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VVIIPP Badge - Limestone Comedy Fest
June 1-3, 2017

The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, five-venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival with 30 shows and events all taking place within a two-block radius of the heart of downtown Bloomington.

Verified Very Incredibly Important Party Person (VVIIPP) Limestone Badge - $175
- All the same benefits of a regular Limestone badge, PLUS:
- Up front, right by the stage, reserved seats for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater shows of your choice.
- Up front, right by the stage, reserved seats for every small venue show you choose.*
- Autographed limited edition LCF17 poster.
- Exclusive VIP kick-off happy hour.
- Exclusive VIP after party.
- Looks coolest.

*Pending availability. Seating is limited at our four small venues, and so the earlier you purchase your badge and make your show selections, the better.

Doors will open 30 minutes in advance at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, an hour in advance for the smaller venues. Badge holders are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes before showtime. Access to some venues is restricted by age but all content is recommended for those 16 and older. During your badge purchase, you'll be asked to select a performance for each time slot. Consult the LCF website for more details about the schedule and performers. Once a performance is sold out, it will no longer be available in the drop down menu for that time slot.

Badges, along with printed schedules, will be available for pickup in the BCT lobby beginning at noon on Thursday, June 1st. Any badges not collected on Thursday will be available in the BCT box office on Friday, beginning at 11am, or Saturday, beginning at noon. Please plan to present a photo I.D. when picking up your badge.
VVIIPP Badge: $175.00
VIP Badge - Limestone Comedy Fest
June 1-3, 2017

The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, five-venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival with more than 30 shows and events all taking place within a two-block radius of the heart of downtown Bloomington.

VIP Limestone Badge - $125
- All the same benefits of a regular Limestone badge, PLUS:
- Reserved seating for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater shows of your choice.
- Guaranteed seat at the other shows of your choice.*
- Exclusive VIP kick-off cocktail party.
- Exclusive VIP after party.
- Looks cooler.

*Pending availability. Seating is limited at our four small venues, and so the earlier you purchase your badge and make your show selections, the better.

Doors will open 30 minutes in advance at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, an hour in advance for the smaller venues. Badge holders are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes before showtime. Access to some venues is restricted by age but all content is recommended for those 16 and older. During your badge purchase, you'll be asked to select a performance for each time slot. Consult the LCF website for more details about the schedule and performers. Once a performance is sold out, it will no longer be available in the drop down menu for that time slot.

Badges, along with printed schedules, will be available for pickup in the BCT lobby beginning at noon on Thursday, June 1st. Any badges not collected on Thursday will be available in the BCT box office on Friday, beginning at 11am, or Saturday, beginning at noon.
VIP Badge: $125.00
Limestone Badge - Limestone Comedy Fest
June 1-3, 2017

The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, five-venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival with 30 shows and events all taking place within a two-block radius of the heart of downtown Bloomington.

Limestone Badge - $80
- Guaranteed seat to see every Buskirk-Chumley Theater headliner.
- Allows you to attend all of the other stand-up shows* at the festival.
- Saves you over $75 off individual ticket prices.
- Allows you to attend official Limestone after parties.
- Looks cool.

*Pending availability. Seating is limited at our four small venues, and so the earlier you purchase your badge and make your show selections, the better.

Doors will open 30 minutes in advance at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, an hour in advance for the smaller venues. Badge holders are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes before showtime. Access to some venues is restricted by age but all content is recommended for those 16 and older. During your badge purchase, you'll be asked to select a performance for each time slot. Consult the LCF website for more details about the schedule and performers. Once a performance is sold out, it will no longer be available in the drop down menu for that time slot.

Badges, along with printed schedules, will be available for pickup in the BCT lobby beginning at noon on Thursday, June 1st. Any badges not collected on Thursday will be available in the BCT box office on Friday, beginning at 11am, or Saturday, beginning at noon.
Limestone Badge: $80.00
Two-Day Badge - Limestone Comedy Fest
June 1-3, 2017

The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, five-venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival with 30 shows and events all taking place within a two-block radius of the heart of downtown Bloomington.

Two-Day Badge - $60
- Guaranteed seat to the Friday & Saturday Buskirk-Chumley Theater shows of your choice.
- Allows you to attend the Friday/Saturday small venue shows of your choice.*
- Saves you over $50 off individual ticket prices.
- Allows you to attend the closing night after party.
- Looks cool-ish, I guess. Kind of.

*Pending availability. Seating is limited at our four small venues, and so the earlier you purchase your badge and make your show selections, the better.

Doors will open 30 minutes in advance at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, an hour in advance for the smaller venues. Badge holders are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes before showtime. Access to some venues is restricted by age but all content is recommended for those 16 and older. During your badge purchase, you'll be asked to select a performance for each time slot. Consult the LCF website for more details about the schedule and performers. Once a performance is sold out, it will no longer be available in the drop down menu for that time slot.

