Ontario Place, Asian Heritage Day hosted by SAFSS, Toronto International Youth Dance Festival, Klezmer Brunch at the Free Times Cafe, and stages such as the Mel Lastman Square and Nathan Phillips Square. Ensemble Topaz will also perform at Asian Heritage Month Celebrations at the Toronto Public Library, Dawes Road branch.
Choreographer Paromita Kar is the first to complete a PhD degree in Dance Studies in Canada (York University, Toronto). She is the recipient of Canada Council Grant to Professional Dancers (2015), Shastri Indo-Canadian Fine Arts Fellowship for Dance (2012), and the Lawrence Heisey Award for Fine Arts for Dance discipline (York University, 2009).
Yalla Baladi Dance
Julie Aime is a Hamilton based dance artist, and director of Yalla Baladi. With 30 years dance experience, almost 20 of those being dedicated to studying Raqs Sharqi, Julie brings her joy and passion for the dance to all her classes and performances.
Yalla Baladi is devoted to the art of bellydance, by providing quality instruction from a professional dancer in an inclusive and encouraging learning environment. In class you not only learn to bellydance, but you also learn body awareness, confidence and find a new community.
Nimmi Of Wild Orchid Dance
Nimmi of Wild Orchid Dance holds 5 titles from Hamilton International Bellydance Competitions and is recently featured in bellydance superstar Kami Liddle’s Conception Showcase.