Soo, today, May 17th, is Norway's National Day, celebrated across the nation. Happy birthday, Norway! :)
|Karl Johan Street, Oslo|
A perfect day to say my thanks for the wonderful time I got to spend there for the second time this year, at Siri and Catherine Ydstie's Oslo 1001 Nights festival the first weekend of May.
|Dance for Norway <3 - Picture by Miriam Embla|
|After the shimmy class|
Norway is a special place to me dance-wise, as it was one of the first countries where I got to travel for teaching a 'full' workshop-and-show weekend, and although I was pretty nervous about it at that time, I absolutely loved it. Since then I've been lucky enough to have traveled there 3 more times, and it always feels like 'home' to me.
|Back in the day - Oslo 2010|
Below are some pictures and videos of the latest edition of Oslo 1001 Nights festival. Co-teacher and guest performer was the fabulous Guy Shalom of Baladi Blues. Hope you'll enjoy!
|Guy and Siri in action - Check Miriam Embla's tumblr blog for more pictures!|
|Fan veil love - picture by Miriam Embla|
And a small cameo at the end of this drum solo with the infamous Shimmy Sistahs (Siri and Cath)
So much fun :) A huge thanks again to all workshop participants and supporters of the festival, the working team, the most appreciative audience, my lovely co-performers and teachers and of course to my hosting ladies, the Ydstie sisters.
|My 'Ydstie Shimmy Sister' alter ego :)|
|Encouraging words from the breakfast table|
|'Before' 1001Natt Festival :)|
Til neste gang, Norway!
|Sky view of Norway <3|