Badges, along with printed schedules, will be available for pickup in the BCT lobby beginning at noon on Thursday, June 1st. Any badges not collected on Thursday will be available in the BCT box office on Friday, beginning at 11am, or Saturday, beginning at noon.
Two-Day Badge: $60.00
BPP 2016-2017 Mainstage Season Subscription
Subscribe to the BPP’s 2016-2017 Mainstage Season and receive 5 tickets for the price of 4!

Subscription is valid for any performances of the following shows*:
1) 30 DAY MOURNING PERIOD by Hank Greene (September 23-24, 29-30,October 1, 6-8, 2016)

2) HOME by Scott Alan & Christy Hall (December 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2016)

3) ROW AFTER ROW by Jessica Dickey (January 27-28, February 2-4, 9-11, 2017)

4) CALLING ALL KATES by Emily Goodson & Jeremy Schonfeld (March 31, April 1, 6-8, 13-15, 2017)

5) HAPPILY AFTER EVER (May 12-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2017)

Re-subscribe and SUBSCRIBE-IT-FORWARD
If you were a BPP subscriber for the 2015-2016 season, for each new subscription you purchase, you get to give the gift of a free additional subscription to a friend of your choice. The only stipulation: the recipient cannot be a subscriber to the current or the prior year's BPP season.
Simply provide the BPP (812-334-1188 or managingdirector@newplays.org) with the recipient’s name and phone and/or email and the BPP will contact her/him about redeeming the gift.

After you purchase your subscription, just call or stop by the BCT Box Office (114 E. Kirkwood Ave. or 812-323-3020) to reserve seats at your chosen shows. With the purchase of a subscription, you can purchase one ticket to five shows or five tickets to one show.

*Not valid with BPP Special Events such as Vintage Scenes.
General Admission: $80.00
Senior (62+): $68.00
Student (w/ID): $68.00
Shimmy Con Conference Registration
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Monroe Convention Center

Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. Consisting of 30 workshops, 8 lectures, 2 panel discussions, 2 performances, and a keynote address, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share a wonderful art form in a supportive, fun, and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people, and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

INSTRUCTORS: Ava Fleming, Cassandra Shore, Deb Rubin, and Ruby Jazayre

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ruby Jazayre

LECTURES BY: Cassandra Shore, Donna Carlton, Jeana Jorgensen, Katya Faris, Raksanna, and Shira

REGISTRATION
Registration includes:
15 hours of workshops/lectures
2 panel discussions,
1 keynote address,
1 performance ticket, Spectacular Shimmies on July 7
1 performance ticket for Spectacular Shimmies on July 8

Bagels, muffins and coffee will be available Saturday & Sunday mornings.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$295: Early Bird, February 17 - May 31
$340: Regular Price, June 1 - June 29 at 6pm
$395: At the Door, July 7 - 9

NOTE: online registration will close between July 1 - July 6. Depending on space availability, registrations may be available at the door on July 7 - 9. Door registrations will not include tickets for the evening performances.

During the registration process, you will be asked to choose a workshop or lecture for each time slot (referred to as "tickets"). If you purchase more than one registration at a time, they will all have the same schedule. Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each option. Each workshop and lecture will only be held once.

PERFORMANCES
Performances and the Friday keynote address will be held at the lovely Buskirk-Chumley Theater, just a few blocks away from the convention center.

Friday’s performance, July 7 at 8:30pm, will showcase performers from Indiana and surrounding states. The Saturday performance, July 8 at 8:30pm, will showcase performances by instructors and speakers of the conference.

Registration includes 1 ticket for each night for the main stage performances on July 7 and July 8. Tickets for the performances will be held in will-call at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You may collect your tickets in advance or on the night of the show. If you wish to purchase additional tickets, they will be available for purchase online through the BCT Box Office on May 1, 2017.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.

Early Bird Registration: $295.00
Shimmy Con Friday Registration
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
Registration for Friday, July 7, 2017 ONLY
Monroe Convention Center

Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. The full conference consists of 30 workshops, 8 lectures, 2 panel discussions, 2 performances, and a keynote address, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share a wonderful art form in a supportive, fun, and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people, and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

CONFERENCE INSTRUCTORS: Ava Fleming, Cassandra Shore, Deb Rubin, and Ruby Jazayre

CONFERENCE LECTURES BY: Cassandra Shore, Donna Carlton, Jeana Jorgensen, Katya Faris, Raksanna, and Shira

FRIDAY-ONLY REGISTRATION
Registration includes:
4 workshops or lectures

Tickets to the Spectacular Shimmies performances on Friday and Saturday can be purchased separately.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$70: Early Bird, February 17 - May 31
$80: Regular Price, June 1 - June 29 @ 6pm
$95: At the Door, July 7 - 9 (if space is available)


