Alisha Lee, Korea's Bellydance Goddess, and Jill Ngo-Crisologo, Manila's Bellydance Goddess, in Bellyfest 2011.
Ever since I got to watch authentic belly dancing in Dubai, I've been intrigued by this kind of dance.
I was happy to meet and discover the Goddesses of Bellydance, Jill Ngo-Crisologo's professional belly dancing group in last year's Bellyfest 2010.
This year's Bellyfest was bigger, more organized and had more impressive belly dance performances.
The first part of the Bellyfest was sort of a bellydancing musical theater, with classic fairy tales as its theme.
Act 2: The Best of Bellydance Performances
Korea's Bellydance Goddess Alisha Lee's performance was awesome to say the least. It was like she was moving into a picture-perfect pose every second, while her belly was constantly dancing in time with the music.
Jill Ngo-Crisologo leads the way in elevating the art of belly dance in Manila. She is the organizer of the Bellyfest, the owner of Peak Performance Studio and the leader of the Goddesses of Bellydance.
Bellyfest 2011 was fun also because of the presentations of the belly dance enthusiasts. Here are some of the recital highlights that we loved:
Formerly known as the UP Belly Dance Club, it is the first university-based belly dance club in the Philippines. I liked their modern take on belly dancing.
Aside from Jill Ngo-Crisologo, Sundee Vinas is one of my favorite belly dance performers in the Bellyfest. I can still remember her awesome belly dance with the sword last year.
Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: We are friends with Jill Ngo-Crisologo and we got a complimentary invitation to Bellyfest 2011.
P.S. To learn more about Bellydancing and to be part of Bellyfest 2012, you can contact:
Peak Performance Dance Studio
12 Don A. Roces Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila
Mobile: Jill Ngo-Crisologo +63917 624-7534
Telephone: +632 413-3466, 502-2912