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Next week, join us for Lumen Obscura 6! Be sure to check the website for more details!
- April 2016

Performance applications are now being accepted for Lumen Obscura 6! Check out the performance page for more details.
- December 2015

Lumen Obscura 6 is currently being planned! It will once again be on the East Coast, this time in Providence, RI. Follow Lumen Obscura on Facebook to stay up to date with all the details!
- September 2015

NEW! Tribal Fusion Belly Dance class offerings in Munich! Starts September 2!
Session I and II information now posted.8 week sessions. Advance registration recommended to secure your spot. Space is limited to 12 students. Find out more details here.

Catch Sabaku Fusion at Gothla Brasil next month, Aug 7-9! Sabaku debuts a new piece and welcomes dancer, Khandroma! See calendar for workshop information and more.

Lumen Obscura 2015 will take place in Salem, MA, April 10-11.  Online workshop registration is open until April 1! For more updates, please see the Lumen Obscura Website or Facebook Page.

Sabaku Fusion debuted in Dresden, Germany for their 1st international performance at Proserpina Nacht! Big HUGS and THANKS to Una, for hosting a fantastic event!
- January 2015

Deidre Anaid would like to thank the attendees and instructors of the summer Transylvania retreat. After receiving many requests to host the 2nd summer edition with the same teachers, details are currently being planned.  We hope to share the news with you this winter.
- September 2014 

The 1st edition of the SUMMER Transylvania retreat is just 1 month away! Deidre Anaid is excited to work with some of her best friends of the dark dance world: Bex & Ida Mahin! This makes a historical 2nd time that dark fusion will be presented in Romania, and in Sighisoara!!! Catch the end of retreat hafla with a dark fusion flair, August 8th @ Cafe Central! More info: www.lumenobscura.com/summerretreat
- July 2014

Deidre Anaid will be permanently relocating to Munich, Germany as of September 2014! Catch her last U.S. performances as a member of Little Egypt Dance Project (directed by Danielle Lotterige and Jill Parker), various solo performance dates, and Sabaku Fusion Dance @ Tribal Solstice in Florida!  

Mures Mayhem is born! Originating in Sighisoara, Romania, MM showcases the darker side of improvisational tribal style. Look out for us in Romania and a European country near you! 
- May 2014

Thanks to everyone that attended the 4th annual Lumen Obscura! Videos and more photos to be posted of Deidre Anaid's student group Bellastygma BD and her collaborative project Sabaku Fusion.

THE VISIONS DVD is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! This is the first Lumen Obscura production of its kind. This DVD is a live show recording of many never before seen performances from artists: Arcane Dimension, Deidre Anaid, Kristie Lauren, Katy Swenson, Maureen, Marjhani, Megz Madrone, Paige Lawrence and Sabaku Fusion set to a dark soundtrack from: An Exquisite Corpse, HexRx, Komor Kommando, Nezzy Idy and more! All regions. 55 mins running length. $20 plus $7 shipping and handling. Sorry, domestic orders only. Order yours today!
- April 2014 
 
Deidre Anaid is proud to announce Kristie Lauren as the newest collaborator to Sabaku Fusion. Check then out on the Visions DVD and performing at an event near you soon!
- April 2014 
 
Classes for the 2013 year will come to an end, December 5.  Classes resume February 2014. See ya there!

- October 2013 

Breaking news! Deidre Anaid will operate a part-time studio ( Unitate Dance Studio) in Sighisoara, Romania! Opening this October!  More news on Tribal and Dark Fusion Belly Dance classes to be announced!
- September 2013 

Deidre Anaid is excited and honored to announce that she will be teaching for the first time in the Cologne-Bonn, Germany area this September.  She will present 12 hours of dance instruction with a special dark fusion belly dance flair. For more information please see her workshop calendar.
- August 2013 

Deidre Anaid will be teaching in Dublin, CA at Spotlight Studio located at 6979 Sierra Court beginning September 12!. For more information, please check the class listings
- August 2013

Deidre Anaid's students debut as Bellastygma Belly Dance on Sunday, June 23rd at Michael's on Main in Aptos, CA. Show starts at 5:30, $4 cover. Get there early for a great seat.
- June 2013

Deidre Anaid presents the second annual Transylvania Retreat with Ariellah. February 2-9, 2014! Registration is now open. Click on the link for more info.
- June 2013

Tribal Fest 2013 is this month! Join Deidre Anaid for the debut of her workshop Goth Gone Wild! Learn a wild and weird new choreography and challenge your brain with some new Deidre Anaid combos. Tuesday, May 14 at 4:45P. $35 Some space still available.

