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   Posted by: Zahirah


Troupe ‘Hip’notic is teaming up with Transcendence Tribal to host 2 90min workshops focusing on collaboration and group dynamics! Please visit the Workshop Details page to learn more and to register!












Lament of the Angels

   Posted by: Zahirah

ARM_5681-X2Hosted by Belladonna and Ken Vegas at The Birchmere, Raven’s Night is one of the DC-Metro Area’s premier bellydance shows. It’s a juried show, and we’re always excited and honored to be accepted to perform at this amazing event. Each year has a different theme, and 2015 was “Supernatural”.  We developed a piece we entitled, “Lament of the Angels” – under the context of war and environmental destruction, exploring how angels might feel when faced with the decision of obeying God’s plan when perhaps not agreeing with it.

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“As messengers of the Divine, our purpose is to guide and protect you, and carry out God’s will on Earth. Yet as inherently imperfect humans, you ignore our pleas of peace and veer ever closer to war and destruction. God has a plan, but not all agree with it.
What are we angels to do – toe God’s line, or fall from grace?”



We’re back!

   Posted by: Zahirah

Hi everyone, we had some site issues, but we’re back and have been trying to rebuild. As always, our facebook page generally has our most recent updates, as well as teasers for our upcoming set!


Please pardon our mess!

   Posted by: Alison

Hello!  We are slowly reviving our website after some technological glitches, please visit our Facebook page to keep up with our latest shenanigans!


   Posted by: Zahirah

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!



Raven’s Night

   Posted by: Zahirah

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.


Afternoon Delight!

   Posted by: Zahirah

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
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
or at Rodz & Rydz!


Upcoming performances

   Posted by: Zahirah

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:

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


Art of the Belly performance

   Posted by: Zahirah

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 by going to our VIDEOS page!

IMG_2269Support 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 info can be found at