…nourish the soul and express the divine!
Directed and facilitated by Laura Entwined, our comprehensive yoga and bellydance training and performance programs bring together more than 15-20years of study with over 45 teachers worldwide. Entwined has over 15yrs experience performing professionally solo as well as within a group, and choreographing/directing student and professional troupe performances. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Entwined has also worked nationally and internationally, performing in the USA, Bali and New Zealand.
Entwined Bellydance is the creative project of Laura Entwined, an accomplished Melbourne-based, Queensland-born, traditional, tribal and fusion bellydance artist, teacher, coach and choreographer.
She has been training and performing since 2006 and teaching successful weekly classes in Melbourne since 2012.
She is a regular and sought after guest teacher and performer at many national music, lifestyle and arts festivals and a popular soloist and troupe director at numerous local bellydance events. She has also travelled interstate and internationally to perform, including Brisbane, Bali, Byron Bay, California and Sydney to name a few.
Laura is also a sought after solo performer, dancing regularly at festivals, clubs and a regular guest performer with DJ/producers live bands Ganga Giri (2011-present) and Sikander, and a member of The Space Cadets with DJ Mickey Space (2016-present).
She has performed alongside numerous international bellydance stars including Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Sharon Kihara, Ashley Lopez, Mat Jacob and Deb Rubin, as well as local and international touring traditional world and electronic musicians such as Dov1 (USA), Spoonbill, Freya, Kodiak Kid, Ish K, Templestep Project, Dunklebunt (NL), Algorithym, Zone Tempest Bashka, Kundalini Project (Ital), Chamberlain, Babaganoush, Sitar Ace, Cheshire and Griff.
Entwined Bellydance is home to a number of current performance projects:
- Laura Entwined
- Entwined Bellydance Troupe (traditional and fusion pro troupe)
- Ghawazi Rose Tribal (community/tribal/folkloric troupe)
- The Svadisthana Project (Indian/temple fusion)
- L’ectro Shimmy Charmers (jazz era/swing)
- Lemniscara (dark fusion/experimental)
Laura’s unique and holistic approach has been inspired by extensive studies with the international, national and local pioneers of tribal style such as Olga Meos, Zoe Jakes, Suhaila Salimpour, Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Jill Parker, Sharon Kihara, Cera Beyer, Deb Rubin, Princess Farhana, Colleena Shakti, Kami Liddle, Ashley Lopez, amongst many others; and is sought out for her individual fluid and elegant style.
Laura previously founded collaborative professional dance troupes The Aurora (2008/9) and Black Lotus (2010/11); and was as a long-standing member of Underbelly’s tribal bellydance troupe Red Belly Black (2006-2012).
She has performed at various events and venues, since 2006 including: Tribal Fest 2011 (California, USA), Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Rainbow Serpent, Strawberry Fields, Esoteric, Peats Ridge, Happy Daze, Earth Frequency, Seven Sisters, Tribal & Trance, Mind Body Spirit, Yemaya, Renaissance, Come Together, Burning Seed; as well as at Rubix Warehouse, Grace Space, Noise Bar, Thornbury Theatre, La Di Da, Ruby’s/Sooki Lounge, Hi Fi Bar, Playspace, Dante’s, CERES and BMW Edge, amongst many others.
Laura is proficient in numerous props such as sword, finger cymbals/zils/sagat, fan veils, veil, fire fans, isis wings, floor work and more.
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