Antipode is a geek belly dancing and comedic acting troupe who performs at various conventions along the East Coast. Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix of cosplay, pop-culture, geekery, and off- beat humor Antipode brings the audience not just dance, but full geek entertainment. You'll find them doing a fusion of theatrical belly dance with other world dance, along making tributes to Final Fantasy, Doctor Who, My Little Pony, The Legend of Zelda, and Harry Potter. Antipode was originally founded in 2006 and performed their first show at Setsucon in State College, PA. The eccentric and hilarious dance group has combined their love of otaku/nerd culture with their love of belly dancing to create a unique form of dance known as theatrical belly dancing. Antipode's main members are Ayla, the lead choreographer, Merika the head costumer, along with Termariel and Linwe. While the group originally started in State College, PA, the performers are from various areas across a couple states, including Washington DC, State College, Wilkes-Barre, and Hershey in Pennsylvania. Check them out on the web at antipodebellydance.com, facebook.com/antipodebellydance, and twitter.com/antipodedance.
Antipode was originally founded in 2006 and performed their first skit/dance show at Setsucon '07. The eccentric dance group has combined their love of otaku/nerd culture with their love of belly dancing to create a unique form of dance known as theatrical belly dancing. Antipode performs throughout the year at numerous conventions.
What is an "antipode"? A combo technique attack spell from the video game Chrono Trigger developed by Squaresoft(now Square-Enix) utilizing Lucca's Fire magic and Marle's Ice magic. The spell has three variations (Antipode, Antipode 2, and Antipode 3) Antipode 3 being the strongest.
"Not only is Antipode one of the most creative and engaging performances Intervention has ever hosted, but they are also professional and friendly. I know that when they perform with us that the fans will love it and I won't have to stress about handling their group at the show. It's a win/win." - Oni, Intervention Con
"Antipode really made NEPA BlogCon a special event. Not only were they fantastic to work with, but they brought this amazing energy to our conference. The costumes, the dancing, the music - it all worked perfectly!" - Mandy Boyle, co-founder, NEPA BlogCon
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01.31.13: Antipode combines 'geek' culture with belly dancing via Collegian.psu.edu
01.04.13: Gotta Love Cute Geek Girls Who Bellydance!
01.09.12: Antipode Bellydance Returns for fifth year via Setsucon.com
01.29.12: Setsucon 2012: Geeky bellydancers, Furries, Ravers, and Lolitas galore. via DarlingStewie.com
08.07.12: Super Mario Belly Dance World By Just Antipode At Rakkasah Originate Caravan 2011 via BloggyByJake.Lexwiki.com
09.18.12: Antipode presents Super Mario Belly Dance World via Interventioncon.com
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