Donna in Performance and on Tour

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2018 Schedule of Touring

and Performance Engagements

Additional engagements to be added as they are confirmed.

 

  1. Sacramento, CA (December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018): Solo Master teacher immersion sponsored by Belly Dance Teachers of Greater Sacramento (performance, instruction and keynote lecture) http://hotpotstudios.com/blog/donna-mejia-dance-intensive-hosted-by-belly-dance-teachers-of-greater-sacramento-bdtogs/
    1. Solo Program Notes: Performance Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage: “Orion’s Belt” by Sabrina Claudio / “We Come In Pieces” by Ample Mammal / “Modest with Motion” by Thook
  2. Denver,CO (January 28, 2018): Co-presenter and collaborator for Cafe Cultura Literary Salon in support of the #me, #hertoo, #timesup movement. Curated by Cara Cruikshank (The Invisible City, Denver, CO)
    1. Solo Program Notes, first appearance: improvised for #metoo in silence
    2. Solo Prrogram Notes, second appearance: Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music: “Orion’s Belt” by Sabrina Claudio
  3. Atlanta, GA (February 22 – 25, 2018): Co-headliner of transnational fusion dance festival “Tribalcon” (Performance, instruction and keynote lecture) https://tribalcon.com/
    1. Solo Program Notes for “Slow Burn”: Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage: “Modul” by Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile (81% normal speed) / “Orion’s Belt” by Sabrina Claudio
  4. Seattle, WA (April 5 – 8): Co-headliner of transnational fusion dance festival “Cues and Tattoos” (Performance, instruction of special programming/full-day immersion) http://cuesandtattoos.com/
    1. Solo Program Notes for “Grown Ass Woman”: Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage:  “Beautiful+ (feat. Violet Mari & Jeremy Uwah)(Excerpt)” by Brik.Liam / “Hi Lo (Excerpt)” by Chloe & Halle / “Border Girl (Excerpt)” by Young Fathers /  “Grown Ass Woman (Vlog Excerpts)” by Derrick Jaxn (” Signs You’re Dealing with a GROWN Woman,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fE653WiiE)
  5. Golden, CO (May 3 – 6): Co-headliner of transnational fusion dance festival “Elevations Dance” (performance and instruction) https://elevationbellydance.com/
    1. Solo Program Notes for “Grown Ass Woman”: Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage:  “Beautiful+ (feat. Violet Mari & Jeremy Uwah)(Excerpt)” by Brik.Liam / “Hi Lo (Excerpt)” by Chloe & Halle / “Border Girl (Excerpt)” by Young Fathers /  “Grown Ass Woman (Vlog Excerpts)” by Derrick Jaxn (” Signs You’re Dealing with a GROWN Woman,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fE653WiiE)
  6. Rome, Italy (June 1 – 3, 2018): Co-headliner of transnational fusion dance festival “Roma Tribal Meeting” (Performance and Instruction)  http://www.romatribal.com/
  7. Portland, OR (June 15 – 17, 2018): Master instructor Immersion Weekend hosted by Henna.  http://hennadances.com/belly-dance-workshops/
    1. First Appearance: “Slow Burn” Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage: “Java Clouds” by Banshee / “Orion’s Belt” by Sabrina Claudio
    2. Solo Program Notes for “Grown Ass Woman”: Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage:  “Beautiful+ (feat. Violet Mari & Jeremy Uwah)(Excerpt)” by Brik.Liam / “Hi Lo (Excerpt)” by Chloe & Halle / “Border Girl (Excerpt)” by Young Fathers /  “Grown Ass Woman (Vlog Excerpts)” by Derrick Jaxn (” Signs You’re Dealing with a GROWN Woman,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fE653WiiE)
  8. Chicago, IL (June 28 – July 1, 2018): Co-headliner of transnational fusion dance festival “Tribal Revolution” (Performance, instruction of special programming/full-day immersion) http://www.tribalrevolution.com/
    1. Solo Program Notes for “Grown Ass Woman”: Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage:  “Beautiful+ (feat. Violet Mari & Jeremy Uwah)(Excerpt)” by Brik.Liam / “Hi Lo (Excerpt)” by Chloe & Halle / “Border Girl (Excerpt)” by Young Fathers /  “Grown Ass Woman (Vlog Excerpts)” by Derrick Jaxn (” Signs You’re Dealing with a GROWN Woman,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fE653WiiE)
  9. Salt Lake City, UT (July 6 – 8): Co-headliner of multi-disciplinary festival “Real Artist Within/Epiphany” (Performance, adjudication, lecture and instruction) https://www.therawepiphany.com/
    1. Solo Program Notes for “Grown Ass Woman”: Performance, Costume Design and Choreography by Donna Mejia. Music Collage:  “Beautiful+ (feat. Violet Mari & Jeremy Uwah)(Excerpt)” by Brik.Liam / “Hi Lo (Excerpt)” by Chloe & Halle / “Border Girl (Excerpt)” by Young Fathers /  “Grown Ass Woman (Vlog Excerpts)” by Derrick Jaxn (” Signs You’re Dealing with a GROWN Woman,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fE653WiiE)
  10. Bloomington, IN (July 20 – 22): Co-headliner of transnational fusion dance festival “Shimmycon” (Performance, instruction, lecture) http://www.shimmycon.com/
  11. Plainfield, MA (August 2 – 5, 2018): Solo Master teacher immersion at national dance retreat center “Earthdance” (Instruction and lecture) http://www.earthdance.net/
  12. Rochester, MN (September 21 – 23, 2018): Keynote Address and performance “Women and Spirituality Conference” https://womenandspirituality.org/
  13. Maputo, Mozambique (October 4 – 11, 2018): Solo master teacher immersion for state sponsored school and private commercial studio (performance and instruction) https://www.ghawaziworldwide.com/
  14. Santiago, Chile (November 17 – 22, 2018): Solo Master teacher immersion sponsored by Assur Danza Teatro Oriental (Performance, Lecture and Instruction) https://www.bellyfusions.com/artistes/assur-danza-teatro-oriental/
  15. Mumbai, India (December 22, 2018 – January 3, 2019): Solo Master teacher immersion sponsored by Dipika Vijay’s Kohl Movement Company (Performance, Lecture and Instruction) https://www.facebook.com/pg/kohlmovement/about/?ref=page_internal

