812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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Spectacular Shimmies

Presented by: Shimmy Con

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

General Admission - Friday: $15.00

General Admission - Saturday: $20.00


Friday, July 7th 8:30 pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, July 8th 8:30 pm Buy Tickets


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Sparkles, shimmies, earthy, and elegance briefly describe the complex and wonderful world of belly dance. Spectacular Shimmies is the performance series of Shimmy Con, an annual Belly Dance Conference. Enjoy one or both nights of amazing performances and experience everything that shimmies.

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.

Salaam – performing Saturday evening only

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 the Arts Start Up support from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

Tickets: Fri $15 / Sat $20 / Both performances $30
Day of Performances: Fri $18 / Sat $23 / Both performances $35

Friday & Saturday: Doors open at 8:00 pm and both shows will run approximately 2 hours.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block off the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy may be taken into the auditorium. Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs. Please contact the box office at 812.323.3020 to purchase those seats. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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Shimmy Con gives belly dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share our wonderful art form in a supportive, fun and professional atmosphere.

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