Upcoming Appearances


Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival

8-10 March 2019

Opalesque Dance will be performing at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event at The Convention Centre in Southbank.

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Past Appearances


Jodi Waseca Workshops

3 October 2018

It was an honour to host Tribal Fusion/Burlesque powerhouse Jodi Wasceca in Brisbane for a couple of sold out workshops.

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Red Fest

9 September 2018

Opalesque Dance performed an amazing 40 minute set that showcased everything we'd worked on this year.



Brisbane's 40th Bellydance Extravaganza

12 August 2018

A showcase of Brisbane's finest bellydance.



Teneriffe Festival

7 July 2018

Floating on the mainstage on the Brisbane River, Opalesque Dance performed an American Tribal Style performance and a Tribal Fusion Sword duet.



Chrome Street Fiesta

12 May 2018

Opalesque Dance performed an upbeat and crowd pleasing American Tribal Style performance at this colourful fiesta!



Newcastle Bellydance Festival 2018

7 April 2018

Siân Bhala was invited to Newcastle to teach a sword dance workshop (Carving Space) and perform in the Gala Showcase.

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Jungle Love

1 December 2017

Siân Bhala was invited to contribute an experimental, Butoh inspired, sword installation at this incredible festival.

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The Sea Shepherd STANDFAST Festival

7 October 2017

We had a blast sharing our dance at the Sea Shepherd Brisbane's Stand Fast Festival.



DrumDance presents Kristine Adams (FCBD)

5 July 2017

Opalesque Dance travelled to Toowoomba where we studied with Kristine Adams of FCBD® and danced our hearts out at the DrumDance Bellydance Hafla. Much love to Kristine and Madonna for an awesome and super inspiring weekend <3>



Glamour in the Green Room

4 June 2017

A supercool bellydance community showcase in Fortitude Valley.



Stones Corner Market

4 April 2017

A Sunday morning performance for the crowds at the Stones Corner Market.



Earth Frequency Festival 2017

13-15 February 2017

Siân was honoured to open the Desert Dwellers live stageshow with a sacred sword performance. Siân also appeared in a main stage collaborative performance with The Wild Lotus Project.

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A Celebration of the Female Form

4 June 2016

Celebration of the Female Form is an annual charity event showcasing 75 visual artists expressing the female form. Celebration Night showcases 13 performers including burlesque, bellydancing and live body painting. Siân will be teaming up with Dark Nile Tribal Bellydance to present an improvised Tribal Bellydance performance.

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Temple Fusion Belly Dance Workshop with Nikelle Khan

26 June 2016

Opalesque Dance is hosting Nikelle Khan for her first ever workshop in Brisbane! Known for her intricate dance fusion, Nikelle will be bringing you a workshop inspired by Odissi Classical Indian Dance, North Indian Kathak dance, Balinese Dance, Sufi and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance - come and immerse yourself in this unique and sacred dance form.

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Tribal Bellydance with Entwined

3 July 2016

Opalesque Dance is hosting Laura Entwined for her first ever workshop in Brisbane! Laura will share some of her fave pre-dance yoga and body conditioning drills, plus explore and share combinations from the Entwined Bellydance tribal fusion and improvised tribal style format.

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Fierce

21 February 2016

A night of performance art with the fiercest dance and circus acts on offer. Siân Bhala collaborated with Holly Wodetzki to bring the Strange in an experimental, Butoh inspired performance.

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Earth Frequency Festival 2016

13-15 February 2016

Siân teamed up with local producer Whitebear to present a collaborative solo performance. Siân also appeared in a main stage performance with The Wild Lotus Project (a badass dance collaboration lead by Donna Zakura).

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Gypsy Nights

17 October 2015

The Barefoot Gypsies presented an evening of spectacular dance and music in Byron Bay starring Kristine Adams from FatChance Bellydance!

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Earthdance 2015

19 September 2015

Opalesque collaborated with DJ Nebulous at this beautiful festival held in the lush Sunshine Coast hinterland.

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Celebration of the Female Form - Celebration Night

3 June 2014

An annual charity event showcasing 75 visual artists expressing the female form. Celebration Night featured 13 performers including burlesque, bellydancing and live body painting.

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The 8 Elements Initiation Hafla

18 March 2014

Siân travelled to Portland/Oregon to study The 8 Elements approach to Bellydance with Rachel Brice. The final evening of the intensive was an informal hafla in the Datura Studio.

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Earth Frequency Festival 2014

12-14 February 2014

Earth Frequency Festival is a music, arts, lifestyle and environment festival in S.E.QLD, Australia, with a strong focus on performance, visionary art, healing and community spirit. Siân teamed up with the Dub Kirtan Allstars, Whitebear and Jekks and the Priests of Hekka to present solo performances.

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The Wild Honey Dance Festival

25 January 2014

An event featuring Ashley Lopez and a jaw-dropping assortment of local talent in Byron Bay. Siân collaborated with Holly Wodetzki to present a playful story of fun and flirtation.

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Earthdance 2013

21 September 2013

Opalesque collaborated with DJ Nebulous at this beautiful festival held in the lush Sunshine Coast hinterland.

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The Bloodlust Ball

7 September 2013

The annual Carpathian Magistratus Vampyre Society Grand Ball held in the opulent Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane. Opalesque treated the crowd to a dark and decadent tribal sword performance.

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The Wild Honey Festival - Hot August Nights

11 August 2013

A winter carnival held in Byron Bay. Siân collaborated with Holly Wodetzki to reveal an intimate story of longing and loss.

