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Belly Dancer wins international casting contest

3 March 2014

Belly Dancer wins international casting contest for Australian performances

Kiwi dancer, Candice Frankland and her Phoenix Belly Dance troupe have been chosen to perform in a world-class theatrical show coming to Sydney direct from Los Angeles with dancers from around the globe.

Belly Dance Evolution: Dark Side of the Crown
Belly Dance Evolution is an international belly dance troupe made up of some of the top artists in the industry. For every country they tour, they hold a casting contest for their supporting and feature cast. Candice Frankland, director and principal dancer for Phoenix Belly Dance, was one of only two New Zealand dancers selected to join the international cast made up of dancers from Japan, USA, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Australia, and Italy. Candice’s professional troupe has also been invited by the producer to open the show as a Support Act.

This innovative theatre show fuses belly dance with hip hop, world fusion and tribal dance to tell a story of intrigue, murder and love.

Location: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, Sydney!
Dates & Times: 7:30pm, Sunday 16 March!
Promo video:!

About Phoenix Belly Dance
Candice Frankland is the founder of Phoenix Belly Dance, a multi-award-winning dance company and one of New Zealand’s most sought after performers and teachers. They are the proud winners of the Jambalaya Dance Competition 2011, Candice received the Tarazade Festival’s Trained by the Stars Award in Turkey in 2012, NZ Corporate Event’s Best Entertainment Company in 2012, and the Viva Eclectika 2013 Asia Vision Cup.

Candice focuses on the balance between research; sharing her knowledge with students; building her performance skills through training; and running an effective belly dance business. Candice choreographs works that fuse contemporary concepts with the traditional roots of belly dance to create high quality cultural entertainment, and she has had the privilege of performing and teaching overseas.

About Bellydance Evolution
Created in August 2009 by World Renowned Choreographer Jillina, Bellydance Evolution brings dancers from all over the world. Since its creation, BDE has performed to sold-out crowds in 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 a cast of master dancers, but a chance to be cast in the Bellydance Evolution Show.

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.


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