FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH
KL 20:00 - AL FARAH SHOW and DANCER OF THE YEAR!
Cafeteatret, Hollendergata 8, OSLO
CC: NOK 200.
When purchasing a Package Deal entrance to both shows is included.

Single tickets can be purchased by regisering to the festival, or at the door.

DANCER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
& AL FARAH SHOW

Tonight the only Norwegian bellydance-competition, Dancer of the Year, will be held!
Ten dancers in each category are given the opportunity to compete for great prizes and the title Dancer of the Year 2018!
Tonights categories are Folklore and Professional Oriental
.

Ater announcing the winners, we continue our evening with the Al Farah Show, where performers will showcase their varied characters and creativity!

Eleonora Nidal, Italy
Eleonora is this years guestperformer at the annual Al Farah Show!
She began her dance studies at the age of 6 (classic ballet);
Then at age 11 she falls in love with Oriental Dance, and begins her studies and her journey begins with Egyptian master Saad Ismail from the Reda troupe.
She graduated with Egyptian master Zaza Hassan in France (Pantin) 2008 and now teaches at many international festivals and schools in Europe, Latin America and the USA.
She teaches regular classes in Argentina and in Europe and she is a well-known dancer in Latin America, where she has her 1-month tour every year, where she performs in the nation's most prestigious theaters.
In Italy she has long had her great festival in Rome "Sharqy Day Rome" one of the largest Italian festivals.
In Italy she trains new professional dancers and future teachers for the Italian Federation.
In 2016 she founded her company of 8 professional dancers, the "Nidal caravan", who perform with Eleonora Nidal in large events in Italy and other European countries. Don't miss her prformance Friday Night!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1oTH
KL 20:00 - OODF SHOW AND DANCER OF THE YEAR!
Cafeteatret, Hollendergata 8, OSLO
CC: KR 300
When purchasing a Package Deal entrance to both shows is included.

Single tickets can be purchased by regisering to the festival, or at the door.

DANCER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Tonight the only Norwegian bellydance-competition, Dancer of the Year, will be held!
Maximum ten dancers in each category are given the opportunity to compete for great prizes and the title Dancer of the Year 2018!
Tonights categories are Fusion and Amateur Oriental.

Ater announcing the winners, we continue our evening with the OODF Show with this years guest performers.

Helene of Norway
Helene is one of the leading oriental dancers and choreographers in Norway, and one of the few who master both Turkish and Egyptian styles of dance. She runs Studio Orient in downtown Oslo and works internationally giving performances and workshops worldwide.
She is the organizer of Oslo Oriental Dance Festival and is one of the dancers in the troup Divas of Bellydance consisting of five of Norway's most established oriental dancers. She is also the organizer of the annual bellydance competition, Dancer of the Year, which is held during the festival.
Helene is known from events and media, such as the Norwegian 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'Dancing With The Stars', and was a semifinalist in 'Norway's Got Talent 2015. 
She has performed live with the legendary Ibrahim Tatlises and has performed for HRH the King of Norway.
She has produced the Norwegian instructional DVD, 'Bellydance with Helene', and has two oriental music albums, by Mustapha Dahir orchestra, dedicated to her dance.
www.helene.no www.studioorient.no

Rozalia Walocha, Polen
Choreographer and cultural expert with master academic diplomas.
Professional teacher, and multi awarded dancer in oriental and ballroom styles.
6 times Polish Champion in Oriental Dance.
4th place in the professional category of the World Championship, IDO.
Winner of competitions at many prestigious oriental festivals such as Heshk Beshk Festival (Italy), Aini ya Aini Festival (Spain), Rakkas Istanbul Festival (Turkey), 
Oriental Fantasy Festival (Germany), Pressburg Dance Festival (Slovakia), Yalla Raqs (Italy) and offcourse Dancer of The Year at OODF in Norway.
International teacher and judge (Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Russia, 
Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Latvia)
Star of the sixth edition of Polish Got Talent TV Show.
She is also the founder, trainer and choreographer of the biggest Polish Belly Dance School, Sihir. 
Her fascination with oriental dances started in 2002 in Dubai and in 2018 she will return to Norway to teach and perform!
Maikki Fonneløp, Norway
Maikki works as a teacher and choreographer at Studio Orient, and has been doing so since 2011. She has completed the AATEC Professional Teacher Training with Nesma, and has been traveling to Cairo regularly since 2005 to further her knowledge of Egyptian dance and arabic music.
Maikki has been chairlady of Al Farah Oriental Dance Association and was a member of the international dancegroup Euro Divas. She has performed at several Norwegian and international festivals, including OODF at many occations.
Maikki will be teaching, judging and performing at the festival.
Don't miss the opportunity to study with this wonderful artist!
www.majken.noLeilaa Hiromi, Japan
Leilaa Hiromi -bellydancer, bellydance teacher, producer and model from Kyoto, Japan.
She has performed globally in sixteen cities and nine countries. Since 2009, she has been the director of "Leilaa Celestial Bellydance. Through her company and her own performances, she strives to present the art of bellydance at a high artistic level. She believes in dancing with an open heart, on her own terms with her own unique style. Winner of the World Bellydance Championship, professional category in Taiwan, 2012, Leilaa now teaches workshops all over Japan, and has taught in the USA and Canada as well. Once a year, Leilaa Hiromi produces Japan's only bellydance show in a traditional Noh theater (Kyoto).
Don't miss her performance and workshops during the festival!