Ya Raqs were all geared up for a performance in Liverpool city centre on Saturday 25th April - all part of Merseyside Dance Initiative’s (MDI) celebrations of the 2015 International Dance Day. It was supposed to show off the vast array of cultures that make Liverpool’s dance scene so vibrant. But dear old Mother Nature had other ideas - and rain stopped play!
Now those of you who follow our blog on a regular basis know that a little bit of rain doesn’t stop us - we’ve danced in torrential downpours and when it has been blowing an absolute hoolie! So we turned up to the event just in case - ever hopeful!
But alas it was not to be - so what do the Ya Raqs crew do in a moment of crisis? Yes you guessed it - cake! We settled in to the café at the Bluecoat Chambers to sample their very best tea, coffee and cake and took the opportunity for a rather unscheduled, but very pleasant, catch up.
|Tameri, Kebi, Aisha, Phoenece, Naima and Mish Mish in the cafe|
It is a great shame that the event didn’t come off as planned, that is the nature of outdoor events in the UK unfortunately, but watch this space - we will be back!
|Ya Raqs selfie!|