Kategoriarkiv: Dance


Dance Obscura is the stage where we embody and capture the many different shades and colours of dark subcultures. We invite you to this year’s dance programme filled with great dance acts. This year we have invited Dud Muurmand from Copenhagen, one of the finest tribal dancers from the nordic countries, to join us. We will also reunite with Entropy, who will also hold lectures/workshops in dance during the festival. From Umeå we will see our pride “Misty Moon” performing their new coreographies. This, and a lot more in this year’s Dance Obscura.

Dans Obscura är scenen där vi förkroppsligar det outtalade, återger mörkrets många nyanser och känslornas dramatik… Dans Obscura bjuder i år på på ett omfattande program med både nya bekantskaper och gamla återseenden . Vi gästas detta år av en av, om inte Nordens främsta tribal dansare med en otrolig bredd i stil och uttryck och en föregångare för den mer mörka och dramatiska dansscenen i Norden, Dud Muurmand från Köpenhamn. Vi får även återse Entropy på danscenen och i år kommer hon även att hålla dansworkshops här för första gången. Misty moon bjuder på nyskapade verk. Det och mycket mer i årets Dans Obscura.

Presenteras i samarbete med Ume Fusion

Dud Muurmand

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Dud Muurmand is one of the Danish dance pioneers within all things tribal, theatrical and dark! She has been teaching dance and performing professionally since the early 1990s. She has worked artistically with many different styles of ethnic dance: Gypsy fusion /Romani dance, Bellydance, American Tribal Style®, Tribal Fusion, Burlesque/Cabaret styled fusion and Dramatized/Theatrical dance. In 2010, Dud became a Certified ATS™ teacher also.

Before dance, there was theater and drama – from a young age, Dud’s interest in the theater lead her through acting classes, theater schools and cabaret productions. This interest has followed into her dance and have formed her artistic expression significantly.

Her personal interest in the dance also includes the historical aspect and the thrill of an artistic molding of the past with the future. Her early dance years were strongly influenced by teachers like Wendy Buonaventura (UK), Helene Eriksen (DE/US) and Mahmoud Reda (Egypt) which founded her traditional dance background within Baladi and Ghawazee dance styles. And soon she also started exploring the Romany dance styles, studying with gypsy dancer Liz True (DK).

Besides being an experienced teacher and performer, Dud is also the troupe director of the Danish fusion dance group: “Tribe of Gaia”, and have through the years trained and directed more local groups within both fusion style dance as well as ATS® performance groups.

She is the chairwoman of Tribaldance Denmark, organizing events like “DARK Weekend Copenhagen” (dark theatrical fusion dance) and “TRIBAL CAFÉ Copenhagen” (open dance community events) and she has since 2011 organized and produced her own summer training intensive,  “Tribal CPH” that draws international participants to Copenhagen.

Dud frequently makes guest appearances as a teacher and performer at international festivals in Norway, Sweden, Germany, England and in the US. In Copenhagen she also performs in alternative burlesque and cabaret productions

She has instructed and produced several of her own dance theater projects over the years—both traditional stage productions and also experimental webcasted performances (Cyber Gypsy I and II), that have been supported by the Danish Art Council.

The dark side has always followed with Dud’s artistic work especially within the gypsy and tribal fusion dance. From early on her dance style has been influenced by the theater, utilizing both visual effects and strong emotional interpretation. Her darkest inspirations come from teachers like Ariellah (USA) and Callisto (Sweden) – and there is no doubt her intensive and continued training with especially Ariellah, Sharon Kihara, Samantha Emanuel plus  Beata & Horacio Cifuentes have made a great impact on her fusioned dance style. Dud continues to study and believe in constant growth in skills and artistic expression.


The Red Carpet Show

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Påfåglarna proudly present: The Red Carpet Show – Short stories

– Experience music from the movies like you never have before!

It all started in the dark and dreary winter of 2011. Dud Muurmand came to Stockholm and brought Burlesque Fusion with passion, humor, feathers, hats and sticks.  Seduced by the sheer fun of it, the  ladies decided to keep shaking tail feathers together and founded Påfåglarna (the Peacocks).

They combine bellydance technique with the extravaganza of theatre and burlesque shows to create dazzling entertainment.

The Red Carpet Show is their movie themed dance show that they have put up in Stockholm in 2014 and 2016. A concept evolving well known movie music and presenting it in a colourful, intriguing and totally new way. Now they bring their favourite parts to Umeå to present at yhe Uma Obscura dance stage.

Hold on to your top hats for a funfilled and actionpacked experience at this year’s Dance Obscura.

Påfåglarna presenterar stolt: The Red Carpet Show – Short stories
– Upplev filmmusik som aldrig förr!

2011 var det en mörk och trist vinter då Dud Muurmand  gjorde nedslag i Stockholm med Burlesque Fusion. Förförd av passion, humor, fjädrar, hattar och käppar beslutade sig åtta damer att fortsätt skaka stjärtfjädrar tillsammans och grundade Påfåglarna.

De kombinerar magdansteknik med den extravaganza en finner inom  teater och burlesk för att skapa bländande underhållning.

The Red Carpet Show är deras show för dans med filmteman vilken har satts upp i Stockholm 2014 och 2016. Konceptet innebär att med dans presentera välkänd filmmusik i en färgglad , spännande och helt ny tappning. Nu kommer dom till Umeå för att presentera några av sina godbitar på Uma Obscura .

Håll i hatten och förbered er på en fartfylld sent glömd upplevelse !

Misty Moon

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.

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 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.


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.