This bellydance event, called Exotic Blend, is held once a month and features different themes. Whether you like Tribal, Tribal Fusion, Cabaret, Traditional bellydance or simply just having a nice relaxing time watching some wonderful performances, this is your gig. Sponsored by Blue Damsel (Rachel Lazarus Soto and Politti Ashcraft), various troupes and groups from around Southern California are invited to come and dance. And what a fun time we all had.
Some very good friends and superb belly dancers "Burning Incense" took the stage next. Man, Jennifer has the most beautiful eyes and lips and Arlette is simple stunning. They move so smoothly that it is no wonder that they have taken in many awards over the years. (including Belly Dancer of the Universe).
The Damsels did a funky disco number to wrap things up and they brought the house down. Of course Leslie, my gorgeous and talented wife, rocked. Along with Leslie were Politti, Erin, Nancy and Tonja. They kicked ass. Not traditional bellydance, but more belly disco. What a blast.
If you have the time, Exotic Blend takes place the 3rd Friday of every month in Redlands, CA on the corner of Barton and Alabama. Many of these dancers you will see or have seen at Tribal Caravan, Tribal Cafe, and/or Punk Raqs. Check out the photo album to see more pics of the event.