AND don't forget about the debut of Sabaku Fusion Dance directed by Deidre Anaid. They take the stage on Sunday at 3:37p. Outer space, creature features, and dances from beyond unite!

See ya there!
- May 2013

The Lumen Obscura 3 date is soon approaching! Deidre Anaid produces this annual dark fusion and theatrical belly dance event along with her team of talented dancers. Registration and pre-sale tickets now available: registration. The year we celebrate with three shows. See the performer listing here:performers.
- March 2013

The Transylvania Retreat was a success! The second retreat is scheduled for Ferbruary 2-9, 2014. More details coming soon!
- March 2013

Deidre Anaid is honored to host Ariellah for a week long Transylvania Retreat, February 4-10, 2013! Registration is open now and limited to twelve participants.
- September 2012

Don't miss Deidre Anaid's new collaboration, Sabaku Fusion, who will make their debut at the Desert Dance Festival in Santa Clara.
- September 2012

Deidre Anaid is honored to be teaching at Tribal Fest 2013! She will be offering her Goth Gone Wild workshop. Registration opens on November 1, 2012.
- August 2012

Dark Side of Bellydance in Texas! Deidre Anaid will be teaching alongside Sashi and Zariel in Conroe, TX over the Labor Day weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.
- May 2012

Deidre Anaid in the UK! This Summer, she is honored to be part of Carpe Somnium, Midlands Dark Fusion Bellydance Festival, presented by Bex.
- April 2012

MANY thanks to everyone that came out and supported Lumen Obscura II, it was fantastic! The team and I have already begun working on Lumen Obscura III.
- April 2012


About

Deidre Anaid is a San Franciso bay area dark Fusion bellydancer, performance artist, as well as an event producer. She has been involved in dance for over a decade and has spent the last few years focusing on different styles of belly dance and creative movement.

Although she first fell in love with Egyptian style bellydance in 2005, South Texas as a university student, she soon discovered American Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion bellydance in the Austin belly dance scene. She then pursued classes as often as possible. Eventually, her love for the gothic subculture, opera music, and horror movies made for the perfect blend of her own unique Dark Fusion style.

Deidre Anaid began soloing throughout the United States in 2007, and in 2009 relocated to California to delve into her dance studies full time. She performs her unique blend of Dark Fusion bellydance whenever possible, but can be seen performing Tribal Fusion and Contemporary bellydance on occasion. She has had the honor of performing and teaching throughout the United States and internationally most notably appearing at Tribal Fest (CA), Gothla UK, Carpe Somnium UK, Proserpina Nacht Germany, Poison Vert Germany, Lumen Obscura (CA), the Summoning (TX), Tribal Fusion Faire (CA), Gothla US (CA), ShadowDance (CA) and Gothla Spain (ES).

She has been fortunate to intensively study with a number of local Bay area artists, many innovators of the belly dance and performance art scene. Her studies have been not only in workshops, but as an avid student of Kami Liddle, Jill Parker, Unmata, Shabnam, Ariellah, the Lady Fred, and Fluidgirl She also persues a passion for Butoh whenever she can.  Her butoh training began under Netherthot Luku of the Hijikata-Tamano style, and later with the Tamanos (lineage to Hijikata).

Deidre loves bellydance for the endless possibilities it offers and for its health benefits for all body types. She strongly supports diversity in dance. It is her hope to promote and encourage up and coming, as well as seasoned, dancers to open up to new possibilities of fusion bellydance. She has taught tribal fusion and dark fusion belly dance in Texas in 2007, and directed the student troupe, Mystique Fusion Belly Dance.  She has taught area classes specializing in dark fusion belly dance and experimental fusion belly dance in California, as well as locally and internationally. She most recently directed her student troupe, Bellastygma Belly Dance, and her professional experimental dance troupe, Sabaku Fusion. With Bellastygma Belly Dance officially on hiatus, Deidre intends to pursue  solo projects as well as Sabaku Fusion for the time being.

August 2013, had Deidre currently dividing her time between the United States and Romania and her dance studio, Unitate Dance, in Sighisoara, Romania offering specialty workshops and intensives. January 2012 was a historical time in Romanian belly dance, as Deidre  hosted the first ever Dark Fusion/Gothic belly dance event in Romania, featuring Ariellah. 

January 2014 marked the first DVD appearance for Deidre Anaid/ Sabaku Fusion. Both appear on the Lumen Obscura produced DVD, Visions: A Night of Dark & Theatrical Belly Dance. 

As of October 2014, Deidre has relocated to Munich, Germany. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Egyptology, performs tribal fusion belly dance,  performance art, and is working with Khandroma of Argentina for Sabaku Fusion.