October 16-18, 2015

Seattle, WA

Waking Persephone Festival

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 the event, there are ritual/community gathering, two gala shows, live music performances, workshops, master classes, panel discussions, vending, an afterparty ball, and more.

Welcome to the website for the Waking Persephone Festival- a bellydance fusion event with a focus on education, community, and exploration.


Ground and Center: Qi Gong for Bellydancers
Saturday, October 17th 5-6:30PM, Room A

Presented by: Asiya (CA)

Learn Qi Gong sequences to add to your warm up and dance practice to help you get in the flow. Calm nerves, let creativity bubble out, and solidify your energetic boundaries. You'll be surprised how great it feels to truly be in your body.



Waking Persephone expresses our appreciation and gratitude to the following businesses who are sponsors for our event and make our scholarship possible!

For workshops and shows produce by
Roxy & Oriental Bliss Productions visit www.orientalblissproductions.com.


For Zamani World Dance classes and community events visit www.zamanidance.com

Check out the next Oriental Bliss Production happening November 6th-8th - presenting



The Dancer's Eye is the official photographer of Waking Persephone, as well as a fabulous sponsor! You can book sessions with Carrie during Waking Persephone - check out this event page for more info!



Hotel Nexus Seattle is the official hotel of Waking Persephone.  Thank you so much Hotel Nexus for providing awesome rooms at a great rate and sponsoring our scholarship!

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