News
 International
   Global Views
   Asia-Pacific
   America
   Europe
   Middle East & Africa
 National
 Embassy News
 Arts & Living
 Business
 Travel & Hotel
 Medical Tourism New
 Taekwondo
 Media
 Letters to Editor
 Photo Gallery
 Cartoons/Comics/Humor
 News Media Link
 TV Schedule Link
 News English
 Life
 Hospitals & Clinics
 Flea Market
 Moving & Packaging
 Religious Service
 Korean Classes
 Korean Weather
 Housing
 Real Estate
 Home Stay
 Room Mate
 Job
 English Teaching
 Translation/Writing
 Job Offered/Wanted
 Business
 Hotel Lounge
 Foreign Exchanges
 Korean Stock
 Business Center
 PR & Ads
 Entertainment
 Arts & Performances
 Restaurants & Bars
 Tour & Travel
 Shopping Guide
 Community
 Foreign Missions
 Community Groups
 PenPal/Friendship
 Volunteers
 Foreign Workers
 Useful Services
 ST Banner Exchange
  Europe
Letters from London
Shake It, Baby!
Say Hello to the Narni Shakers
By Shane Clarke
London Correspondent
Narni Shakers

Sexy dancing is enjoying a purple patch at the moment. Burlesque style and podium dancing are all enjoying a revival as women embrace this empowering medium of self-expression.

There are clubs opening up everywhere, schools where women can learn the art to give their husbands or boyfriends a treat, and we even have the movie, Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, which has already got people talking and is bound to be a big hit across the world. Yes, ladies are getting their dancing shoes on again – and they never looked so good.

So, please allow me to introduce you to the Narni Shakers, the world-renowned DJ Show that have brought the art into the twenty-first century. Combining traditional elements of burlesque with contemporary dance music and modern twists, these girls create a show which is both spectacular and unforgettable.

Charlotte of Narni Shakers

Charlotte Devaney, founder of the Narni Shakers, is already a well-known name in the UK, having modelled for numerous magazines and co-starred in the Hollywood movie, “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” alongside Megan Fox, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst. As if that wasn’t enough, Charlotte is also a successful DJ, and hosted shows on two radio stations before taking her mix of Hip-Hop/RnB, Funky Commercial House and Slammin’ Electro onto the club circuit worldwide.

With such a passion for music, it was somewhat inevitable that Charlotte would move into dancing. So, just a few years ago she formed the Narni Shakers dance troupe with three of her friends. Their intention was to deliver a professional, polished and sexy dance experience mixing elements from pole-dancing and the traditional burlesque performances with bang up to date music and dance moves.

‘It started as four girls who loved to dance and wanted to be out there performing,’ she told me, and that’s exactly what they did.

They were an instant success, and before they knew it they were performing for celebrities like Blu Cantrell and Tyrese, as well as multi-national companies such as Coca-Cola and Hennessy.

‘It has grown and grown over the years,’ Charlotte said, ‘and now we’re known worldwide.’

Narni Shakers

She’s not lying there. They have taken this show all over the world and have always met with a fantastic response wherever they have gone.

Now they’re bringing it back to Asia, where they have performed on numerous occasions in various countries across the continent. This time, they’re doing a six-date tour in China over the Christmas holiday.

‘We’ve been to a lot of different countries in Asia before,’ Charlotte told me, ‘but we’ve never been to China, and we’re all very excited.’

Not half as excited as the people lucky enough to attend these events are going to be. In their determination to remain fresh and exciting and at the top of their game, the girls have evolved the show over the last few years to ensure they deliver a high-octane experience of sexy, choreographed dance routines, along with freestyle and fire-dance, that is perfectly in touch with modern trends while staying true to the spirit of burlesque and exotic dancing. They’ve even got Charlotte back on the decks to combine her energetic DJ performances with the dancing girls to create a well-rounded, thrilling show where the music is as exciting as the dancing.

This is the best thing that could have happened to Charlotte. She has been passionate about music all her life, and this is reflected in the energy she puts into every performance and the way she gets everyone in the place on their feet. This amazing, high-energy DJ who has been in demand in clubs all over the world for years now, doesn’t just play the music, she feels it, and like a wildfire, her enthusiasm spreads throughout the club in an irresistible wave of House and Hip-hop that creates more an experience than a show, and while she gets the crowd whipped up into a frenzy, the dancers get them frothing at the mouth with their fantastic routines.

Of course, Charlotte isn’t the only member of the Narni Shakers. There are seven more stunningly beautiful ladies that make up this breathtaking DJ Show. Please allow me to introduce them:

Barbie is a strawberry blonde who started singing and dancing at the age of three, before going on to train at the Laine Theatre Arts School for three years. After graduation, she toured with Disney’s High School Musical for a year. Following this, she took on a hectic schedule of dancing in various clubs across Europe, including the world-famous Starsky’s, before joining the Shakers.

Kirstie is the troupe’s choreographer. This eye-catching lady is trained in performing arts, and when she’s not teaching dance, she’s putting on captivating performances with the Shakers involving some versatile dancing skills and fire performances. She has also danced for many artists, including Jocelyn Brown and Tyrese.

Vicky, who also trained at the Laine Theatre Arts School, has danced in some of the biggest venues in the UK, as well as at the biggest events, such as the Brit Awards, the MOBOs (Music Of Black Origin), and the NME awards. This striking beauty has been with the dancers for a number of years and enjoys interacting with the other girls.

Liz is a qualified fitness instructor and also teaches pole-dancing. She has enjoyed a successful career as a model, dancer and actress, taking the lead role of Tricia on the number one UK tour of ‘The Naked Truth’, and more recently playing Gail in the BBC soap opera, Eastenders. As a dancer, she has performed in such places as Ibiza, Sri Lanka and Japan.

