I just got back from setting up the stage at the Masonic Lodge in Bennington, Vermont for the Spice Routes Belly Dancing Concert tomorrow night.
Trish (who is in my bellydancing class) and I met with bags full of fabric and scarves and yarn and scissors and anything else we thought we might need to dress up the stage for the dancers.
The concert is two hours and there will be bellydancers from all over the region. It’s a benefit for Meals on Wheels in Bennington and something The Bennington Beledi Bellydancers (which I’m now a part of) sponsor every year.
I actually fit the eight foot ladder in my Toyota Yaris, using a bungie to hold down the hatchback. Once again, it seemed that Trish brought everything I didn’t think of and I had what she didn’t bring.
We wanted to keep the set simple so it wouldn’t detract from the dancers. We worked with the things we couldn’t change and figured it all out as we did it.
The room will be dark on Saturday night for the concert and the lighting will help set the stage.
There are still tickets, so if you live nearby, you can still come. Tickets are $10 and you can get them at the door or by calling (802) 442-8012. The Masonic Hall is at 504 Main Street, Bennington Vermont. Doors open at 6:30 and the concert starts at 7pm.