During the registration process, you will be asked to choose a workshop or lecture for each time slot (referred to as "tickets"). If you purchase more than one registration at a time, they will all have the same schedule. Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each option. Each workshop and lecture will only be held once.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.
Early Bird Registration: $70.00
Shimmy Con Saturday Registration
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
Registration for Saturday, July 8, 2017 ONLY
Monroe Convention Center

Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. The full conference consists of 30 workshops, 8 lectures, 2 panel discussions, 2 performances, and a keynote address, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share a wonderful art form in a supportive, fun, and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people, and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

CONFERENCE INSTRUCTORS: Ava Fleming, Cassandra Shore, Deb Rubin, and Ruby Jazayre

CONFERENCE LECTURES BY: Cassandra Shore, Donna Carlton, Jeana Jorgensen, Katya Faris, Raksanna, and Shira

SATURDAY-ONLY REGISTRATION
Registration includes:
5 workshops or lectures

Tickets to the Spectacular Shimmies performances on Friday and Saturday can be purchased separately.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$120: Early Bird, February 17 - May 31
$140: Regular Price, June 1 - June 29 @ 6pm
$160: At the Door, July 7 - 9 (if space is available)

During the registration process, you will be asked to choose a workshop or lecture for each time slot (referred to as "tickets"). If you purchase more than one registration at a time, they will all have the same schedule. Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each option. Each workshop and lecture will only be held once.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.
Early Bird Registration: $120.00
Shimmy Con Sunday Registration
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
Registration for Sunday, July 9, 2017 ONLY
Monroe Convention Center

Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. The full conference consists of 30 workshops, 8 lectures, 2 panel discussions, 2 performances, and a keynote address, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share a wonderful art form in a supportive, fun, and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people, and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

CONFERENCE INSTRUCTORS: Ava Fleming, Cassandra Shore, Deb Rubin, and Ruby Jazayre

CONFERENCE LECTURES BY: Cassandra Shore, Donna Carlton, Jeana Jorgensen, Katya Faris, Raksanna, and Shira

SUNDAY-ONLY REGISTRATION
Registration includes:
4 workshops or lectures

Tickets to the Spectacular Shimmies performances on Friday and Saturday can be purchased separately.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$105: Early Bird, February 17 - May 31
$120: Regular Price, June 1 - June 29 @ 6pm
$140: At the Door, July 7 - 9 (if space is available)

During the registration process, you will be asked to choose a workshop or lecture for each time slot (referred to as "tickets"). If you purchase more than one registration at a time, they will all have the same schedule. Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each option. Each workshop and lecture will only be held once.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.
Early Bird Registration: $105.00
Shimmy Con Lecture Series: Friday
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
July 7, 2017 - Lectures Only
Monroe Convention Center

Go behind the performance. Join us at the Monroe Convention Center for an afternoon of lectures in Belly Dance history, music, costumes and more. The lectures feature speakers that are regarded highly in the belly dance community within the United States and worldwide.

If you want to experience more, check out the performances and dance workshops. The lecture series is just one of the events presented by Shimmy Con, a Belly Dance conference. The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

Registration is open to the public and the dance community.

LECTURE SERIES
Registration includes:
3 lectures on Friday, July 7th

Tickets to the Spectacular Shimmies performances on Friday and Saturday can be purchased separately.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$20: Early Bird, through May 31
$30: Regular Price, June 1 - June 29 @ 6pm
$40: At the Door, July 7 - 9 (if space is available)

LECTURE DESCRIPTIONS

2:00 pm - DONNA CARLTON - Little Egypt: Updates and Anecdotes - The author of Looking for Little Egypt shares further tidbits and anecdotes about the notorious entertainer known as Little Egypt.

3:15 pm - KATYA FARIS - Raqsat Katya - "The Dances of Katya" Music-Making in the Bellydance World in Detroit, Michigan - Since 2012 Katya has been performing as a raqs sharqi bellydancer in the largest Arab American community in North America, Detroit, Michigan. This CD is a labor of love and it showcases the musicians that Katya has come to know and the music that we love. In this lecture Katya will give you a window into the dance music that makes that community thrive, and the musicians behind it.

4:30 pm - SHIRA - Before Tahia - Glimpse through a window into the past, and discover the fascinating stories of the great dancers who achieved stardom in the century before Badia Masabni and her dancers ushered in the modern era of Egyptian dance.

Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each speaker.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.

Early Bird: $20.00
Shimmy Con Lecture Series: Saturday
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
July 8, 2017 - Lectures Only
Monroe Convention Center

Go behind the performance. Join us at the Monroe Convention Center for an afternoon of lectures in Belly Dance history, music, costumes and more. The lectures feature speakers that are regarded highly in the belly dance community within the United States and worldwide.

