Bellydance by Tava is proud to present: OZGEN IN CONNECTICUT!
September 9th: Join us at FACTORY UNDERGROUND for an epic night of international dance performances featuring OZGEN.
We’re also pleased to have international dancer, instructor Kaeshi Chai (NY), Amity Alize (VT), Aslahan (MA), Berna (VA), Nahara (NY), Natassia (MA) and Tava, joined by the Manipura Dance Collective (Debra, Dongmei, Aleathea, Susan and Zella). Advanced tix only. Available here: http://ozgenshow.bpt.me/
Doors open 7pm, $20/$10 for workshop participants, 16 Isaac Street, Norwalk, CT.
Sunday September 10th at Dance Dimensions in Norwalk, CT: 12-1:30 Turkish Roman, 1:45-4:15 Oriental Waltz.
REGISTER HERE: https://form.jotform.us/Tavakes/ozgen-CT
Ozgen is an internationally acclaimed Turkish dancer, teacher, choreographer and director.
Born in North Cyprus (TRNC), Ozgen’s introduction to dance came during primary school, where he was taught Turkish folk dancing. Quickly getting the dance bug, he practiced weekly and soon joined his local amateur group, which led to performances across the TRNC and in Turkey. Showing natural talent from an early age, he was courted by other local dance groups.
After several years dancing in Night of the Sultans, Ozgen turned to Turkish dance legend Tolga Han for further development. As Turkey’s first Latin and modern dance performer, Han introduced Ozgen to many more contemporary and Oriental forms of dance, as well as coaching him through his professional dance teacher training course. Once fully qualified, Ozgen joined Tolga’s dance school full-time, giving lessons to a wide variety of students, including some well-known Turkish singers. His freestyle dance routines and celebrity contacts helped propel Ozgen into the Turkish mainstream – he was asked to choreograph and perform in music videos for Turkish pop stars, as well as appear on popular Turkish TV programs.
Specializing in Turkish Oriental and Romany (Gypsy) dance, Ozgen is keen to promote the Turkish form of Belly dancing to global audiences, and to further establish himself as one of the best Oriental performers in the world. He is regularly invited to give workshops in Britain and abroad, and to perform at international dance events and Belly dance festivals across Europe, North and South America, and Asia.