October 16-18, 2015

Seattle, WA

Waking Persephone Festival

Welcome to the website for the Waking Persephone Festival!


WP is an event specializing in exploring the dark and the unusual within the realm of bellydance. Our fourth annual next event will take place October 16th-18th, 2015 in Seattle, WA!

Waking Persephone is a different kind of dance event experience, with a core focus on education and exploration, creating community while breaking borders. While there are indeed be performing opportunities, the main goal is an intensive series of classes, lectures, and activities featuring both new and established faces in the genres of dark, gothic, steampunk, experimental, theatrical, and ritual dances. Over the course of 3 days, there are ritual/community gathering, a gala show, live music performances, workshops, master classes, panel discussions, vending, an afterparty ball, and more.

Photography by The Dancer's Eye
Art & Design by Owlkeyme Arts