Upcoming Events


International Womens Day

Date: 3rd March 2018
Venue: Kindlehill School
8 Lake St., Wentworth Falls, New South Wales 2782
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An inspirational day of workshops, speakers and performances in celebration of International Women’s Day.

WORKSHOPS: 11am – 1:30pm:
11am – 12:15pm: Taketina with Jemma Tabet
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Afro Fusion with Michele Emmanuel

LUNCH: 1:30 – 2:30pm:
– healthy delicious lunch available from the women from Foodsmith
– Singer songwriter twins, Micaela & Joely will provide music over lunch

Other activities that will run throughout the day:
– Mandala Weaving with Adriana Perez
– Henna with Freya from Wild Roses
– Facepainting with Amanda

2:30pm – 6:30pm (with intervals for tea breaks & chats) 😉

We are still finalising our evening program. So far speakers and performances will include:
– Aunty Carol, Indigenous Elder
– Hands Heart & Feet: Drum & Dance
– Blue Mountains Flamenco
– Sally Stevens from Singing Alive and more
– Amanda Cooper – on Feminist Humour
– Ruby Thorburn – on Change Action Nepal
– Ghawazi Caravan Tribal Belly Dance
– Simone Bateman from Ruby Fruit
– Viola Blue Mountains Choir
– Lorraine Vogel, Ann Palumbo, Kate Swadling, who are new to singing together, so they don’t have a name yet, but they’re awesome. 😉
– and more (!)

Workshops and show with Devi in Buenos Aires Argentina!

Date: Thursday 29th March 2018
Venue: TBA
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Workshops and show with Devi in Melbourne!

Date: Thursday 31st May 2018
Venue: Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3067

Contact: info@thegildedmask.com.au

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A very unwinter magic show with Ghawazi Caravan!

Winter Magic is not on this year BUT never fear! Ghawazi caravan and other local musicians and dancers have some pretty special things planned for you all! Keep watching this space for more info on who , what where and when!

Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018. 
Venue: Outside the Carrington. Katoomba St Katoomba
Time: TBA
Contact: devimamak@ghawazicaravan.com



Workshops and show in Iowa USA

Date:  7th, 8th, 9th September 2018. Date of performance TBA
Venue: TBA
For  more info, contact: https://www.blissfulsunrise.com/missionimprovisational2/
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STAGECRAFT with Devi in Melbourne.

Date: 1st, 2nd & 3rd March 2018

Venue: Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3067

For  more info, contact: info@thegildedmask.com.au

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STAGECRAFT – The science of successful performance! ::

In this brand new 3 day intensive, Devi will guide you through step by step on how to become the best dancer you can be! Devi’s intention is for every dancer at every level (whether they are a performer or not) to be able to unlock some of the more challenging aspects of being a dancer and change the way we think when coming up against some of these issues. With a brand new outlook on your dance, Devi wants you to find your own unique style and will help you to bring that out into your dance whether it be in the comfort of your own home, the classroom or on the stage.

This intensive is suitable for all levels and all styles of Bellydance. To get the most out of this intensive, it is best to attend all 3 days however participants are able to take individual days if they prefer.

A weekend with Devi and April

Date:  9th and 10th June 2018

Venue: Blue Mountains Steiner School
83 Clear View Parade, Hazelbrook, New South Wales 2779

For  more info, contact: devimamak@ghawazicaravan.com

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Saturday 9th June with April
Choreography workshop to Alla al hbab. Set to the earthy hypnotic Sounds of North Africa and Cheb i Sabbah this upbeat and fast paced choreography combines moves from folkloric styles and the ATS vocabulary. This workshop will be spread out over five hours with a break in the middle allowing plenty of time for technique, drilling and then formatting into duets or quartets. No zills necessary .

Sunday 10th workshops with Devi
Learn a zill choreography to a fun and up beat folkloric piece Bedouin of Baalbek by Mosavo. We will spend the first 2.5 hours learning how to use your zills as an instrument by exploring different sounds and dynamics that you can create with your zills as well as learning some brand new zill combinations to both 4/4 and 6/4 time. We will then put it all to movement with plenty of time for drilling and note taking. Weather you want to use the choreography as is, learn how to play your zills in a more dynamic and musical way or simply learn some new combinations you won’t be disappointed! BYO ZILLS. ( finger cymbals)

$ 200 for the whole weekend
$125 for 1 day.

Level: Intermediate to advanced
Time: 10.30 till 4.30 (1 hour for lunch)
BYO: water, zills and lunch to share
Contact: Devi about payment options and any queries you may have
O419184231 or devimamak@ghawazicaravan.com

NOTE: please choose carefully. There will be NO REFUNDS. Thanks for your understanding in advance.

STAGECRAFT with Devi in Iowa USA

Date:  7th, 8th, 9th September 2018

Venue: Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

For  more info, contact: https://www.blissfulsunrise.com/missionimprovisational2/

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Mission Improvisational is back for its second year, and we are going international. We have the great honor of hosting the incomparable Devi Mamak, Artistic Director, Founder, and Principal Teacher of Ghawazi Caravan all the way from Australia. She will be presenting, for the first time in the USA, 3 days of her Stagecraft Workshops. If you have always wanted to take your performances to the next level, you will not want to miss this one.

Friday, September 7, 2018
9:00am – 12:00pm: Technique
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break on your own
1:00pm – 4:00pm: Construction of Movement
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Break
4:30pm-5:30pm: The “X” Factor

9:00am-11:00am: Innovative Formations
11:00am-11:30am: Break
11:30am-12:30pm: Crazy Rhythms, Cool Head
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break on your own
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Demystifying your Zills
4:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner Break on your own and time to get ready for Hafla

8:00am-11:00am: Dance Dimensions
11:00am – 12:00pm: Lunch Break on your own
12:00pm – 3:00pm: Around the World
3:00pm-3:15pm: Break
3:15pm-4:15pm: The art of Emotive Improvisation
4:15pm-4:30pm: Pictures and Goodbyes

Early Bird Registration is now available until May 18, 2018.
*Full 3 days of instruction
*Event Tank Top
*Admission to the Hafla


Registrations are non-refundable. If you are unable to make the event, you may sell your spot to another dancer.




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