Photos from the 20th Annual BDUC 2010
Photos by Carl Sermon
posted February 10, 2011
The Belly Dancer of the Universe Competion is produced by Tonya and Atlantis in mid February each year.
This is the 20th year and was held in the Long Beach Convention Center.
A selection of participants in the Specialty Props category
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- 1-25-11 The Fusion Category, Photos from the 20th Annual Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition
Amani Jabril, Apsara, Dilek, Eliza, Gina, Jane, Kellie, Khuzama, Lucia, Maria, Mireya, Rachel, Tiaja, Tracy, Valentine, Zondra
- 1-15-11 The Universal and Egyptian Category Finalists, Photos from the 20th Annual BDUC 2010
Kendra, Maria, Rachel, Samara, Dilek, Grinnelly, Katya, Masha
- 1-7-11 The Drum Solo Cartegory, Photos from the 2010 Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition
Aspira, Celestia, Erica, Evangaline, Gina, Innah, Jane, Jessica, Katya, Kenya, Lapis, Maiara, Maria, Masha, Nandi, Ninyshka, Rachel, Safira, Viridiana, Zondra
- 12-25-10 20th Annual BDUC 2010 Photos: Category Winners! Photos by Carl Sermon
Here are the champions of each category from the various contests held throughout the weekend. Gina, Dilek, Rachel, Katya, Jane, Melanie, Mireya, Roxanne, Viridiana, Wiiz
- 12-7-10 Photos from the 20th Annual BDUC 2010 Saturday Night’s Judges Celebrity Show, Photos by Carl Sermon
This is the 20th year and was held in the Long Beach Convention Center. Saturday night’s show featured all the workshop teachers and the judges for the many competions. More of Carl’s lovely photos from the competitions are yet to come!
- 12-3-09 Division Champs of the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition 2009, photos by Carl Sermon
This contest is one of the first in the Belly Dance community and includes many categories covering different age groups, various styles and specialties.
- 11-26-08 Bellydancer of the Universe Competition 2008, photos by Carl Sermon
held in Long Beach, California, on February 18 & 19, 2008, produced by Tonya and Atlantis
- 2-8-11 Mama Raqia: Approachable Dance Deity Visits Mexico by Martha Duran
Raqia Hassan gave away 3 prizes in the event. One in recognition to Niral for her outstanding effort on organizing the event and welcoming her to Mexico. Raqia took about 20 minutes on the stage saying that she was so sad and angry that other teachers didn’t come to greet her at the event.
- 2-7-11 Gigbag Check #26- Jayna of Bellydance Superstars on the Gigbag Check page
Jayna is the daughter of Marta Schill a well known dancer in the community, especially in the Los Angeles area.
Jayna takes a moment back stage at the Marin Civic Auditorium in San Rafael, California to show us what she carries with her to get ready for performance. Kami Liddle, who is a tribal style bellydancer had her station next to Jayna. This was filmed in February 2009.
- 2-3-11 Getting Home, Report from Cairo by Leila Farid
As a new Egyptian national, I am proud that people are demanding their basic human rights, and at the same time, sorry for the economic hard times that have already begun here.
- 2-2-11- "But others do it too!" Pirating Recorded Music by Horacio Cifuentes
I figured we were investing in our future. “One day”, I thought, “we can retire from dance and collect the fruits of our efforts as music producers.” For a while we were able to retrieve our investment and go into profit. Unfortunately, this has changed now.
- 2-1-11 Attention Dancers: Have You Seen this Man? Text and photos by Denise Mannion
I promised that I would let the world of Belly dance know about this singular character! Watch (out) for him at you next event, for he could be anywhere!
- 1-30-11 Fun TImes at the Third Annual North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar, A Northern California Community Event by Katherine Goldsby and photos by Carl Sermon
Deborah Bennett and TerriAnne Gutierrez co-produced the third North Bay Bellydance Bazaar (NBBB) which was held on September 18 & 19, 2010 at the Sebastopol Community Center in Sonoma County, California.
- 1-28-11 The Unpleasant Truths, Part 3 of Being a Professional by Naajidah and Ashiya
If you really want to be a professional, first and foremost you must understand you are not so much a professional dancer as you are an entertainer.
- 1-27-11 Joweh’s "Call to Dance" In Guatemala, Part 1: Arrival by Chloe Villareal
Even our exhaustion couldn’t dampen our excitement and eagerness to explore our fascinating new surroundings.