Friday June 23, 2017

The Barefoot Gypsies get RAWarded!

The Barefoot Gypsies are the Northern Rivers’ premier Tribal Belly Dance Company and are well known for their dynamic, dramatic and colourful performances. It’s belly dancing like you’ve never known before!
Troupe Director Danielle Sansom was thrilled to learn they’d been awarded the RAW Byron Bay Performing Artist of the Year for 2014; “being a part of the RAWartists showcase was such a fantastic experience and to receive this accolade is a very big cherry on top!”
The troupe performed to a packed crowd presenting a show that encompassed swirling skirts, silk fan veils, balkan fusion, remixed Bach and electro swing, just a taste of their repertoire!
The Company is based in Lismore where they hold classes for toddlers, juniors, teens and adults at their huge new studio in the CBD. About a year ago Director Danielle Sansom officially partnered up with best friend & troupe member Sasha Fox to form an umbrella business GypsyFox Productions. Together they have launched the studio, which is having it’s Grand Opening – Gypsy Carnivale – on March 21st, 2015. They also host events, workshops and parties for private & corporate functions, charity events, hen’s parties, you name it!
“We love working together on all these creative projects. We have a very similar approach and work ethic. Even though we both work full time at other jobs our business is also a full time job!” says Sasha.
But Danielle notes “it’s not just a job though, it’s a passion! Creating art, working with the community, collaborating with local artists, it’s pretty amazing! We get a great response from the crowds when they see us perform because they can see how much we’re enjoying ourselves. That’s why RAW was such a great fit for us; they’re all about local arts, culture and community!”
Learn more about The Barefoot Gypsies, their classes, upcoming performances and events, (plus get tickets to their studio opening!) at their website: www.thebarefootgypsies.com OR facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebarefootgypsies and see their RAW profile here: http://rawartists.org/thebarefootgypsies

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