Fusion Belly Dance Troupe. As an ever-evolving caravan
of performers, you can expect to see dancers that include
all ages and come from a variety of ethnic and dance
With music and dances that transcend cultural barriers,
the SolLuna Dancers perform intricate group and solo
dances armed with a variety of props including veils,
swords, snakes, and staffs to create a truly extraordinary
Eclectic Caravan of Belly Dancers,
Musicians and Performing Artists
Featuring: Oracle and Burning Sky Musicians
Oracle ~ Tribal Fusion Belly Dancers
Elaborately costumed, beautifully adorned Dancers present an exciting
repertoire of Improvisational Choreography and Tribal Fusion Belly
Dance. We provide a synergetic dance presentation of solo, duet and
group performances, utilizing a variety of props such as; scimitars, veils,
candles, zills and fans.
Burning Sky Musicians ~ We perform primarily for Belly Dancers
featuring Tribal Rhythms, World Fusion and Traditional Middle Eastern
You will find Oracle and Burning Sky Musicians at each performance.
Additionally, we feature a collection of guest performers that include Belly
Dancers; encompassing a variety of dance styles, Musicians and
Performing Artists. We offer stage performances with a mix of recorded
and live music; as well as an encampment that includes space for
performing and audience interaction. We invite guest performers and
provide elements to each show to accommodate the diversity of each
The 28th Annual
Sonora Celtic Faire
March 7th,8th & 9th 2014
Mountain Motion a one of kind performance team made
up of Kevin Axtell, Jeremiah Johnston and Erin Stephensl
has been performing together for over two years, and has
been a favorite act at the Sonora Celtic Faire, Ironstone
Vineyards' 4th of July Celebration, ICES Childrens Fair,
the Angels Camp Jumping Frog Jubilee, Magic of the
Night, several churches throughout Tuolumne County,
and the Sierra HOPE Red Dress Fundraiser just to name
a few. This means that They have the experience and the
skills to make our event unforgettable!!
Mountain Motion's Show
is Stunning. Hypnotic. Amazing. You've never seen
anything like it!
From flaming swords and fire balls to torches, poi, and
staff, words can't do this show justice.
Thier juggling day shows include:
-diabolos (chinese yo-yos)
-crystal ball manipulation (contact juggling or "Fushigi
-a “danger portion”* that has knife juggling and fire
-plus much more!!
(Mountain Motion WebSite)
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The Universe According to Galileo Show
"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within
The Universe According to Galileo Show™ is a unique interactive show
with the Maestro himself. With the "help" of his house maid Marina Gamba,
Galileo entertains & discusses the fundamentals of the budding science of
astronomy of his time. (Circa: 1608-1611.) With the ever popular, Planets
on a Stick™, Galileo asks for volunteers from the audience to become a
living model of the known universe based on the theories of Aristotle,
Ptolemy and Copernicus, as well as, his discoveries made with the
telescope. By adding a touch of wit, improvisation and a little Italian
Commedia Del' Arte flavor, you'll not only be entertained, but have a good
time learning something as well.
The show is somewhat family orientated (PG-13), the show is versatile and
flexible to accommodate for a children's audience and adult audiences. The
show can be done with as little as a few people for an up close and
personal show, to a full audience and everything in between.
Thomas Wood ~ Pyrojuggler
Skill and Danger! This hilarious show will tantalize your
senses and tickle your funny bone as Thomas juggles
torches, knives, bowling balls, crystal balls, full glasses of
water, clubs and your hearts! He is renowned as a
contactut of the audience!
Story Theater is a unique blend of storytelling and improvised
theater created live from children's suggestions. Story
Theater is wholesome, intelligent entertainment that stimulates
the imagination and inspires creativity. What child won’t be
amazed to see a show created out of the power of
(Story Theater WebSite)
Kyla's School of Scottish Highland Dance
Scottish Highland dancing is the embodiment of the Scottish spirit. The traditional
Highland dances tell stories about the proud Scottish Highland people centuries ago,
who fought fiercely for their lands, their freedom and their families. Through dance,
Scottish legends have persevered through the centuries.
Scottish Highland dancing is a sport, in the most literal sense of the word. Dancers
must show strength, agility, endurance and control over even the tiniest muscle
movements. Dancers who have been perfecting their art for years are in fantastic
Scottish Highland dancing is inclusive of all cultures. Many of our dancers have no
Scottish ancestry, but sought out lessons after watching our dancers perform in the
community. The allure of Highland dance is timeless and not bound by bloodlines. The
skirl of the pipes appeals to everyone, but few have the ability to translate those
haunting notes into the ancient stories.
Devon Yip (currently third in the US) and Pamela Faljean are the two stage
dancers for the weekend at the Sonora Celtic Faire.
More Info on the dancers Here!
All types of Celtic dogs and
The Glen of Imaal Terrier are Coming
Among the many of its treasures that Ireland has shared with the world, are several
beloved breeds of dogs. Among them are four beguiling terriers and perhaps least known
of them is the Glen of Imaal Terrier. It has been described variously as a
rough-and-ready Sealyham, a miniature Irish Wolfhound, or a Soft Coated Wheaten on
short legs, etc. While these descriptions might allude to an aspect of the Glen of Imaal’s
profile, they ultimately miss the point. The Glen isn’t a rough-and-ready or miniature
anything. It predates many of the breeds to which it is likened and is a truly unique and
remarkable creature beloved by most everyone fortunate enough to come into contact
The history of the breed finds its roots in the starkly beautiful Glen of Imaal in County
Wicklow. Like its three Irish cousins--the Kerry Blue Terrier, the Soft Coated Wheaten
Terrier, and the Irish Terrier--the Glen of Imaal Terrier was initially bred to rid the home
and farm of vermin, and hunt fox and badger. The European badger weighs in at 40 lbs
and the Glen was tough and strong enough to go to ground and dispatch the vermin
According to legend the Glen of Imaal also has a unique task which it was expressly
designed for: it was a turnspit dog. The turnspit was a large wheel which, when paddled
by the dog, would turn the spit over the hearth--a canine-propelled rotisserie, if you will.
The Glen’s highly individualized bowed front legs and powerful hindquarters were ideally
suited for this. For several hundred years, these hearty dogs performed their tasks
unnoticed by all except those who treasured them. With the advent of dog shows in the
19th century, the breed began to emerge into the public eye. In 1934, the Glen of Imaal
Terrier was given full recognition by the Irish Kennel Club. It was the third of the four
Irish terrier breeds to be so acknowledged. The breed is now recognized by the Kennel
Club of Great Britain, FCI, and several rare breed associations. In America the Glen
was fully recognized by the American Kennel Club and entered the AKC Terrier Group
in October 2004 though the hard efforts of members of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of
America. There are 600-700 Glens registered in the United States.