May 9th: Underground Nomads’ Special “ALL the Dancers!” Edition

Sometimes less is more. Sometimes, MORE is more! This coming Tuesday at Underground Nomads is definitely one of those times. This week at our home at F8 in San Francisco, we’re joined by a big old bunch of dancing beauties to give you the most bang for your spectatin’ buck!

Amar is back on the decks this week and he’ll be graciously providing the groovy global soundtrack for the night – in between herding dancers, of course!

Our jam-packed line-up of dancers this week includes the illustrious talents of Shanti Bardot, Rashani, Lindsay Kendall, Amina, Yvonne Michelle & Anji, Kara Gwyn, Nicole Maria, Anastasia AND Debapriya. Phew! Is that enough fantastic dancing talent for ya?

So come take advantage of a stellar opportunity to see a truckload of the amazing belly dancing talents our Bay Area scene has to offer – an utter bargain you won’t regret! Grab your friends and help us pack the house this coming Tuesday night at 1192 Folsom!

SPECIAL GUEST + NEW RESIDENT HIGHLIGHT:

Debapriya
Debapriya – Special Guest from India
Debapriya was introduced to dance at an age of 8 and due to early training years in Bharatanatyam, she realised that dance was going to be an essential part of life. She has spend her formative years training in Bharatanatyam from Nalanda Dance Research Institute, Mumbai, India under Guru Dr. Uma Rele.
She was introduced to belly dance in 2013 and since then there has been no looking back for her. She realised that the only way to grow her knowledge in this art form was to travel and meet the master teachers all over the world and learn from them. Hence this is her second time in the US for the purpose of learning and educating herself.
She is also trained in kathak, basic ballet, jazz and contemporary dance forms. In India she is a freelance dancer and likes to use dance as a medium to express and narrate stories with a social message.
Anastasia
Anastasia – Long time supporter, please welcome our newest resident performer

Anastasia has felt a deep attraction to music and dances of the Middle East since she was a kid. Many travels, dance styles and adventures later, she has finally found her true dance home here in the bay area tribal fusion belly dance community. Anastasia’s wish, when she dances, is to reflect back as best she can all the gifts she has been given, all of the joy she has been swimming in since she has arrived!

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Kara Gwyn – Special Guest

Kara Gwyn discovered her long awaited passion for belly dance four years ago on the beautiful island of Maui. While dancing with Maui Belly Groove, she began her journey experimenting with various styles of fusion, inspired by her love of swing dance, tribal fusion, and contemporary influences. Kara relocated to the Bay Area last year to continue her training with the countless incredible teachers the area has to offer. She’s currently working on personal projects, dancing with Little Egypt, and is thrilled to be joining the dance community here.

 

Anji
Anji – Resident dancer from Germany, joining us whenever she visits SF

Anji is a bellydancer from Germany, currently travelling all over the westcoast to study and share the art of bellydance. She became obsessed with fusion bellydance in 2007, when Bay Area artists like Ariellah, Kami Liddle, Rachel Brice and Sharon Kihara brought this style to Germany. With this current journey, she is fulfilling her dream. She is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to share at this legendary venue!
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Anji will be performing a duet with Yvonne Michelle.

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

May 7th: Underground Nomads’ Belly Dance Revolution at How Weird Street Faire 2017!

Join Underground Nomads at the 18th Annual How Weird Street Faire on Sunday, May 7th, 2017! This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and, for the 4th year in a row, Underground Nomads is honored to produce our very own stage showcasing our unique flavor of world sound and dance performance! Come find us at the intersection of 2nd and Minna (enter on Mission to find us!) for the Belly Dance Revolution. And don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook! If you’re feeling generous, please consider donating to help support this awesome event!

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We’re thrilled to have another stellar line-up of DJs, dancers, and musicians this year – Take a look inside for more info on all your favorites!

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May 2nd: Suresh | Shondell, Natalie Nayun’s Class Performance

Mayday! Mayday! May is upon us and we got another great show for you! This coming Tuesday night at F8 in San Francisco, we’re gonna keep the good times rollin’ and world beats flowin’ at our weekly installment of Underground Nomads!

Suresh is on DJ duty this week. As per usual, he’ll be providing the groovy sonic atmosphere you know and love at UN!

Our dancing lineup this week includes the inimitable and beguiling Shondell and a special performance by the fantastic Natalie Nayun and her wonderful students! You won’t want to miss what these talented beauties have in store!

Come out and have a drink and spend some time with your Underground Nomads family, this coming Tuesday at 1192 Folsom!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

April 25th: Amar | Amberetta Student Showcase, Nicole Maria, Joanna Marie

We’re slidin’ on into the last full week of April – phew, where does the time go? Months may be passing us by, but there’s one thing you can always count on to stick around – Underground Nomads! Yup, we’re gearing up for another fun-filled Tuesday night at our home, F8 in San Francisco!

