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Awesome Event Alert: Cues & Tattoos 2013

Artist: Nadia Fernando for the Cues & Tattoos festival. Used by permission.
Artist: Nadia Fernando for the Cues & Tattoos festival. Used by permission.

You’re invited! This weekend, please join us for the 6th Annual Cues & Tattoos event, which celebrates ‘the use of improv choreography within Tribal Belly Dance.’ There will be workshops, dance performances and of course, killer shopping!

Sakkara Clothing & Costume will vend in the Northwest Rooms of the Seattle Center (305 Harrison St. in Seattle, WA, 98109.)

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Collaboration

Welcome to 2013, everybody!

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful 2012. You’re an awesome bunch! Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm. We’ve got so much planned for 2013, it’s hard to sit still. But first, let’s start the New Year off right with some eye candy.

The following photos are from a collaborative shoot with Vauntville and The Verdant Muse. Here are some favorites:

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All adornment and clothing in these photos is available for purchase online. Yes yes!

Vauntville on Etsy

The Verdant Muse on Etsy

Sakkara Clothing & Costume website and Etsy store

Henna art by Roving Horse Henna.

 

*Photos by Vauntville. Used by permission.

Holiday Trunk Show

You’re invited to a Holiday Trunk Show~December 15, 2012 at Znama Studio (232 SE Oak St. Portland, OR). From the Facebook invite: ‘Join us for a warm, cozy gathering at Znama Studio featuring handmade belly dance goodies from local artists. We will also have mulled wine, cookies, tarot readings by Sushila, and other surprises! A perfect place to snag a gift for the belly dancer(s) in your life, or perhaps treat yourself! ;)’ This is a free, all-ages event. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ruffle Hip Scarves by Sakkara Clothing & Costume.
Ensemble for Tabra Bay by Siphonophoria/The Verdant Muse. Photo used by permission.
Headdress by Vauntville. Photo used by permission.

JamBallah Northwest 2012

Upcoming Event~

JamBallah NW in Portland, Oregon, USA. August 17-19, 2012

JBNW is an awesome, belly dance focused event that offers something for everyone. Enjoy workshops, performances, evening shows and a marvelous array of vendors, all weekend long.

Watch the JamBallah NW Promo video!

Three Event Recap

Sakkara Clothing & Costume Winter Trunk Show, February 23, 2012:

Oh, we had a great time! What a stellar evening, spent in the vintage atmosphere of the Hotel deLuxe. There were clothes (note to self: of course there were clothes, don’t be ridiculous). 🙂 There was music. There were delicious crudités. There were lots of fun visitors who made the evening a success. Thank you, everybody. We can’t wait for the next one!

More behind the cut!

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Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Belly Dance

10.) We’ll never dance to rock music the same way ever again.
9.) It’s not just for the ladies.
8.) We contribute befuddling expressions to the American vernacular. In 100 years people will say, “Break a belly? WTH does that mean?”
7.) Finding costuming potential in unlikely sources (“Ooh, I love that shower curtain! Now, if I just attach some rings here and grab that plastic dinosaur…”)
6.) It has the same reality-altering benefits as using a 12-sided die or training in medieval combat. Not that we know anything about these things (coughcough).
5.) Chances of meeting someone famous increase by 5.586772%
4.) More sparklies, whenever we wish!
3.) If one can dream it, you can dance it.
2.) It is transformational for our minds and bodies. It feels great for dancers of all shapes and stripes. Don’t believe us? TRY IT!
1.) Belly dancers drink from the fountain of youth.

Hey, tell us why you love belly dance!