25
Oct

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Troupe News

We don’t have all of our professional photos from Raven’s Night yet, but Belladonna posted this one from a friend and we are thrilled! Click on it to see it full size!

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19
Oct

Raven’s Night

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Troupe News

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Troupe ‘Hip’notic is a featured performer in Raven’s Night at The Birchmere, Alexandria VA on October 20, 2012.  We will be debuting our “Mermaid” piece that we’ve been working on for months, and we’re so excited to be sharing this piece with you!  We’re also blown away by the amazing artwork that has been made by Belladonna and Ken for this event.  Prints are available for purchase on the Raven’s Night website.

31
Jul

Afternoon Delight!

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Performance, Troupe News

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So if you know Troupe ‘Hip’notic you might have an inkling that a close rival to their love of bellydance is their appreciation for craft beer (and of course cheese and chocolate).  So, needless to say, the entire troupe is pretty damn excited to be performing at a FLYING DOG BEER EVENT that also has AWESOME LIVE MUSIC and SIDESHOW PERFORMERS!!! I mean, really, does it get any better than that?  Beer, belly dancing, BBQ, live music and sideshow acts?  We’re excited and the ticket page says even says we’re ecstatic!  AAAAND one of the beers they’ll have there is Citra and it is absolutely fantastic.

Come out to Rodz & Rydz in Severna Park on Saturday, August 18th for music, spectacle, bbq and of course, beer!

-Reggie Wayne Morris (primal blues from Glen Burnie)
-Tommy McGee and the Baby Please! (blue collar rock & roll from around the way)
-We Are the Storm (intense and dynamic instrumentalists)
PLUS performances by
DANGER D of the Scarred & Dangerous Thrill Show
and
Troupe Hip’notic (eclectic and ecstatic belly dance)
$45 gets you an afternoon of music and entertainment, barbecue, and an ocean of beer courtesy of Flying Dog (including some of their sought after Brewhouse Rarities series and their Single Hop Imperial India Pale Ales)

Get your tickets through Mission Tix
http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/14841/afternoon-delight
or at Rodz & Rydz!

9
Apr

Upcoming performances

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Troupe News

We’ve been so busy developing our newest performance set and our costuming for it that we haven’t posted any updates about where our next performances are!   Our facebook page seems to be the most up-to-date these days, so you can always follow us there as well:  http://www.facebook.com/TroupeHipnotic

Our next shows:
Sat May 5, 9:48pm:   Spring Caravan, Somerset NJ
Sat May 12, 1:30pm: SMAWL’s Annual Animal Fair, MD
Sat May 19: Charm City Tribal, Baltimore MD
Sun June 10: Troupe ‘Hip’notic’s  Summer Solstice Hafla, Huntingtown, MD
Sat Aug 11: Charm City Roller Girls Halftime Show, Baltimore MD
Sat Aug 18: Afternoon Delight: A Flying Dog Backyard BBQ Soiree, Severna Park, MD
Sun Aug 26: DCTribal Cafe, Mellow Mushroom, Adam’s Morgan, Washington DC

9
Apr

Art of the Belly performance

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Troupe News

Troupe ‘Hip’notic had an awesome time debuting their newest set at the Art of the Belly Festival in Ocean City, MD…didn’t get to see it?  Well, there’s video on YouTube, but there will be opportunities to see the set live coming up over the next few weeks.   Meanwhile, you can see video here:  YouTube Preview Image

Support your four legged furry friends by bringing them to SMAWL’s (St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League) Annual Animal Fair on Saturday, May 7th at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. 

We perform at 3pm!    

This event will have non-stop demonstrations, pet games, vendors, microchipping, a pet pageant, equine demonstrations, a pet parade and much more!

 

More infor can be found at http://smawl.org

24
Mar

DCTribal Cafe – March 27!

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Performance

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  We’ll be performing this Sunday at one of our favoritistest venues – DCTribal Cafe!  It is a challenging space for a troupe, but the audience and the vibe is always so incredible.  Also performing this month are Mavi, DC’s Blue Maven of Danger and Naimah, the Long and Lean Mean Shimmy Machine!

DCTribal Café Sunday, March 27, 2011; 6pm – 9pm
Asylum 2471 18th Street, NW Washington DC 20009

$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

We’ve got something special planned!

Mavi – DC’s Blue Maven of Danger
Naimah – Long and Lean Shimmy Machine
Troupe ‘Hip’notic – Mischievous Minxes of Maryland

Enjoy Asylum’s great food and drink specials and enjoy the dinner show!
Guest DJ Missguided will be spinning in between performances!
Doors at 6pm, performances start at 7pm.  Get there early for the best seats!

7
Jan

Performance for ECAC fundraiser

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Community News, Performance

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Troupe ‘Hip’notic will be performing as part of a fundraiser show for the Emergence Community Arts Collective . It will take place at Phase 1 on Friday January 21st at 9pm.  Details on the performers to follow.

The Emergence Community Arts Collective is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a spirit of community in the Pleasant Plains neighborhood of Washington, DC, through social activities, traditional arts classes, support groups and educational seminars.

18
Nov

Fundraising and donations…

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Troupe News

Troupe ‘Hip’notic is gearing up for a 2011 filled with travel to festivals near and far!  Between airfare, gas, hotels, workshops…not to mention costumes and shopping…for 6 dancers, this gets very expensive very quickly!  We’ve been fundraising for a while to help us along, but we’ve added an easy PayPal donation function to our page in case anyone would like to contribute to our cause…every little helps!
Where are we headed, you ask?  Well…here are some definite travel plans, as well as some hopefuls:

In February we are thrilled to be performing at TribalCon in Atlanta, GA
In March we’ll be headed to Art of the Belly in Ocean City, MD

You don’t have to have a PayPal account, it will accept credit cards as well, and it’s a secure transaction, so thank you for any little bit you’d like to contribute!  The link is on your right, just below our navigation section.

Thank you!

Upcoming shows:
Jan 21 – “We Can Do It” Fundraiser show for Emergence Community Arts Collective, at Phase 1,Washington DC
Feb 19 – Baltimore Bellydance Extravaganza, at Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
Feb 26 – TribalCon Gala Show – Decatur, GA
Mar 19 – Art of the Belly – Ocean City, MD
Mar 27 – DCTribal Cafe – Asylum, Washington DC
Jun 11 – Anasma show, DC
June 12 – Our own Summer Solstice Hafla!

12
Aug

Oil Spill Fundraiser!

   Posted by: Zahirah   in Troupe News

Troupe ‘Hip’notic will be performing in the Oil Spill Fundraiser Show, hosted by Gypsy Fusion.
August 28th, 7 -9:30pm.
To Purchase Tickets please visit www.gypsyfusion.com/events.html

Join us in our commitment to help stop the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund to help treat animal suffering  (visit www.edf.org for more information).

The SHOW!!
Featuring:
Despina Bast & Gypsy Fusion
MiaNaja’s Raks Divas/Mode
Kostana
Naimah & Troupe Amandari
Samantha
Troupe ‘Hip’notic
Long Shen
& Many More!

Location
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
The Small Theater Located in the
Humanities Building
www.aacc.edu/virtualtour

for General Questions please email despinabast@gmail.com