By Shawn Despres
The launch party for Canadian dancer Eshe’s new monthly belly dance event, Love Dance, will take place on Saturday, April 4 at Bowie in Hongdae. Eshe is the belly dancer for local folk act Orgeltanz and has performed with Cocore and at experimental music showcase Bulgasari. Orgeltanz accordionist and vocalist Marca Marco recently gave birth to a baby girl so the band is taking a short break making it an opportune time for Eshe to start Love Dance.
Love Dance’s April 4 opening will include guest contributions from E-Bellydance’s Lee Ju Yeon and Wakako from the highly respected Tokyo dance troupe Samanyolu. Samanyolu danced at last summer’s famed Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
Love Dance will have three sets of belly dancing from 7 – 10 p.m. and the cover charge is 10,000 won. Subsequent editions of Love Dance will run on the first Saturday of each month. “Shimmy shimmy ya, shimmy yam, shimmy yay …”