Ghamseh is the troupe’s stunning Arabian jewel. Having studied numerous styles of dancing at university, she has gone on to perform in numerous dance shows and prestigious events as well as teaching dancing to young children and choreographing for various artists. Like the other members, she also has a successful modelling career.

Jemma has modelled for many big name magazines, as well as performing at FHM catwalk shows. She has been dancing since an early age, and uses her curvy body and beautiful looks to wow crowds with her high energy routines. Always one to keep busy, she has also taught dance at numerous levels.

April is the newest member of the troupe. Like the other girls, this stunning blonde has been dancing from an early age, and she exudes an air of confidence and a passion for her work. She’s currently in her second year at London Studio Centre where – as well as dancing – she is studying acting and singing.

With those credentials, you can be sure that these girls are going to put on some amazing shows in the coming weeks, so if you can get there, I highly recommend you go and take a look. However, as you stand there, staring in open-mouthed wonder at this veritable feast of stunningly beautiful girls, dancing and performing for your pleasure, please spare a thought for the rest of us over here in the UK. We’re in the grips of a cold snap that is going to be plunging back into minus figures again soon. So, while we’re going to have a cold Christmas over here, it’s going to be red-hot in China.

For more details about the girls and their upcoming tour dates, please visit their website at: http://www.narnishakers.com/index.php

If you want to know more about Charlotte, you can find her at:

http://www.everythingcharlotte.com/



Related Articles
    Derek -- Simply Brilliant
    Dara O’Briain -- The Gentleman Comic
    Fear of Flying: My Morbid View of Airline ...
    The Growth of Medical Tourism in the UK
    Funny Boy
    Anger as Carlos Tevez Appears to Refuse to Play
    Shadow Chancellor Outlines Five-Point Plan for ...
    Broken Hearted: What Do You Say?
    President Obama Weighs-in to the Japanese ...
    The Beautiful Game: Memories of When My Team ...
    Student Protestors Riot in London
    The Amityville Horror
    The Blitz
    British, US Soldiers to Do Marathon Run for ...
    Horse-trading with People’s Lives
    Is It the Future or Just a Fad?
    The Price of Failure
    You Know He Was British, Don’t You?
    The Drug Problem in United Kingdom
    Capitalism: How Free Does It Really Make Us?
    Rogue Afghan Soldier Kills 3 British Soldiers
    Blair’s Guards’ Expenses under Scrutiny
    Britain’s Hidden Disaster
    Referendum on Electoral Reform to be Announced
    The Mediterranean Diet
    Shame! England, My England!
    To Hell in a Handcart
    It’s Not Easy Being an England Fan
    Cumbrian Gunman Kills 12
    Rooney Is Greatest Player World Has Ever Seen
    Video Games: PC Vs. PS
    More Injury Woes for England
    England Team Banned from Using Twitter during ...
    Gareth Barry in Race to Prove Fitness
    Forgotten Couple Still in Hands of Somali ...
    England 3 – 1 Mexico
    England Captain, Ferdinand, Expresses Concern ...
    President Obama Looking for Spending Cuts
    British Airways Obtains an Injunction to ...
    Hedgehogs and Plumbers
    Britain Has a Hung Parliament
    Is It Being Destroyed by Too Much Money?
    Video Games: A Community Divided
    Video Games: They’ve Come a Long Way
    Gordon Brown Forced to Apologise over ...
    Why British Monarchy Is the Best in World
    How Many Wives Did Henry VIII Have?
    Annual Leave? I’d Rather Stay, If That"s All ...
    Plea of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s War Crime Victim
    The Family Way — Divorce
    UK Flights Grounded by Volcanic Ash
    Deadly Italian Train Crash Kills 6
    The Rise of Nationalism in Britain
    When America Sneezes the World Gets a Cold
    Oil Companies Continue to Rape Planet for ...
    Snow in Spring Brings Chaos to Parts of the UK
    Bureaucracy Strikes Again
    Darling Targets Election Victory with Safe ...
    The Child Bride Problem Is Still Alive and Well
    Terrified Emergency Call of a Woman Whose Car ...
    Achilles Tendon Injury Ends World Cup Dream
    CSR – Genuine Principle or Marketing ...
    Continuing Turbulence at British Airways
    Teenager's Murder Highlights Dangers of ...
    UK Election Juggernaut Begins to Roll
    War Families Anger at MoD Bonuses
    Cameron under Pressure over Lisbon Treaty
    Resignations Follow the Sacking of ...
    Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
    Tony Blair Ready to Stand for EU Presidency ...
    Debates Continue as Queen Weighs in to Row ...
    Protests Greet Nick Griffin’s Appearance on ...
    21 Environment Protesters Arrested in England
    The British Government Passes the Buck Again
    Everything Must Go As British Government Sells ...
    Boyzone Star Stephen Gately Dies
    Is David Cameron Even Capable of Honest ...
    The Tragedy of "Heaven's" Child Brides
    Elite – The UK’s Higher Education System
    Why Can’t I Hate Barack Obama?
    The UNCRC – The Convention That Dare Not ...
    The Tragedy of Child Brides


Shane Clarke serves as London Correspondent for The Seoul Times. He has been involved in humanitarian work for numerous years. He’s also a freelance management consultant. Having completed an honors degree in Law at Wolverhampton University, he then moved on to an MBA at Warwick Business School. He’s heavily involved in the fight against international parental child abduction to Japan.

 

back

 

 

 

The Seoul Times Shinheungro 25-gil 2-6 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 04337 (ZC)
Office: 82-10-6606-6188 Email:seoultimes@gmail.com
Copyrights 2000 The Seoul Times Company  ST Banner Exchange