2017 Schedule of Touring Engagements

Additional engagements to be added as they are confirmed.

Thank you for checking back.

January 21, Saturday, Denver, CO  “Flow For Aleppo- Art Extravaganza” will be hosted at the Althea Center (1400 Williams St, Denver CO) at beginning at 6pm on Saturday January 21st 2017.  100% of funds created by this event will be donated to Hand in Hand for Syria- a non-profit which is on the ground in Aleppo providing relief with medicine, clothing, food, etc. 

February 17 – 19, Kansas City, MO:  Weekend Immersion sponsored by Duende Dance (http://www.troupeduende.com/)

March 4, 2017, Denver, CO:  Daylong Immersion Workshops sponsored by Erin Prince (http://www.erinelizabethbellydance.com/)

March 23 – 26, Ocean City, MD:  Art of the Belly Dance Festival (http://www.artofthebelly.com/)

March 31 – April 2, Seattle, WA:  Cues and Tattoos Dance Festival (http://cuesandtattoos.com/)

April 6 – 9, Decatur/Atlanta, GA:  TribalCon 2017 (http://tribalcon.com/)

April 10 – 14, Boulder, CO:  Bella Gaia’s Origin Stories will perform as part of the CU Boulder Conference on World Affairs (http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/)

April 21 – 23, University of Colorado at Boulder’s Theatre and Dance Department:  “The Current,”  an annual faculty showcase of new works (http://www.colorado.edu/theatredance/events-tickets/dance-events/current-2017)

May 4 – 7, Golden, CO:  Elevations Tribal Fusion Dance Conference (performance only) (https://elevationbellydance.com/)

June 15, Denver, CO:  Vilay Fusion Dance Night at Ophelia’s Electronic Soapbox (http://www.opheliasdenver.com/)

June 23 – 25, Austin, TX:  Austin Belly Dance Convention (http://www.theabdc.com/)

July 7 – 9, Park City, UT:  Raw Epiphany Dance Festival (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raw-epiphany-2017-tickets-26414459359)

July 19 – 23, Denver, CO: The Urantia Fellowships International Conference, University of Denver (http://www.urantiabook.org/Community/urantia-book-fellowships-international-conference-2017)

July 28 – 30, 2017, Traverse City, MI: Ignite Festival with Raks Incendia (https://raksincendia.com/tag/july-in-traverse-city/)