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Mind Body Spirit Festival

28-30 June 2013

Opalesque performed for an audience of hundreds at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies show.

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Sweet Arts

20 June 2013

A melting pot of creativity featuring artists, bands, DJ's, markets and performance in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

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Dancing Tiger's Dance of Colours Concert

15 June 2013

Ipswich will come to life in a blaze of colour and dance as cultural performers from all over Australia gather for the 8th annual Dance of Colours Workshop and Concert Weekend. This year's spectacular will feature Bellydance, Tribal Bellydance, Burlesque and Hula Hooping and boasts a bevy of talented beauties.

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Harmonize Festival

17-19 May 2013

Set against a backdrop of lush rainforest, Harmonize Festival is a weekend packed full of audio and visual treats. Siân performed a solo collaboration with DJ Griff and presented a Tribal Fusion Bellydance workshop in the Lifestyle Realm.

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Petri Dish - Breeding Culture

28 April 2013

Siân presented a solo collaboration with DJ Nebulous at this artistic showcase event in Brisbane's West End.

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Wild Honey presents - Dance with Passion!

23 March 2013

A gorgeous night of tribal bellydance plus Gypsy inspired dance and music in Byron Bay.

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Art Antics

23 March 2013

A melting pot of creativity featuring artists, bands, DJ's, markets and performance in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

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Earth Frequency Festival 2013

15-18 February 2013

Earth Frequency Festival is a music, arts, lifestyle and environment festival in S.E.QLD, Australia, with a strong focus on performance, visionary art, healing and community spirit. Opalesque teamed up with local DJ and producer Mote to co-create a luscious collaborative performance.

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Shine!

19 January 2013

Siân was invited to Adelaide to perform at The Body Temple Dance Company's 10 year celebration alongside a cast of stunning local and interstate dancers.

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Sambaliscious Showcase

24 November 2012

Sambaliscious Entertainment is Australia and Brisbane’s premier Brazilian entertainment company. We were honoured to be invited to perform at their dazzling end of year showcase.

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Beats Antique Live in Brisbane

17 November 2012

We were thrilled to be the supporting dance act for Beats Anqtiue (livetronica performance art band from Oakland, CA) at their only Brisbane show.

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Tribal and Trance Fest

12-14 October 2012

Tribal and Trance Fest is Australia's premier Tribal Bellydance Festival held bi-annually in NSW. Opalesque performed at the All Day Soiree alongside a cast of local and international dancers.

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Manifest Festival

28-30 September 2012

Manifest boasts cutting-edge music, amazing visual and performing arts, delicious food and craft markets and much more! Manifest rolls it all together into an unforgettable 3-day experience in South-East Queensland that we loved being a part of.

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Earthdance 2012

20 September 2012

Opalesque collaborated with DJ Nebulous at this beautiful festival held in the lush Sunshine Coast hinterland.

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The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival

21 September 2012

The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival provides a venue to celebrate and showcase the skills and talents of our city's diverse cultural communities.

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Bellydance Bonanza

26 August 2012

Each year The Academy of Middle Eastern Dance throws open its doors to all the bellydance schools in Brisbane to host a full day of performance.

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Tribal Fest

25-30 May 2012

Tribal Fest (Sebastopol, California) is the world wide Mecca for all things tribal and tribal fusion bellydance. Siân spent a week of intense study training with the founders of the tribal and tribal fusion style as well as performing alongside a cast of international dance superstars.

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Gooble Coda

18 June 2011

Gooble Warming was a alternative lifestyle store and creative hub formerly in Brisbane's West End. Their underground parties were known for being a spectacular event of music, arts and performance and we loved being a part of the celebration.

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Shimmy in the Sun Floor Relief Fundraiser

27 February 2011

Opalesque supported this charity fundraiser concert to assist victims of South East Queensland's devastating floods.

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Surf N Ink Festival

21-23 Juanuary 2011

We whipped out our swords to an appreciative crowd at Australia's largest tattoo convention held on the Gold Coast.

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Vulcana Women's Circus Birthday Bash

2 November 2010

The Brisbane Powerhouse was the stage for this incredible evening showcasing dance and circus acts from all over Australia.

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Tribal and Trance Fest

15-17 October 2010

Tribal and Trance Fest is Australia's premier Tribal Bellydance Festival held bi-annually in NSW. Opalesque performed at the All Day Soiree alongside a cast of local and international dancers.

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The Wild Honey Dance Festival

16-17 January 2010

A weekend celebration of all things bellydance including workshops and a gala performance evening.

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Island Vibe

29-31 October 2009

Island Vibe Festival spans 3 glorious spring days - playing host to over 80 bands, DJs, dance and circus acts from around Australia, the Pacific and beyond. Opalesque performed their first 15 minute set in the Cabaret tent of this incredible festival.

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Freya and Fusion

12 September 2009

Opalesque collaborated with DJ Shards to present an ensemble performance at this vibey outdoor festival.



Cabbaret

19 July 2009

Miss BB le Buff is one of Brisbane’s premier burlesque showgirls and she produces a bi-monthly show called “CaBBaret” – Brisbane’s longest running regular burlesque event - to showcase professional artistes from around the world. We created a cheeky and upbeat Charlston inspired number especially for this event.

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In The Flesh

18 July 2009

Performing alongside La Viola Vixen, In The Flesh was an underground celebration of Brisbane's live performance and music culture.