We have Suresh back on the decks, and a Special Guest performer visiting town from Austin, Texas. Michelle Manx will be joining us this week!!! Oh, You can also catch her this week at Monday night Hubba. Monday Burlesque, Tuesday Belly Dance. Double Shot of Manx! Woohoo!
We will also be showcasing our wonderful resident dancers Dalila Jasmin, Lindsay Kendall and Paige Lawrence.
Michelle’s love for dance started at the age of six when she began participation in ballet and tap classes. She became interested in bellydance when her mother enrolled in a bellydance class in the 70’s and with her background in anthropology, the study of ethnic dance was a natural progression.
Michelle has studied the art of bellydance since early 2002, including Suhaila Salimpour technique (currently working towards her Level 2 Certification), Jamila Salimpour Format (Level 2 certified), various forms of Tribal Bellydance, and Raqs Sharqi. She has also supplemented her knowledge of dance and movement by taking Bharata Natyam, classic burlesque, and yoga classes.
She also enjoys performing at tattoo conventions, where she developed her signature style of incorporating the poses and facial expressions of the pin-up girls of the 40’s and 50’s into her dancing. In 2008, Michelle’s life was changed when she had the honor of debuting her ’Pin-up Bellydance’ workshop at Tribal Fest 8. Since then, she has traveled to teach her unique stylization of bellydance at festivals and seminars associated with Tribal and alternative bellydance. In addition, she accepted the position of the producer of Tribal Dance Camp in Texas in association with Bahaia and HOT Seminars.
Whenever Michelle’s not bellydancing or producing bellydance events, she enjoys participating in pin-up photography photo shoots. She has modeled for some of her favorite designers, such as Poison Candy Fashion and Geisha Moth. In 2010, one of her photos was included in Gayla Partridge’s photography book: “666 Photography: Of Virgin Queens and High Camp Divas.
Note our adjusted hours: We still start at 8pm, but we end shortly after 10pm.
Normal weekly schedule – New hours!
Music starts at 8PM with performance sets at 9:30PM and 10PM
F8 – 1192 Folsom, SF. (Folsom & 8th St) 21+
FREE entry before 9PM, if you ask. $5 donation at the door after 9PM.*
*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest line-ups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10.
NOTE: Starting in August, on 3rd Tuesdays, Peep Show (Drag, Burlesque, Variety show formerly 3rd Wednesdays at Codeword) will be taking over the Underground Nomads stage. Look for more themed Tuesdays including Dark / Modern Fusion on First Tuesdays in October, November and December.
With our new scheduling format, nothing has changed for the early part of the night, except we will be transitioning to starting our performances a few minutes earlier. So plan on coming by 9pm for the first set in the coming months. Following the show, F8, will be taking over with a new late-night club called VS. All are welcome to stay, and if you all are wanting to continue listening to the signature Underground Nomads global beats into the late night, we’ll move it to the back room for an intimate party.