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ozgen2 350-2Belly dance sensation Ozgen shakes it all about in aid of HFS

International Master Turkish belly dance sensation Ozgen is coming to Hastings this Valentine’s to perform with Hastings Burlesque and offer workshops to local dancers, in aid of local charity Hastings Furniture Service. Nick Terdre reports.

On Saturday 16 February Ozgen will be performing with Hastings Burlesque at the Sussex Hall, White Rock Theatre. The show will also include local and national burlesque stars and will raise money for Hastings Furniture Service.

Ozgen is also offering two workshops during the day at the West St Leonards Community Centre for those looking to learn some of his unique flair and style. The workshops are suitable for burlesque dancers and belly dancers of all abilities.

Specialising in Turkish Oriental and Romany (Gypsy) dance, Ozgen promotes the Turkish form of belly dancing to global audiences, and is one of the best Oriental performers in the world. He gives workshops across Britain and abroad, and performs at international dance events and belly dance festivals across Europe, North and South America, and Asia. This will be his first time in Hastings.

ozgen-350-2“I am so happy that Mr Ozgen has agreed to come to Hastings,” says Alotta Piernas of Hastings Burlesque. “I performed with him at the Welsh Burlesque Festival many moons ago, and he is one of the most memorable performers that I have ever seen or worked with. I know the Hastings Burlesque audience will love him as much as I do.

“His workshops will be fabulous as well. He has such a unique style and is such an accomplished teacher that performers and dancers of all abilities will be able to gain something from them.”

Anyone wishing to attend the show or the workshops can find more details on the Hastings Burlesque website or by emailing Alotta.

 

Posted 17:02 Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 In: Performance

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