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Scroll down for bios and videos for Dalia Carella, Carmine Guida, & Kami Liddle
Dalia Carella is a renowned world fusion artist, choreographer, master teacher, and the Founder/ Artistic Director of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective. Her rich background has lead her to make works utilizing both ethnic and contemporary movement, that are ingrained with a deep spiritual and mystical essence. She is known for her explorations into cultural dance forms, her precise and seamless blending of traditional and modern dance in the theatrical context, and for her dark and sultry cabaret stylings, evocative of the European underground, circa the 1920s and 30s.
As a master teacher and choreographer, Dalia brings with her expertise in a wide variety of world dance that she has studied, including: Flamenco, Indian (Bollywood and Bhangra) Afro-Haitian, Samba, Salsa, Bomba and Plena, Tango as well as jazz and ballet. In 1985, she created her "Dunyavi Gypsy (Roma) Dance", a signature dance form, for which she is known throughout the world. The core of Dunyavi work is Dalia’s extensive research of the Romany trail, focusing primarily on the Roma dances of Spain, India, Turkey. Dalia also performs and teaches a second style of Gypsy Rom dance, “Flamenco Araby/El Mundo”, that blends Middle Eastern, Flamenco and Latin dance influences.
Carmine T. Guida is a New York City-based, nationally recognized musician, teacher and performer. Guida is known primarily for teaching the doumbek; however, he also plays several other instruments professionally: oud, cumbus, riq, bass guitar, guitar, and mandolin.
Carmine T. Guida has had hundreds of performances inside and outside of the US. He performs in New York City with Middle East meets Brooklyn fusion band Djinn. Their debut album, "The Middle East Side," was favorably reviewed by The Chronicles. Guida has also performed with New York City-based progressive rock band Pain Hertz. Carmine performs monthly on Long Island with traditional bellydance music band Baharat. Source: Wikipedia
Kami Liddle has studied various dance styles throughout her life, but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She has studied cabaret style belly dance then found Fat Chance Belly Dance Tribal Style. She began to perform as a soloist incorporating other styles into her ATS repertoire such as modern, hip hop, jazz and Bhangra dance. After earning her degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005, she decided to pursue her passion full time and since then has performed and taught in over 20 countries. Kami toured with the Bellydance Superstars for 6 years and was a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. She is based out of San Francisco, CA and currently tours the world as a solo artist and occasionally with tours with Beats Antique.