The Pyramid Awards - A Professional Bellydance Competition. The only one in Scotland held in the capital city of Edinburgh. Held every 2 years.
Fereshteh Hosseini Presents
The Pyramid Awards Bellydance Competition 2014
The biggest and most exciting event to take place in Edinburgh Scotland in 2014. The one and only Bellydance Competition held in Scotland! This was my idea several years ago, and it has happened only twice, and has been successful both times. This is the third time for this competition, and its going to be bigger and better. FANTASTIC and GLAM!
Invited Guest Judges, Teachers and Performers - Nawarra from Morocco, Dana from Czech, and Amira from Germany.
Compere Annette McCann
Date: Fri November 21st 2014
Time: 7pm - 1am
Venue: Minto Hotel, Minto Street, Edinburgh
Free Parking Available.
Wheel chair access available
Easy to get to with public transport.
Licensed Bar Available with Restaurant
TRAVELING FROM OUTSIDE SCOTLAND...
For those of you traveling from outside Scotland and flying to Edinburgh Airport for the event. The Venue is very easy to find, and is fairly central. If coming from Edinburgh Airport, take the airport bus from the airport to the final stop of Waverly Bridge, and take a taxi to the Minto Hotel. Max 10 mins in taxi with traffic.
For those of you traveling from outside Scotland and traveling to Edinburgh's Waverly Train Station. The Venue is very easy to find, and is fairly central. If coming from Waverly Train Station, simply take a taxi to the Minto Hotel from inside the train station. Max 10 mins in taxi with traffic.
This Competition is open to everyone, its an International Competition. Anyone over the age of 18yrs can enter. Also by entering the competition, one agrees to all photographic and film footage to be the rights belonging to the Pyramid Awards, and these will be used for this years event, as well as future events.
There will be 2 categories- Oriental and Tribal Style
(Solo Acts Only, No Groups)
Critique will include, costume, hair and make up, technique used, use of floor space, professionalism, use of any props, and stage presence. Also for those of you wanting to register and take part as a competitor, please also have a picture ready for me to use and promote you with here on facebook.
Competitors will all improvise to a piece of music chosen by the judges. This will be for both categories. Then top ten performers of each category will go to part 2.
This is where the top ten competitors of each category perform their solo piece. Music max 5 mins. (if longer the music will be stopped)
There will be a judging panel of four, Nawarra from Morocco, Dana from Czech, Amira from Germany and Fereshteh from Scotland/Iran will decide the winners of the night.
EVENING PROGRAM - FRI NOV 21ST
Competition starts the evening at 8pm. Followed by a star studded show, with International performers, selected dancers from Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Afterwards its an Arabic Disco till 1am.
Register for the Competition costs £20.
Audience Tickets (This includes Competition and Evening Show) cost £12
Ring Side Seats, The best seats in the house cost £15 (limited numbers)
NB:All tickets and registrations for the competition are non-refundable, if one cant attend for any reason.
Registrations for the competition will be taken from the middle of April, and officially open from May 1st 2014, until Oct 1st 2014. After this date no-one will be allowed to register for the competition.
Ticket Booking's will be taken from the middle of April, and officially open from May 1st 2014.
Payment will be via paypal firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me personally.
Official Photographer Alan Potter will also be present to capture some lovely pictures of contestants on the evening. These images will be available to purchase in print format or on disc.
1st place winner
cash prize, trophy, tiara and flowers
also the winner will be invited to take free workshops at the Pyramid Awards 2016.
Voucher from Farida Dance to spend on Bellydance things.. http://www.faridadance.com
2nd & 3rd place winner
tiara, goody bags and flowers
More info, more posters, more pictures, more prizes.... coming soon!
Get the date in your diary now, and dont miss out!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Private lessons are also available with Guest International Stars Amira, Nawarra, Dana and Fereshteh. All can be arranged nearer the time.
More info at www.fereshteh.co.uk it will be updated in next few days. Look under Pyramid Awards section.
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