Bad Unkl Sista + SORNE | “After awake, Before asleep” | Yerba Buena Night 2015

This Saturday… I am thrilled to be reunited with my Butoh fam in SF for Bad Unkl Sista + SORNE | “After awake, Before asleep” | Yerba Buena Night 2015

Bad Unkl Sista and SORNE will debut a new collaborative work “After awake, Before asleep” at the annual Yerba Buena Night, a free outdoor arts festival. This installation will take place on the evening of Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6:00-10:00 PM at the YBCA Sculpture Garden, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco (at the corner of Mission/3rd Street in SOMA).

Based on the poem “After awake, Before asleep (a kind of villanelle)” by Eve Lubin Bradford, this four-hour continuous performance installation will explore the stillpoint dance form and state work performance techniques developed by Bad Unkl Sista artistic director Anastazia Aranaga. These are utilized to cultivate an internal landscape that offers a vulnerable, authentic experience for the performer as well as the audience. SORNE, together with musical guest Daniel Yasmin, will create vocal tapestries within an array of percussive elements, including hand-made gong trees and prepared tympani drums.

This debut of “After awake, Before asleep” will also feature ERO MACHINA, an animation by Arizona-based visualist Adam Cooper-Terán.

For more information on YB Night visit

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NagaSita Temple Tribal Bellydance Teaser

On this potent new moon, and in honor of the next chapter in Ritual Theatre, I am elated to share this beautiful new promo video with footage shot by Andrew Montague on the island of Oahu – the place of my birth! Just a little something to get your lips wet… Editing, effects and Original Score by the exceedingly talented Drake Mefestta of Drake Mefestta Designs. ~ Deep bow of gratitude to these masters of imagery and sound!

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I am thrilled to be returning to Salt Lake City, for a 3 week residency series in July, to water the seeds of wisdom that were planted on this years recent Spring Equinox Eclipse Weekend! Once again hosted by Trisha McBride with Triluna Studios. This dynamic duo have joined forces to bring you an action packed and extremely rewarding summer immersion in Ritual Theatre Expansion, Tribal Nouveau Zills Technique/Choreography, and yes, oh yes – COSTUMING. A wicked early bird pricing package deal is now available until July 4th which includes everything!

Follow the link below for all of the juicy details…..

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My FINAL Beginners Series is Almost Here!!! SPRINGTIME BELLYDANCE BASICS with NAGASITA through the month of MARCH


Due to high demand, I am teaching ONE MORE Bellydance Basics Course in March before I am off to see the world. I do not know if I will ever teach beginners classes in Portland again, in fact I am very likely moving California this year. So come and get it while you can!

***Fun Pre-Registration Perk*** if you pre-register for the full 4 week course, you are automatically qualified for the student discount price of $60 for NagaSita’s Spring Bellydance Immersion at SomaSpace!

WHEN: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30
January 7th through February 25th


REGISTRATION: I *highly* recommend that you pre-register! Each class is essential to your development and mastery of the basics and SPACE IS LIMITED! This series is likely to sell out. Drop-in rates will be made available if space allows for $15, or you can save your spot for the full series for $40 (only $10 a class!!!)

Send full series payment via paypal to to secure your spot.

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FRUITION: A Springtime Bellydance Immersion with NagaSita at SOMA SPACE – March 15th! Early Bird Special until Feb 25th!

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This Immersion was created to bring focused attention to your Bellydance technique and provide your personal practice with a LEVEL UP!!! Have you been waiting for that lightbulb to go on over your head? Well get ready, because we are going to experience a massive Bellydance ascendance!

SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH at SOMA SPACE 1PM – 5pmss_front_room

YOGA: Learn the essential Yoga Asana’s needed to properly support your Bellydancer body.

CONDITIONING: Practice KEY strengthening excersizes and empower your body to move like a pro.

VOCABULARY: Learn the ABC’s of Tribal Nouveau and anchor your understanding of how to create dance phrases within NagaSita’s signature framework.

DRILLS: We will be digging our heels in deep and spending more time focusing on the fundamental Tribal Nouveau movements with vigorous repetition.

FLOW: Unveil the magic of transitions between our foundational movements.

FRUITION: A powerful and sultry choreography will be taught so that you can finally experience proper application of all the techniques mentioned above and see how it feels to dance fluently within the Tribal Nouveau Vocabulary.

TUITION: $70 earlybird (until February 25th) $80 until the 15th. $100 at the door if event doesn’t sell out.
**$60 for student’s of NagaSita who are investing in the March 4 week course**
Please Pre-Register to secure your spot by sending payment via paypal to


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For the weekend of the 21st of February (coming right up!) I am delighted to be offering a Tribal Nouveau workshop series and dancing in the show at HIPTWIST ON BOURBON STREET! A Mardi Graz themed bellydance event in Olympia WA. Hosted by Dragonvein Studios! All of the show details and workshop registration can be found at the Hiptwist website here:


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Introducing – GRAND BAZAAR!!! Friday, January 30th at the Star Theater Portland



Wanderlust Circus and Salon L’Orient Present:

GRAND BAZAAR <Kapaliçarsi>
Lavish Post-World Dance Party

SOLOVOX – Big Bass Electro-Funk
DJ Le Phreak – Filthy Ethno-Clash Beats

With Delectable Dance and Sensual Circus by:
Isaiah Esquire
Meg Russell
Johnny Nuriel
and Koreen Elizabeth

plus Liberator of Ceremonies:

13 NW 6th Ave

Tiare Tashnick (aka NagaSita) and Noah Mickens (aka William Batty) – the creative team behind Bogville and Salon L’Orient – throw down for a full-force dance party with two of Portland’s favorite beat hustlers – SOLOVOX and DJ LePhreak! Adorn yourself in post-oriental finery and join us in cracking the foundations of the historic Star Theater Portland? with bass, beats, and bellydance!

Stage performances from our favorite dance and circus artists add a little spice – draq monster Isaiah Esquire, cute-tortionist Meg Russell, poi spinner and aerialist Johnny Nuriel, dancehall diva Koreen Elizabeth, and the aforementioned eastern nouveau enchantress NagaSita will each take turns onstage while the crowd takes a breather. Not only that, but you’ll be treated to rare duets, trios, and group choreography featuring this same fearsome fivesome; specially prepared for the Grand Bazaar!

But make no mistake – this is a party, and all you club kids and festival freaks are wanted on the dance floor. Mob out to the Grand Bazaar and show us your best! You won’t be sorry for long.

Limited VIP Tickets include balcony access with exclusive bar, additional seating, and intimate performances! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW at


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