Ep 64. Nathalie Hatab: How to Organize a Belly Dance Festival

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Nathalie is known for her grace, fluidity and precision, as well as for her belly dance event, the Annual Miami Bellydance Convention! Nathalie was featured in many music videos and television shows such as Timberland’s Music Video (Indian Flute), R- Kelly’s Music video (Whine for me), MTV music Award 2005, Opening Act for the Cirque du Soleil “KA” in Las Vegas, Fox Sports awards, and many more. She has also performed for many celebrities like Shaquille O’Neil, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jason Taylor, Method man, and Alonzo Mourning. In the summer of 2008 she brought to South Florida the first Miami Bellydance Convention festival held at the Intercontinental Hotel, bringing performers and instructors from all around the world. More than 2,000 people have attended this event during the past 10 years.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How the Miami Bellydance Convention was born.

  • How Nathalie chooses dates for the event, and coordinates it with the busy schedules of invited artists.

  • How much in advance does she start preparations for the event.

  • Struggles of combining motherhood and festival organization.

  • Visa procedures for artists and participants.

  • How to deal with stress.

  • Best advertising for your event.

  • Nathalie’s advise to starting events.

Show Notes to this episode:

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