August 3 – 6, Orlando, FL:  Bellydance Masters Dance Convention (http://www.bellydancemasters.com/)

August 12, New York City, NY:  Harlem Hafla at Harlem School of the Arts, sponsored by Brandy Heyward of New York City.  (http://www.sistersinsharqui.com/)

August 17 – 20, Chattanooga, TN:  South  East Retreat/ Immersion sponsored by the Movement Collective (http://www.movementartscollective.com/donna-mejia-retreat.html)

October 4 – 9, Boston, MA:  Lion’s Jaw Dance Festival! Classes and Performances with a hoard of historic superstars in professional dance! (https://lionsjaw.com/)

October 12 – 15, Plainfield, MA EARTHDANCE ANNUAL IMMERSION with Donna Mejia.  3 hours of daily body work, and 3 hours of daily dance practice in the woods of the Berkshire hills.  Fees include dormitory boarding, all meals and events.  All proceeds donated to Earthdance’s scholarship for diversity (http://www.earthdance.net/)

November 20 – 25, Vancouver, Canada  Donna visiting and teaching with the Luciterra Dance Company (http://luciterradance.com/)

December 27 – 31, Sacramento, CA Hot Pot Studio Immersion with Donna Mejia. (http://hotpotstudios.com/)

2016 Schedule of Engagements

January 20 – 24, 2016, Denver, CO  International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference hosted by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company

(February – March 2016 reserved for writing projects and production of new concert material in collaboration with Jim Doyle and CU-Boulder Students)

April 8, 2016, University of Colorado Boulder, “Origin Stories” Conceived and Produced by Kenji Williams as a part of the Bella Gaia Project.  Presented as a part of CU Boudler’s Conference on World Affairs.  Atlas Black Box Theatre 1pm (http://www.bellagaia.com/os.html)

April 14 – 17, 2016, The Current Dance Concert at CU-Boulder’s Theatre and Dance Department. Premiere of a new solo and ensemble choreography. Tickets and concert info: (http://www.colorado.edu/theatredance/events-tickets/dance-events/current-2016)

April 28 – May 1, 2016, Golden CO, Elevation Dance Conference (performance/instruction):  (https://elevationbellydance.com/)

June 6 – 10, 2016, Boulder CO, Donna Mejia curates a new summer dance experience hosted by the Theatre and Dance Department.  Contemporary Dance Artist Helanius Wilkins teaches  daily 10:00 am – 12:00 pm!  Register by emailing Donna.mejia@colorado.edu.

June 23 – 26, 2016, New York City, NY  NYC Theatrical Bellydance Conference in Manhattan. (http://theatricalbellydance.com/)

August 4 – 7, 2016, Orlando, FL  Bellydance Masters Dance Conference (instruction/lecture/performance) (http://www.bellydancemasters.com/)

August 12 – 14, 2016, Portland OR, Jamballah Dance Festival (performance/instruction) (http://www.jamballahnw.com/)

October 13 – 17, 2016, Plainfield, MA EARTHDANCE ANNUAL IMMERSION with Donna Mejia.  3 hours of daily body work, and 3 hours of daily dance practice in the woods of the Berkshire hills.  Fees include dormitory boarding, all meals and events.  All proceeds donated to Earthdance’s scholarship for diversity (http://www.earthdance.net/2016donnamejia)

November 3 – 7, 2016, Orlando FL,  Weekend Immersion hosted by Lacy Sanchez’s Florida Tribal Dance (http://www.floridatribaldance.com)

November 9 – 20, 2016, University of Colorado at Boulder,  Donna Mejia choreographs for Lisa Volpe’s all female production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. (http://www.colorado.edu/theatredance/about-us)

December 2 – 4, 2016, Washington, D.C.  Weekend Immersion hosted by Rachel Kay Brookmire and Sahara Dance (http://saharadance.com)

…….

2015 Schedule of Engagements

(Thank you for your interest in my work and art.  This page is updated frequently)

January 8 – 11, 2015     3rd Coast Tribal Dance Festival in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas (

http://3rdcoasttribal.us/

)

January 23 – 25, 2015     East Coast Classic in Williamsburg, Virginia (

http://www.eastcoastbellydance.com/

)

February 1, 2015  Guest Instructor for Molly McClellan’s Red Elephant Studio Workshop Sampler in Denver, CO (http://www.redelephantworkshop.com/events.html) SOLD OUT!

