THE ANGELINA TAY SCHOOL OF BELLYDANCE PROUDLY PRESENTS
World of Fantasies 2018
Gala in support of the Lupus Association Singapore
1st May 2018, 2:30pm at the Gateway Theatre Blackbox
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE ARRIVE BY 2PM AS LATE COMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED
"World of Fantasies" is our 7th annual gala in support of the Lupus Association Singapore.
In addition to performances from the Angelina Tay School of Bellydance, we are honoured to also present a list of amazing guest artistes, including: Superstar dancer Tami Fogueira from Jamaica with her Brazilian Samba and Afro dances, Danny Koh, Rex Teo and Willis Lee from the Singaporean visual arts group B.O.T. (The Blades Of Tomorrow) with their electrifying lights show, and a team of professional dancers, Hafeez Hassan, Francesca Harriman, Jennifer Pau, Farah Bee Dawood, Charmain Ho, Gino Flordeliza Babagay, Syazwan Rahmad, Alex Lim and Angelina Tay, presenting a dance number "Aiyohuasca", specially commissioned for this event.
It all started out with a calling to do something good and meaningful within my means. And when I put all that I know and have together, it naturally falls into place. To create a platform where my students can put what they learned in class and bring their performances on stage for a good cause, and at the same time also provide an avenue for myself to continue growing as an artist and to learn from and connect with fellow artists.
The journey can get a little tough at times, but I am very blessed to get the support of many people, in many different ways. No words can describe how grateful and thankful I am.
As you enter into our "World of Fantasies", I hope you will experience our simple joy and passion, and perhaps be inspired to join us in supporting our cause.
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our sponsors and supporters for their kindness and generousity. Their unconditional support contributes to the success of our show and our cause, where more profits from our show will be donated to the Lupus Association Singapore.
Fusion Medical & Aesthetic Executive Centre for sponsoring the tea break buffet for the event.
Himawari Japanese Restaurant for sponsoring the snacks for all the performers and crew before the show.
Distinct Creative Arts for sponsoring the studio space for the rehearsals of the Aiyohuasca item and all the backstage support of the show.
Playback Studio for providing the videography of the show.
Silent Stars Entertainment for cash sponsorship.
Mr MY Ling for sponsoring the venue on the day of the show.
Ms Peggy Ng for sponsoring the venue for the rehearsal the day before the show.
WE DANCE FOR A CAUSE
We believe that arts is more than a tool for self-expression, self-fulfilment or for entertainment, arts can also bring people together not just to share a common passion but also for a greater purpose - one of which is to help the less advantaged. We seek to raise awareness for the lesser known disease Lupus and the Lupus Association Singapore.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease with no permanent cure. Nine out of ten lupus patients are women and studies have shown that the disease had more severe clinical manifestation in Asians than in Caucasians. Every lupus patient have different symptoms, some of which can be life endangering.
The Lupus Association Singapore (LAS) is a self-help group dedicated to provide support for patients and their families. The group aims to assist lupus patients by providing practical support and by giving people the opportunity to share experiences with others who have lupus. Find out more at lupus.sg.
We hope that more people will know about lupus and donate to the Lupus Association Singapore.
THE BELLYDANCERS' COURSE 2018
The Bellydancers' Course (TBC) is our school's unique four-months intensive bellydance performance training programme for bellydance enthusiasts to experience the full preparation for a dance production. The course includes weekly technique drills, lessons in various troupe choreographies, solo dance preparation, as well as costuming, stage makeup and hair styling workshops and a professional studio photography session. In this year's TBC 2018, the TBC dancers present an "Arabian Fantasy" dance with Angelina Tay, a jazz funk dance "Elastic Heart" taught by Francesca Harriman and also a Sword Dance choreography by Angelina Tay. Another highlight includes five TBC Soloists who will be dancing to both traditional and fusion styles of bellydance.
