PRE CARNIVAL OF STARS SHOW AT AL MASRI - JULY
dinner show supports Pangia's trip to Carnival
Dine in Style - Watch Dancers - - Listen to
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GREAT FOOD!!! GREAT MUSIC !!!
Pangia plays at Side Show Saturday
THE SIDE SHOW - Saturday August 1, 2015
THE SIDE SHOW STARTS AT 11 AM - Contact
Amina to reserve a spot
12:16-12:23...THE APE CITY ROLLERS DO PLANET OF THE APES
12:48-12:55..GRATEFUL SIREN BELLY
FUSION performing DIXIE CHICKEN
LIVE MUSIC WITH AL AZIFOON-
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2:40-2:47...ALYZZAH DUET (ALYA AND ISSAH)?
3:00-4:00 PHOTO SHOOT FOR COS PLAYERS
4:48-4:55...SPIRAL MOON BELLY DANCE
5:00-5:07...JAN NET TAY
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7:32- closing...ALALA ELECTRONIC
MUSIC DANCE PARTY WITH MIGUEL & DECOY
THE SIDE SHOW
- Sunday August 2, 2015
12:00-12:07... RIVER ROSES
12:50-1:45...SUSU PAMPANIN AND
HER CAIRO CATS DRUMMING - BRING YOUR HIP SCARVES
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1:48-1:55...SEKHMET SISTERS TROUPE
2:08-2:15...KRIS AND THE AMTGARD MEDIEVAL PERFORMERS
GO TO MAIN STAGE FOR EGYPTIAN
5:45...RESULTS OF COMPETITION
AFTER PARTY AT AL MASRI 7 PM
with THE PASHA BAND
Amina if you wish to perform
at Al Masri
Story of the Side Show
by Amina Goodyear, 2011
When Pepper/Alexandria first asked me to be stage manager
of The Side Show at Carnival of Stars, I was honored.
But I questioned my ability to do a good job as The Side Show was to
be an experimental venue in the Carnival of Stars lobby. Her main stage
dance line-up was full and she thought it would be fun to be able to
offer additional performance opportunities in a more intimate setting
for those preferring to dance for smaller yet very appreciative crowds.
The Side Show would also cater to first-time dancers and for those wishing
to try out new or unusual acts as appropriate for "Carny"
Side Shows. At first I envisioned two headed dancers, bearded ladies,
dwarfs, midgets, giants, snake ladies and other "freaks".
But then I remembered Elvis (if you too, remember Elvis, pretend
you don't or you'll give away your age), so actually "I remember
'hearing about' a singer named Elvis who sang a song about 'Little Egypt',
a dancer in a movie he starred in. She was a gorgeous and voluptuous
dancer in a Side Show at a Carnival."
OK, then. A Side Show at our Carnival of Stars is Totally appropriate!
Indeed - it's totally necessary if we are to be a Carnival of Stars.
Little Egypt. of course. was a beautiful, glamorous
"belly dancer" and isn't that what we all are? Beautiful and
glamorous! Yes, yes, yes!
Therefore, this is what we at The Side Show offered - Beautiful and
Glamorous dancers to a very fine appreciative audience cheering us on.
Let me tell you what went on at The Show. First Heather, loyal
husband and Janine transformed the sparse, empty space into something
purely magical only befitting a Carnival of STARS performer and audience.
There was a perfect sized stage and Heather, husband and Janine
did their magic. Within minutes, maybe about 60+ minutes, there
was a colorful tent and backdrop and priceless fabrics galore. This
Side Show venue looked better than any Orientalist painting, better
than any Macy's or Gumps holiday window display, better
than yours or my imagination. It was beautiful and it was ours.
And I'm proud to say, it was a more a fun and beautiful space to dance
in than the "prestigious" main stage.
Also we had comfortable chairs and little tables to make our intimate
venue inviting to those who wanted to hang out and eat or drink while
enjoying the show. Thank you Heather, husband and Janine for all your
artistic talents! And, thank you Pepper/Alexandria for envisioning this
and making this all happen.
Andrea and Students
After that, my work was easy. All I had to do was sit back and enjoy
the show and just press "play" on the CD player.
Rebecca and Leyla Lanty
- all showed up on time and did what they do best. Dance
up a storm!
I heard so many positive comments such as "I never had so much
fun." "The dancers were all so great."
Sahara Sands and Arcane Dimension
"This was more fun than the 'big' stage." "I loved
the setting and atmosphere." AND "Let's do it again next year!"
Yes! Let's do it again next year. Now that we've set a precedent, we
can go on to make it even bigger and better. Soon the dancers from the
"big" stage will be BEGGING us to dance in our special place.
Carnival of Stars 2013
Carnival of Stars 2014