February 20 – 22, 2015    Mexico City, Mexico Classes and Performance Sponsored by Xiaron Kerr (https://www.facebook.com/events/295122663996103/)

February 26 – March 1, 2015     TribalCon in Decatur, Georgia (

http://www.tribalcon.com/teachers

)

March 20, 2015  Instructional Class for the American College Dance Conference Northwest Regional Conference in Greeley, CO (https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1582561

April 15 – May 17, 2014,  Choreographer/Performer for original work 11 Reflections on September (by Andrea Assaf), @ La MaMa Theatre in New York City, NY (http://art2action.org/eleven-reflections-on-september/)

May 12 – 17, 2015  Tribal Fest in Sebastopol, CA (http://blacksheepbellydance.com/tf15/)

June 11 – 14, 2015  Hi-ARTS’ Women of the World Festival at the Apollo Theatre, New York City (https://www.apollotheater.org/programs/global-festival )

July 30 – August 2, 2015     Bellydance Masters in Orlando, Florida (

http://www.bellydancemasters.com/

)

July 18 – August 10, 2015  Bates Dance Festival in Maine (http://www.batesdancefestival.org/)

September 15, 2015, 11 Reflections on September performs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (Archived:  http://www.kennedy-center.org/artist/B236113)

October 2, 2015, Boulder Community Action Program Diversity Awards in Longmont, CO  (Performance and Keynote Address)

October 8 – 12, 2015, Earthdance Transnational Dance Immersion in Plainfield, Massashusetts (http://www.earthdance.net/2015donnamejia)

November 6 – 8, 2015,  Chattanooga, TN with the Movement Arts Collective (http://www.movementartscollective.com/#!donnamejia/cvh)

December 4 – 6, 2015, Washington D.C. with Sahara Dance Studio (http://saharadance.com/)

December 28 – 31, 2015, Boston, MA Drop in classes and repertory choreography at the venerable Dance Complex of Cambridge (http://www.dancecomplex.org/winter-wonder-dance.htm)

2014 Schedule of Engagements

March 7 – 9, 2014     “The Current” CU Boulder Faculty Recital of New Works in Boulder, Colorado (

http://theatredance.colorado.edu/2014/02/the-current-puts-spotlight-on-new-cu-dance-faculty-works-annual-showcase-march-7-9/

)

March 27 – 31, 2014    Cues and Tatoos Festival in Seattle, Washington (

http://cuesandtattoos.com/

)

April 24 – 27, 2014     Elevations Tribal Fusion Conference and Festival in Golden, Colorado (

http://evergreentribalarts.com/elevation/

)

May 14 – 18, 2014     Tribal Fest 2014 Dance Festival in Sebastopol, California (

http://www.blacksheepbellydance.com/tf14/

)

July 14 – 20, 2014     Tribal Umrah Dance Conference/Festival in Prague, Czech Republic (

http://www.tribalumrah.fr/

)

August 1 – 3, 2014,     Lecture, Performance and Instruction in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

August 8 – 10, 2014     Arise Festival in Loveland Colorado (instruction only) (

http://arisefestival.com/

)

September 8 – 13, 2014     Viral Dance Colloquium at CU Boulder, Colorado (http://cuboulderdance.wordpress.com/)

September 19 – 21, 2014     Plaza de Anaya Intensive in Tempe, AZ (

http://plazadeanaya.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=126

)

October 2 – 13, 2014     University of South Florida Residency in Tampa, Florida (

http://theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu/content/go/dance/

)

October 16 – 20, 2014     Earthdance Transnational Dance Immersion in Plainfield, Massachusetts (

http://www.earthdance.net/calendar/2014/10/transnational-dance-immersion-donna-mejia

)

November 8 – 9, 2014, Panel Discussion and returning master classes at USF in Tampa, Florida

November 14 – 16, 2014     Sahara Dance Studio  in Washington D.C. (

http://saharadance.com/workshops/

)

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  1. Hi Donna! Can you give us a hint as to what you you’ll be teaching in Orlando in July, 2015? After attending your workshop in the Cincinnati/Covington area a few years back, (thanks to Zahara) I knew that once was not enough. I’d also love for my new students to have a similar experience! Peace and love, Jan H.

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