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Belly dancing brings performers together

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1) (L-R) Brooklyn and Roxanne Willerth were two of the many belly dancers who performed in Bienfait.

It was a night for dancers to showcase their talents, as the Me’ira Belly Dance Troupe of Estevan collaborated with groups from southern Saskatchewan for a performance at the Bienfait Memorial Arena on May 10.

The four groups involved with the show were Soul Sisters and Wild Spirit out Regina, Lalita Maya from Weyburn and the Me’ira group, and the theme of the show was Essence of Elements.

This was the fourth annual belly dance show that Me’ira has hosted, and it featured solos, duets and group performances from each dance troupe during the night.

Since there are only nine members in the Me'ira group, they invite other dance troupes, and put on a collaborative show, said Me’ira Belly Dance Troup co- director Lindsay Dyer.

“We try to make sure that we include everybody we know who’s dancing that has a chance to show their love of dance,” said Dyer.

Dyer also mentioned that performing a show like the one on May 10 brings the performers together as they all share the passion to dance.

“It’s like a sisterhood of things,” said Dyer. “When you belly dance it’s about learning to love yourself, love your body with who you are no matter what size, what age, or what colour you are, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about a sisterhood and dancing together.”

This is the main performance that Me’ira Belly Dance Troupe puts on each year. Their next show will be at Estevan's Relay for Life in June.


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