DANCERS FROM THE BELLYDANCERS' COURSE 2018
BELLYDANCE TECHNIQUES LEVEL 2 CLASS
(First Row) Patricia Saw, Mimi Chan, Cindy Cheng, Yong Pau Yen,
(Second Row) Wendy Ong, Francesca Harriman, Gwen Guo, Soh Shwu Jing, Ha,
(Not in photo) Elaine Chung
BELLYDANCE TECHNIQUES LEVEL 1 CLASS
First row - Ming Yann, Rina Quek, Siti Fairuz, Christine Lim
Second row - Sonya, Peggy Ng, Sharon Tay, Waheeda and Fang Fang
SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTES
(From Left to Right)
SYAZWAN RAHMAD, FRANCESCA HARRIMAN, ALEX LIM, JENNIFER PAU, CHARMAIN HO, ANGELINA TAY, GINO FLORDELIZA BABAGAY, HAFEEZ HASSAN
Featuring a group of professional Singaporean dancers with different dance backgrounds, who are connected by the same belief that dance surpasses all boundaries, has no discriminations, no antagonisms, and no limitations. "Aiyohuasca" - commissioned by Angelina Tay for "World of Fantasies", is a collaborative exploration dance number led by Hafeez Hassan, to spread the love and passion for dance, in the most organic and sincere way. The "Aiyohuasca" message: "Show your true emotions, for there is no need to hold yourselves back."
TAMI CORNES (FOGUEIRA)
Owner and Lead Instructor at SambaseIre, a Brasilian Cultural Dance Class and Entertainment company based in Sydney.
Tami Fogueira is from Jamaica and no stranger to African based rhythms and movement, dancing with Contemporary Dance Companies such as The Company Dance Theatre, The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica and Elizabeth Vickers Dance Studio. Winning a scholarship to dance with The Alkins School of Dance for 2 years in the United Kingdom, Tami was one of two girls chosen from the Caribbean to finish her A Levels training in ballet, jazz, modern, tap and piano. Tami trained three summers at the Royal Ballet School in London and one winter term at Miami City Ballet.
Tami did her Bachelors of Dance at the University of California Santa Barbara. While in the US she danced as an apprentice in Twyla Tharp Dance Company, she danced two summers at the Alvin AILEY School of Dance where she took her first samba classes in 2003 and 2004. Tami left the U.S to later continue her M.A on scholarship at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore.
Tami has trained in Brazil for many years with the likes of Carlinhos Salgueiro, Rosangela Silvestre, Vera Passos, Paco Gomes, Vania Oliveira, Tatiana Campelo, Gleide Cambria, Sabrina Ginga, Egili Oliveira, Mayara Lima, Luana Bandeira, Clara Paixao, Raissa Oliveira, Uillana Adães, Evelyn Bastos, Mayombe Masai, Thai Rodrigues, Juliana Moraes, Bellinha Delfim, DanDan Oliveira, Kellyn Rosa, Larissa Reis, Alvaro Reys, Gabriel Castro, Felipe Rodrigues, Pablo Guerreiro, Aninha Malandro, Preta Nascimento and so many other fine masters of Samba.
A student of Carlinhos Salgueiro, Tami has been teaching Carlinhos’ Method of Samba no Pé and Passista styling for the past 4 years in Sydney with the permission of her Mestre she continues to spread his teachings as well as her own tricks and trademark Afro- Contemporary movements in her classes around the world. Tami is an official Passista (Professional Samba Dancer in Brazil) for two of Rio’s Special/ Premier Leagues Schools G.R.E.S Academicos do Salgueiro and São Clemente.
Tami continues to travel to Brazil every year to further her knowledge of Brasilian Dances with particular interest in Rio de Janeiro’s famous Samba no Pé.
Dance Workshops with Tami
Willis is a multi-talented entertainer who delights his audiences with a wide repetoire of juggling variety acts. Blending humour and high-energy juggling with his unique style, he has fascinated crowds from Singapore and countries such as China, Hong Kong, India and Malaysia. Experience the wonder and excitement as Willis brings entertainment to a whole new level!
DANNY KOH, REX TEO, WILLIS LEE, ZI MENG & BRYAN
The Blades Of Tomorrow, popularly known as the B.O.T. team, is a Singaporean visual arts group best known for their high energy fire and LED opening acts for commercial dinner and dance events across the Southeast Asian region.
The B.O.T. comprises a dynamic team of multi award winning martial artists, jugglers, dancers as well as fire and light artists. The current 2018 list of resident performers include fire illusionist Danny Koh, national wushu champ Rex Teo as well as guest artiste and national yo-yo champ Willis Lee.
Their electrifying acts have been watched by thousands across Asia and their signature BOT opening act is a hit especially with product and ship launches, commercial dinner and dance events as well as theme parks.