Cardigan Belly Dancing Festival

Now in it’s 7th Year and getting bigger and better each time!

Saturday 4 August
Pop Up Troupe
11am – 4pm

Learn a dance in a day with the option to perform it with your Pop Up Troupe colleagues in the evening show.
£25 (includes lunch)

Bellydance Show
7pm – 10pm

A fabulous celebration of Bellydance with acts from all over the UK. Shop at the souk, have a glass of Moroccan Punch and enjoy a varied and entertaining show.
£7.50 | £5

Sunday 5 August
Workshops for Beginners and Improvers with inspirational teachers.

£25 all day ticket (includes lunch)
£12 for one workshop

Please contact Rose to book your show and workshop tickets

Moving Bodies | Empty Spaces

Exploring Freedom through Dance Improvisation

An opportunity to engage with Kirstie Simson and her passionate interest in the liberating experience of dance, improvisation and the exploration of freedom. Imagine what our relationship would be to dancing if we had no prior notion about what the moving body should look or feel like. Participants work beyond culturally conditioned expectations and other limitations. They will celebrate movement using practices that Kirstie has developed over thirty-five years of teaching dance improvisation.

Suitable for ages 15+. Please note that under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Some movement experience recommended, but not absolutely necessary.

KIRSTIE SIMSON has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance
scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called ‘a force of nature’ by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has ‘immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance’ according to Time Out Magazine, London.

Kirstie is an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. She is a professor at the University of Illinois, and continues to teach and perform all over the world.