I am hard at work co-directing and co-producing Scheherezade and the 1001 Nights with Pedro Aurelio of Bolero Dance Theatre . This fusion show will combine Egyptian, Spanish, flamenco, ballet, and interpretive dances. BDT will dance with my group, Nicola & Amar Egyptian Dance .
Pedro and I are passionately dedicated to honouring the heart & soul of our genres, as we push boundaries to create new and exciting expressions with meaningful stories. As community dance groups developing local amateur talent, we are dedicated to bettering local dance theatre through beautiful, well-crafted shows.
We’re celebrating 20th anniversaries–20 years for Bolero and 20 for me in the world of bellydance as Nicola .
This is a true dream project for Pedro and I. We’ve previously created Cleopatra, which played in 2012 and again in 2013 at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
We are not eligible for what little arts funding exists for our big expenses such as studio rentals, costuming, musicians, and props. We are drawing from personal incomes.
We’re very skilled at working with a tight budget, but this year’s is tighter than ever! We’re in the home stretch–needing patrons-at-large to support our hard-working groups.
None of the dance cast is taking a pay cheque from this production, the directors included. We do this because we love to dance and want to share our passion.
Funds will be for:
-costuming our cast of 20 dancers — pants, skirts, hip scarves, jewellery, fans, wings, head dresses, etc.
-honoraria to our sewing help
-prop purchase & creation
-sets & technical features–including light, smoke effects
-ideally, honoraria for the cast.
The Show is May 6 & 7 of this year!
Funds needed urgently.
Support will mean I can avoid personal debt in completing this production, and we can guarantee a sparkling, awesome show experience for our local fans.
There are truly no words to describe how grateful we will be to get this support.
We will be thanking all donors in our program and on our websites.
Reward levels are in place, however, you can donate what you choose. Every $5 helps!