The Company: About The Nekyia

The Nekyia’s Showgrrrl Sublime is a sexy, elegant, and fully customizable entertainment experience that integrates dance, cirque, aerial (trapeze, silks, and hoop), and fire with body-rocking beats that keep audiences on their feet. The music, performance, and ambiance create a cosmopolitan cabaret atmosphere for nightclubs, festivals, corporate events, and private parties.

The Nekyia’s unique style is the creation of dancer/choreographer Kristina Cañizares, a darling of California’s belly dance, burlesque, Latin dance, and fire performance scenes. She works with a team of Showgrrrls drawn from the top dancers and cirque performers in the Bay Area. Music director, DJ Drumspyder creates original music driven by his virtuoso live percussion and ultra-hip DJ sets with an infectiously funky blend of deep house, jackin house, Afro-Latin, and Middle Eastern flavors.

The Nekyia has a growing following, having performed at numerous club, festival, and corporate events including Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman, Ruby Skye, Great American Music Hall, Bumbershoot, The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival, The Avalon Ballroom, Zanzibar, Burning Man’s Fire Arts Expo, The Spectra Ball, Bohemian Carnival, Cabaret Verdalet, and Arabia Exotica. The company’s revolutionary performances appears in Hollywood Video’s “Bellydance Underworld” and “Tribal Revolution” DVDs, with two more videos to come. DrumSpyder’s debut album, “The Nekyia Volume I”, was released in February 2007, and he has a remix featured on Six Degrees Records’ “Global Dance” Compilation.


“The Nekyia is creative, innovative, and exciting to see and hear. They are reliable and professional, and of course they’re smokin’ hot!”

-Justin Katz, San Francisco ArtSFest

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