This last weekend in Western Australia we have had a Labour Day long weekend - 28 February to 2 March.
One of the events over the weekend where I live was the Multi-Cultural Festival held on Saturday evening. This is a family based free event showcasing cultural dances from around the world representing the fabulous mix of cultures who live in our region. There was also a fusion of wonderful international tastes sold at the various food stalls around the event.
I am involved with the Sol-y-Sombra Spanish Dance Company and School of Dance. This year they danced the "Fire Dance" at the festival. Below is my favourite image from the night. This is our teacher Nicole. Don't you just love the swirl of those "fire" shawls?
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As I am relatively new to the group I am still learning this dance, so I wasn't involved in the production, but took photos from the sidelines - much more relaxing for me!
I enjoyed trying to capture the swirl of those skirts and shawls.
I had to fiddle around with the settings on my camera because of the low light, and I didn't want to use flash. I was happy with the results. These are all straight out of camera. I am yet to do any post production "fiddling". That will have to wait till I get my computer back. My lap top just doesn't cut it.
The make-up and hair for the performance were expertly done by Susie from our group.
Below is a pic of my daughter-in-law. She has been dancing Flamenco for about 10 years.
It was so lovely that she was happy to have her mother-in-law join the class a couple of years ago. It is something creative we can enjoy together.
Sol y Sombra is this year celebrating 25 years. They are planning a big production in September to celebrate. Lots of practicing and learning between now and then, especially for me!
I hope you have enjoyed these few images. This is just a short post today as I am still waiting for my computer to come back. I hope everything will be returned to normal next week and I'll be back with more images from the Multi-Culutral Festival.
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