The Company

The Mission of Bellydance Evolution

Bellydance Evolution explores, celebrates and re-imagines Middle Eastern dance for the 21st century. By fusing bellydance with dance forms more specific to the West, Bellydance Evolution takes you on a spectacular journey that will excite both mainstream audiences and bellydance enthusiasts. The mission – bringing awareness of Middle Eastern dance’s rich diversity and artistic validity – unfolds in the work of the Company and its Education and Residency programs. Together, these initiatives celebrate the dynamic aesthetic of Middle Eastern dance, culture and creativity.  And in so doing, Bellydance Evolution shares the joy of dance with all communities.

 

Bellydance Evolution Residency Program

Bellydance Evolution is a world-class dance show, featuring top artists in the field of Middle Eastern dance & music.  Each artist brings their own unique style to the show, making this an extraordinary collection of diverse styles of dance & music.

Created in August 2009 by World Renowned Choreographer Jillina, BDE has performed to sold out crowds in over twenty (20) different countries spanning North & South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The Bellydance Evolution residency and festival program is designed to give dancers and the community the opportunity to not only study and train with our cast of master dancers, but a chance to be cast in the Bellydance Evolution Show.

For each Festival/Tour BDE will be casting up to 12 Cabaret & up to 4 Tribal Fusion dancers to perform in the BDE Show.  Local dancers will be selected via an Online Casting competition. Chosen dancers will then be sent videos of their parts to learn one month prior to the show.  They will then participate in an intense one-week training session to prepare them to perform on stage with the full cast of Bellydance Evolution.  This is a great and unique opportunity for
dancers to get extended training and experience that they can then share with their students to raise the level of art in their community.

In addition to this unique performance program, our dancers offer seminars that are open to all people in the community, giving dancers and non-dancers alike an ability to learn about this diverse and important cultural art form from accomplished masters in the field.

 

About the shows:

 

“Fantasm – Odyssey of Dreams” (March 2017 – Present)

Bellydance Evolution brings to life the ancient adventures of Sinbad, as told by Scheherazade, in an effort to save her life. Follow Sinbad as he encounters giant birds, savages and treasures beyond your wildest dreams. Watch as Scheherazade uses her creative powers of storytelling and witness the King’s transformation. Be inspired by the colorful beauty of World-Fusion dance in a spectacular like you have never seen.

Directed By – Jillina, Original Music By – Paul Dinletir

 

“Alice in Wonderland” (April 2014 – April 2017)

Bellydance Evolution takes a revolutionary approach to this whimsical tale, re-imagining the colorful, iconic – and dare we say, “mad” – characters through the language of world fusion dance. Be inspired and journey deep into the mysterious world of Wonderland!

Directed By – Jillina, Original Music By – Paul Dinletir

 

 

“Dark Side of the Crown” (Feb 2012 – March 2014)DSOTC-cover

Continuing the successful formula of Immortal Desires, BDE takes it’s new theatrical dance show to the next level.
Featuring a Star-Studded Cast; Dark Side of the Crown blends Eastern & Western dance in a dark tale of murder and deceit, where no one is who they seem and love knows no bounds.

Directed By – Jillina, Original Music By – Paul Dinletir, Original Story By – Brad MacDonald

 

 

“Immortal Desires” (Aug 2009 – Oct 2011)BDE DVD Cover sml

Middle Eastern dance takes on a whole new form in this mythological tale of passion, jealousy & a love that transcends time.

The All Star cast features some of the worlds best Middle Eastern Dance & Musical Artists and bring to life characters like Medusa, Thor, Apollo, Aphrodite, Pandora & Persephone.

Directed By – Jillina, Original Music By – Paul Dinletir, Original Story By – Brandi Centeno