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Misty Moon

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Misty Moon- Belly dance – Darkness – Dramatic Mystique

Misty Moon is a Swedish dance group founded in Umeå fall 2012. They dance “fusion bellydance” and take inspiration from a broad variety of dances. Everything between old fashioned burlesque and charleston to modern tribal fusion and ATS. The performances are dynamic and configurations varying from solo numbers to the entire group.  This year Misty Moon are taking on a new challenge to explore and develop a new fusion style inspired by the mystique and the folklore of the north of Sweden: its nature, its animals and the mystical beings dwelling in between. They call it Vittra fusion.  In this process Misty Moon also explore other methods to work with choreography and participation in training

The members of Misty Moon are: Sandra, Anna, Madeleine, Jessica, Ylva, Ida, Katarina and Jenny.
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Misty Moon is also part of UmeFusion – A Swedish Dance Organisation for Modern Bellydance in Umeå with surroundings: umefusion.wix.com/home


Misty Moon – magdans – mörker – dramatisk mystik

Misty Moon är en svensk dansgrupp som bildades i Umeå hösten 2012. De dansar fusion bellydance och inspireras från  allt mellan gammaldags burlesk dans och charleston till modern tribal fusion bellydance och ATS. Misty Moons framträdanden är dynamiska och gruppkonstellationen varierar från solonummer till hel trupp. I år antar gruppen en ny utmaning i att utforska och utveckla en ny fusion stil inspirerad av mystiken och folktron från norra Sverige, dess natur, dess djur och de mystiska varelser som döljer sig därimellan. De  kallar stilen Vittra fusion. I denna process undersöker gruppen även andra metoder för att arbeta med koreografi och deltagande i träning.

Entropy

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Entropy have always loved music, but first discovered a passion for dancing in 2007 when she came in contact with Tribal Bellydance and instantly fell in love. The power and expressiveness of the style swept her off her feet and have since driven her to dance more and more. It was the beginning of a journey in new ways of expression and getting to know and use her body in new ways.

She joined “the dark side” long before she found dancing. For years she have enjoyed vampire larping, synth music, BDSM and being immodest in general. All these areas inspire her and she fuses them in her movement. She’s also very fond of using props in her choreografies, such as e.g. sword, fan veils or isis wings.

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Även om musik alltid har varit en del av Entropys liv så är dansen en relativt ny förälskelse. År 2007 kom hon i kontakt med dansstilen Tribal Bellydance och kraften i den uttryckfulla stilen vann hennes hjärta. Det blev början på en resa i såväl nya uttrycksformer som arr lära känna och utmana sin kropp på nya sätt.

Den “mörka sidan” hade hon redan anslutit sig till långt tidigare då hon under många år roat sig med vampyrlajv, syntmusik, BDSM och osedligt uppförande i största allmänhet. Hon hämtar gärna inspiration från dessa vitt skilda områden och väver samman dem i sin dans. I sina koreografier har hon även en stark förkärlek för rekvisita i form av bland annat svärd, fan veils eller isisvingar.

Tickets are out for 2016!

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Finally, tickets are out for 2016! We hereby release a limited amount of 2 day-passes for the festival, available for pre-orders to the price of 300 SEK.

We still have not released any bookings. This does not mean there are no bookings. It simply means, we are sneaky and have not yet released them! So: buy a pig in a poke and order your tickets now and you will save quite a lot compared to the one-day tickets available later. One might call this crowd-funding in a way too.

So, are you willing to take a chance on us? Then surf right onto the TICKETS page and buy one or more while they’re available!

See you in October at Uma Obscura.

Next Uma Obscura: autumn 2016

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The next edition of the Uma Obscura festival will be held autumn 2016 in Umeå! This has just been announced, so more info will follow.

Artists:
The bookings are starting from now on, but please be patient since we need time to answer all incoming requests and to plan.

The reason the festival will not be held 2015 is that we need to gather our strength and resources and we simply need some time to rest (we have been going on for 7 years in a row counting Sunset Park festival) since this festival is done on a non profit basis.  Still, there may be a few interesting happenings in autumn 2015… keep your eyes out.

And we can assure you: Uma Obscura 2016 will be a blast!

Thank you for 2014

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Uma Obscura 2014 is now over!
We would like to say THANK YOU for a fantastic festival to all the visitors, artists, volontary crew, crew and our partners and sponsors out there!
We will be back with updates, pictures and more.

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Programme released

We have now released the official programme with times and information you will need.

We have also changed the structures of the homepage a bit, so it will hopefully be easier to navigate.

Also, a lot of new interesting participante have been added the past week, like for example Petra Shara Stoor, Ja! and Curiomira.

Film programme

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We are very proud to present this year’s film programme with a theme of “Nordic Science Fiction”. It was gathered by Peter Öberg, author of “Science Fiction så in i Norden” in cooperation with Yttre Rymdens Nation from Umeå.

We give you a full evening with movies, all with free entrance (ltd amount of seats) and with movies like the Swedish Star Wars movie “Threads of Destiny” and short films like “Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom”. Enjoy

 

Lots of news!

We have tons of news this time.
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Punkrock-legend Mart Hällgren brings his solo project Total Egon

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How about a metal lineup of:
Styggelse, Stormdeath and Snakeskin Angels (!)
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One of Swedens finest burlesque performers, Fräulein Frauke!
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A seminar about the swedish electro scene by the author of the book “Den Svenska Synthen”, Bengt Rahm
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A cool industrial/crossover band: Ninedee
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All the way from Riihimäki, Finland we bring you finnish gothband Vergil!
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And their friends in Chaos Research
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The dance performers lineup is completed with:
Morganas Döttrar, Misty Moon and Entropy!

Epidemics & 6th Awakening to Uma Obscura

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Today we released more artists and participants for Uma Obscura!
We are proud to present one of Swedens finest metal-bands with the powerful growling Luisa Vilevik as frontwoman. We also give you Umeås provocative and political punk-rock band Epidemics. As if this wasn’t enough we also present an artist that returns to our festival: Steampunkers.

More artists released

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We have released even more bookings, and a new nice teaser poster!

How about for example well known dancer Morgana (all the way from Spain), a fashion show with artist Kai Reichwaldt and also the  interesting music project Strauss Ex Machina! Read more under the Programme section.

First bookings are out!

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We are proud to announce our first bookings. From Spain comes the legendary dancer Morgana, who will be a guest star on the dance stage of this year. She will also hold dance classes during the weekend!

We will have no less than 3 music stages (!) and to start the bookings we bring you the 80’s new wave band Tugga Terrier, the punk-rock band Kardinal Synd from Umeå and the darkwave project Draumstafir (Uppsala).

We will have loads of guests stars by the DJ tables this year: to start with we bring you DJ Mirre from Gothenburg (Club Zone and more), DJ Martin69 from Uppsala (Club DMZ), DJs Zynthexia and JW from Finland (Lumous Gothic Festival), DJ Innocentius from Uppsala (Club DMZ) and DJ Slackerbitch from Stockholm (Klubb Död).

This is just the beginning…. !

Uma Obscura will be born…

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The weekend 18-21 of September 2014, Uma Obscura will be born. Sunset Park festival will transform into the new Alternative Culture festival of northern Sweden.

A gathering of subculture people, art, music, performances and happenings. A weekend of alternative culture in focus. A simulation of the mainstream privilege. A zone where the alternative is the dominant culture.

Welcome to Umeå and Uma Obscura festival 2014.