Good ol’ Amar will be manning the decks this week. His creative approach to music mixing is something we always look forward to – we know it will get you grooving!

And of course we also have a stellar set of dancers ready to perform this week! Our line-up includes the fabulous talents of Nicole Maria, Joanna Marie and another special student showcase from Amberetta and her class! Come out and support these graceful, vibrant beauties!

Bring your friends and fam and come on out to 1192 Folsom to celebrate another fantastic week of Underground Nomads!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

April 18th: Amar | Elsa, Millie Rose, Dalila Jasmin + Special Guest Laura Blake

*JUST ADDED:
LAURA BLAKE will be joining us this Tuesday night for a Special added performance. Every-so-often, we have guests visiting from out of town. This week, we have an amazing last minute addition that you do not want to miss.

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Laura Blake is a Fusion Bellydancer with 22 years of performance experience in a variety of performance arts, including classical flute, voice and dance.   She fuses Bellydance, Contemporary, Locking and Butoh into a personal improvisational blend which emphasizes authentic expression and empathetic connection that creates a different world for her audience.   Laura dances with a transformative passion that captivates onlookers and unveils a tale of precision, elegance, and strength.

A nationally award winning dancer, in 2011, she won People’s Choice in Za-Beth’s Viva La Diva Competition, and in 2013 she won 1st place in the Bellydancer of the Year Award as part of the Portland-based vaudeville show, Sepiatonic.   She has co-founded multiple dance companies, and in 2016 she worked in Moria Chappel’s project “Wild Saffron”, Lulu Stone’s project “Operation Pollination’, and Ashley Lopez’s project “Allegro Collective”.  In 2016 also she became an 8 Elements Certified Datura Style Teacher through Rachel Brice, and has completed the Key of Diamonds program with Zoe Jakes. In 2014 she moved to Portland, Oregon to continue her professional training, where she is currently training under the tutelage of internationally celebrated dancers: Ashley Lopez, Deb Rubin, Rachel Brice, and Colette Todorov in Bellydance, and Mizu Desierto and Diego Pinon in Butoh.   She is also currently studying Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Pole Dance, Vogue, Waacking and Yoga. 

With all the holiday celebrations going on, we hope you’re getting to spend some wonderful quality time with loved ones this week! You know who else loves you? We over here at Underground Nomads do!  We hope you’ll continue your celebrating and togetherness with us, this coming Tuesday night at F8 (as always!)

Amar will be joining us in the DJ booth this week – a friendly, familiar face and loving soul bringing fresh mixes to get you moving on the dance floor!

Our wonderful entertainment line-up this week includes the fabulous and sweet Millie Rose, the enchanting Dalila Jasmin, and a new member of the UN family – Elsa!

Elsa has been studying belly dance for eight years, focusing on Egyptian and modern American cabaret styles. She has a passion for Middle Eastern music and is working on exploring the expressive possibilities within her chosen genre.

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So why not bring your family and friends to meet your UN family and friends for fantastic dancing, music, and fun this coming Tuesday at 1192 Folsom!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

April 11th: Suresh | FCBD, Wendy Marlatt, Shanti Bardot, Lindsay Kendall

Another week, another Tuesday…you know what that means – another fabulous night in San Francisco for Underground Nomads! That’s right, you can always count on us to be your weekly spot for great music, great drinks, great company, and great dancing at our favorite spot in SOMA, F8!

Suresh is back again this week as our musical maestro! He’s always got something fresh queued up to keep you grooving on the dance floor!

That’s not all – we’ve got a fantastic all-resident dance line-up for you too! The wondrous FatChanceBellyDance, Wendy Marlatt, Shanti Bardot, and Lindsay Kendall will all be gracing the stage with their captivating performances. You won’t want to miss what these fantastic women have in store for you!

So go ahead, call up your friends and head out to 1192 Folsom for everyone’s favorite weekly this coming Tuesday night!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

April 4th: Suresh | Amberetta Student Showcase, Urban Mirage

April is here! Days are getting a bit longer, the sun is shining brighter, spring is in the air – can you feel it?! We over here at Underground Nomads sure can! And you know the best way to celebrate this beauteous season upon us? If you said “another amazing Tuesday night full of dance and music at F8 in San Francisco”…well, my friends, you’re correct!

Suresh is up on the decks this week – he’ll be pumping that good, vital energy through the speakers that will invigorate you on the dance floor!

For the performance portion of the evening, we have a super special treat this week. Resident badass, Amberetta, is doing what she does best…dancing with swords! This week she’ll be joined by her wonderful, hard-working students! And that’s not all…the fantastically talented Urban Mirage will also be sharing their beautiful dancing with us. You won’t want to miss these stellar performances!

So get out in that beautiful spring air and make your way over to 1192 Folsom this coming Tuesday for another wonderful night of dancing, music, drinks, and friends!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

Tuesdays at F8 (1192 Folsom)