Secret Garden Dance Spectacular


November 23, 2017 // Move Machiya Theatre, Tokyo, Japan // By Amelia & Elisabeth

In the Secret Garden, experience the beauty of Japan’s and the world’s best belly dancers for one night of magic on November 23, 2017.

Unlike other belly dance productions, this show will feature only dance companies who are challenged to build brand new choreography, costumes, and stories for the Secret Garden in three months. Do you think your dance company has what it takes?


このショーは、三か月という期間で新しい振付と衣装を作り、シークレット・ガーデンの物語を創り出すことのできるベリーダンスのグループだけが体験できる、これまでのベリーダンスショーとは一線を画したものです。 あなたのダンスカンパニーもチャレンジしてみては?

  • May 31: Registration deadline for Japanese dance companies
  • July 20: Registration deadline for international dance companies
  • Aug 24: Announce 10-12 participating groups and themes + twists
  • Sept 24: Check-in with Amelia and Elisabeth and program information due
  • Oct 24: Check-in with Amelia and Elisabeth, meet your host troupe and send choreography video

Many of us fell in love with belly dance and the cultures it and other Middle Eastern dances come from, although its roots are far from our homes. Now is your chance to broaden your cultural horizons even further and participate in a unique cultural exchange, strengthening ties and friendships between dancers, even across oceans! Successful dance companies will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in hosting or taking part in an “adopt-a-company” exchange
  • Dance to live Middle Eastern music at a hafla featuring all participating dance companies
  • Learn in workshops from some of the world’s most innovative theatrical belly dance artists
  • Learn and dance two choreographies together with dancers from many different countries, sharing the common language of dance
  • Enjoy all that Tokyo has to offer, from enjoying fresh sushi and people watching in the artsy neighborhood of Shimokitazawa, to enjoying a steam bath and massage at one of Tokyo’s fabled hot spring baths, to wandering through the garden grounds of the Imperial Palace

Queries? Contact info@secretgardendance.com