RF - Fwd: posting FCBD and Drumming invitation

charlotte epps lizardkeep at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 8 06:38:13 PST 2001

>From: "Kirsten Crouse" <kirsten at lcc.net>
>To: <lizardkeep at hotmail.com>, <chrystal_dragon at hotmail.com>
>Subject: posting FCBD and Drumming invitation
>Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 15:13:38 -0600
>Howdy All
>I was hoping that you would not mind posting the following information on
>all SCA related sites and forwarding it to any interested parties. It is my
>hope to include and increase the SCA presence in more of the shows and
>There is a tribal troupe in Houston that I am trying to get contact info on
>to extend to them a special invitation. Any thoughts?
>Here is the info:
>This is an invitation to all Drummers and Dancers in the Known World
>As you may have heard Carolena Nerricchio herself and members of FCBD will
>be in Houston Texas Feb 02-04 for a Tribal Workshop and Tribal Get-Away
>Weekend www.triskelionevents.com
>In conjunction with the dance workshop, there will also be a Tribal 
>Technique workshop Sat 11:30 - 12:30 PM  and Sun 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM.
>The cost for BOTH days of the drum workshop is only $25.00 before Jan 15th
>and $35.00 after.
>All aspects of the workshop - dancing, and drumming - are open to all no
>matter what skill level.
>You are also invited to come to the incredible show Sat Feb 03, 2001 that
>will feature the top performers of Tribal and Middle Eastern dance from all
>over the United States. Show tickets are $12.00 before Jan 15th and $15.00
>I have included the bios of the drum instructors so that you may make an
>informative decision about the drum workshop.
>I have also included a list of vendors at the bottom who will be at the
>workshop for those who might need to pick up something extra for their
>For more info please contact www.triskelionevents.com
>Terrence Karn's Bio:
>Terrence Karn has been playing music for dancers and composing for a wide
>variety of theatrical venues for 25 years.
>His experience as a dancer and musician has come from many diverse and
>respected sources.  Terrence has studied and trained at such respected
>institutions as the Ali Akbar College, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Teatro Rue
>Canada, and the Children's Theater of Minneapolis.
>Terrence has continued his studies with master teachers from around the
>world; Sri Diam Ali Qudri, Sri Natya Raja Ram, Kyra Nijinsky, Gwen Verdon,
>Marcel Marceau, Nikolai Zurkovin, Celso Maldinado, and Marcus Tula Khan 
>to name a few.
>Performing internationally, Terrence Karn most recently composed a
>performance piece for Travesty Dance Company in New York.  Along with the
>responsibilities being a performer and co-Director for Gypsy Dance Theater,
>Terrence also works with a variety of ethnic bands as a featured musician.
>Terrence has released two CDs and has another on the way. His music can be
>heard on http://www.globalgrooves.org/ and http://www.moodafaruka.com/
>Terrence has taught workshops for people of all ages and backgrounds
>including those with special needs. Terrence will be teaching again at 
>Dance Festival  and creating new music for internationally acclaimed
>artists. He currently teaches Character Dance at The Houston Ballet Academy
>and The American Russian Cultural Exchange; and is the music director for
>the U of H Dance Dept. and Rice Dance Theatre.
>Ken Knezick's Bio:
>Ken Knezick began his musical career in adolescence, training as a boy
>soprano at Westminster Choir College. In his own college years he went on
>to perform with the Rutgers Glee Club and the Rutgers Symphony Chorale,
>singing on multiple occasions in Carnegie Hall and, in celebration of its
>25th Anniversary; in the General Assembly of the United Nations.
>Running parallel with his classical training, Ken learned the mandolin from
>his father, Thomas Knezick, and performed in bluegrass and folk music
>around the U.S.A. Coming to Houston in 1977, Ken began to sing with the
>Houston Symphony Chorale, and to perform upon the mando-cello with the
>Houston Balalaika Society, Greg Harbar's Gypsies, and the Ukrainian Dancers
>of Houston.
>In 1978, Ken began a cherished position as Master of Ceremonies and lead
>drummer for the belly dance troupe at the Texas Renaissance
>Festival, a job that he continues to fill today, some 23 years later. In
>1999, Ken Knezick and Terrance Karn began to assemble the musicians,
>dancers, and repertoire of Gypsy Dance Theatre. Now entering their third
>year with Gypsy Dance Theatre, Ken and Terrence continue to explore an
>amalgam of ancient and contemporary rhythms, music, and dance.
>1. Kruz from New Orleans: many of us receive his monthly emails to keep us
>going. he has been instrumental in bringing the dance community through the
>south, east, north and west together on a central list and flow of
>information. I had the pleasure of meeting him last year in New 
>life has been better for it. His wares include the largest video and music
>collection I have seen in one place. He also specializes in henna products
>and many treasures from "Morocco to India."
>2. Desert Dancer Imports from Dallas/Fort Worth area. Daungerous vended 
>us at Kira. Many of us bought costumes, bells, tribal accessories from her.
>In addition she will have many of the fabulous things she brought with her
>back in November!
>3. Megha Moon Mendhi will be providing henna art on body and on natural
>skinned instruments. Want to personalize your drum, bring it and choose a
>design or create one for yourself and the mendhi masters will create it for
>you. They will also be available for henna body art. Their work is amazing!
>Megha has brought  as much as she could learn through her international
>travels back for our enjoyment and amazement.
>4. Massage by Maia! Our very own massage therapist will have a new line of
>bath and body products to enhance whichever moment you wish! She will also
>be available for massage through-out the workshop...chair massage, table
>massage body wraps and a variety of other tantalizing treats will be
>available. The stress of your every day lives could be transformed into a
>memory...as can those muscle aches and pains form having your butt kicked 
>5. Flying Skirts will bring a collection of tribal accessories and costumes
>available through Fat Chance Belly Dance. Many of us have shopped
>online..now we get to touch, feel and love the experience in person. Buy
>their videos, and music as well!
>6. Joanie Tilton will dazzle us with one of a kind tribal accessories and
>jewelry. her collection of jewelry will astound you. She has an accessory
>for everything form belts to bras to head-dresses to ears. You name, she 
>accessorize it! Many of us have seen her wares on the dance circuit in 
>cities. now she is in Houston's backyard!
>7. Tatika will dazzle us with everything from tribal to cabaret and from 
>"glitzy" to "dynamic." She is also well known on the circuit for her
>commitment to quality wares for the dancer in form and the dancer at heart.
>I have no doubt that she will bring a special spin to the workshop from
>which we can all benefit!
>8. Lucia's Garden: Lucia cam to Kira's workshop and brought that "New Age"
>touch. her books on dancing, spirituality through rhythm,  dance history,
>goddess philosophy and the like was something that was cool to experience.
>We are hoping she will come again with a full line of book, tarot cards,
>goddess products, candles and the many wonderful things we all drive into
>the loop to buy from her shop.
>9. Asheara's Hand: Asheara will have her incredible hand painted silk veils
>and silk creations on hand. Her veils are not just an accessory but dance
>partners that are art in motion.
>10. Cartouche: from Lawrence, Kansas. Belly Dancing costumes, accessories,
>jewelries, musical instruments, MUSIC, gift items from the Middle East and
>An incredible selection.

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