If you want to experience more, check out the performances and dance workshops. The lecture series is just one of the events presented by Shimmy Con, a Belly Dance conference. The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

Registration is open to the public and the dance community.

LECTURE SERIES
Registration includes:
3 lectures on Saturday, July 8th

Tickets to the Spectacular Shimmies performances on Friday and Saturday can be purchased separately.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$20: Early Bird, through May 31
$30: Regular Price, June 1 - June 29 @ 6pm
$40: At the Door, July 7 - 9 (if space is available)

LECTURE DESCRIPTIONS

2:00 pm - RAKSANNA - Egyptian Belly Dance: From Ancient Pharaohs to President Sisi - Belly dance is the oldest recorded dance in human history. Its roots trace back more than 6,000 years to hieroglyphs carved into the walls of ancient Egyptian temples. Today, Egypt is still considered the homeland of belly dance with modern artists gracing the stage. Get a historic perspective of the dance and the dancers, discover the legends and meet some of today’s hottest Egyptian stars in this interactive educational workshop.

3:15 pm - CASSANDRA SHORE - A Working Dancer’s Life - Making a living as a professional performer of Raqs Sharqi 1975-2010. Sharing experiences, trends, fads, fun and folly.

4:30 pm - SHIRA - The Queen of Theaters - Shira’s lecture will take you back through time for a look at the theatrical techniques employed by memorable artists of the past 150 years and the experience they created for their audiences. Explore how Egyptian stars brought theatrical spark to their dance while preserving its Oriental essence.

Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each speaker.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.

Early Bird: $20.00
Shimmy Con Lecture Series: Sunday
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
July 9, 2017 - Lectures Only
Monroe Convention Center

Go behind the performance. Join us at the Monroe Convention Center for an afternoon of lectures in Belly Dance history, music, costumes and more. The lectures feature speakers that are regarded highly in the belly dance community within the United States and worldwide.

If you want to experience more, check out the performances and dance workshops. The lecture series is just one of the events presented by Shimmy Con, a Belly Dance conference. The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

Registration is open to the public and the dance community.

LECTURE SERIES
Registration includes:
2 lectures on Sunday, July 9th

Tickets to the Spectacular Shimmies performances on Friday and Saturday can be purchased separately.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$15: Early Bird, through May 31
$20: Regular Price, June 1 - June 29 @ 6pm
$25: At the Door, July 7 - 9 (if space is available)

LECTURE DESCRIPTIONS

2:00 pm - JEANA JORGENSEN - Communicating through Cholis: Group Identity and Aesthetics in Tribal Belly Dance Costumes - Lecture description: Belly dance costumes, especially in tribal style belly dance, exhibit folkloric characteristics in terms of their creation, assemblage, and communication. This lecture will use an academic folklore studies framework to help interpret the many meanings of belly dance costumes in various contexts.

3:15 pm - SHIRA - Egyptian & Tribal: Sibling Rivalry, Sisterly Love:Join Shira in examining the family relationship between Egyptian and tribal style dance – what they have in common, and how they conflict.

Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each speaker.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.

Early Bird: $15.00
Spectacular Shimmies Two Night Package
Shimmy Con presents:
Spectacular Shimmies
Friday, July 7th & Saturday, July 8th
8:30pm

Spectacular Shimmies is the performance series of Shimmy Con, an annual Belly Dance Conference.

Friday evening will start with Shimmy Con’s keynote address by Ruby Jazayre. The talk will reflect on the changes in the Middle Eastern Dance World since she began her dance career in 1978. After the talk, dance artists from Canada and the United States will grace the stage to showcase a variety of Belly Dance styles.

On Saturday, listeners will enjoy live music by Salaam, the Middle Eastern music ensemble of Dena El Saffar and Tim Moore, and performances by world-renowned dance artists, which consist of the amazing instructors and speakers of the conference. After the performance, join us in open dancing with Salaam.

Shimmy Con is a recipient of Arts Start Up support from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

Save by purchasing tickets to both nights as a package here for $30. Tickets can also be purchased for individual performances.

Doors will open at 8pm both evenings and performances are expected to last 2 hours. Two-ticket package price will increase to $35 on Friday, July 8th.
General Admission: $30.00
Bloomington Boogies All Day Pass
Bloomington Boogies:
The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
Sunday, August 13th, at 2pm & 5:30pm
at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium
122 S. Walnut St

Are you ready for the 3rd Bloomington Boogies Festival? Enjoy acclaimed blues and boogie woogie pianists, dancers, food and beverages at the 3rd annual Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival! With ticketed and free performances and educational components for students, be prepared to be moved by the artistry of the musicians and get ready to shake your booty! Purchase tickets early – they usually sell out in advance!

The all day pass will not be available at the door, so please purchase in advance.

For more information visit -bloomingtonboogies.com/
General Admission: $30.00
Senior (62+): $28.00
Student: $28.00
Children 12 and under: $25.00