#NaBloPoMo, Day 3: Dance

Tonight, I’m grateful for dance. For the way it brings people together, in circles, squares, pairs, clumps, and huge crowds. For the catharsis of a solo soul-dance party with nobody watching. For the way it makes great music greater. For the rush of a great performance – for both dancers and spectators. For the beauty Read More

100 Happy Days – Day 28: THE SHOW

  What a night. It was the kind of dance performance experience you hope for: Everything went smoothly – no obvious costume mishaps, lighting and music cues were all on, people did their jobs well. We had an almost-full theatre. Our guest performers were all amazing. We got great feedback from our audience (even some of Read More

100 Happy Days – Day 27: Gettin’ Stuff Organized

The day before the show!!! I have been in this many dance pieces (5) – or even more – in other shows, but never with quite so much in the way of complex costumes. It feels great to have everything ready to go. *** [subscribe2] [ad name=”Med Rec”] ***

Why I Love Belly Dancing

Dancing has always been part of me. Long before I took my first ballet class at age six, I liked to fling myself around the living room to music, preferably with filmy garments draped over me. Since then, I’ve tried almost every kind of dance you can think of, except for tap. (Not that I Read More

A few pertinent numbers

  1 Day until Mosaic, the belly dance fusion show in which I’ll be performing with my belly dance troupe! 3 group numbers I’ll be dancing in with the gorgeous ladies of Invoketress; 9 guest performers/groups gracing us with their presence tomorrow; 3:24 minutes of solo I’ve choreographed to a well-known pop song (hint: I’ll Read More

Hypes and Gripes – June 2011

Gripe: My blog DISAPPEARING for a week. Now that I’ve looked at my stats, I can see that it was a blank, unviewable page for seven whole days (even though I didn’t realize it for the first few). Scary. Hype: It’s back! My daddy fixed it!! Yay! Dear blog, I apologize for updating your plugins Read More

Bellydance Bizarre

I thought y’all might enjoy this video of (some of) our dance troupe, Invoketress, dancing our interpretation of the story of Lillith to Apocalyptica’s cover of Metallica’s “One”. We performed last weekend at the Bellydance Bizarre, hosted by DownHips of Cambridge. What a fantastic show: all the dancers bring their most funny/weird/creepy numbers to the Read More

Feeling a Tad Overwhelmed

Whenever I’m feeling like I don’t quite have a handle on everything, it’s time to make a list. Just putting stuff next to bullets makes life seem more orderly. I am a chronic overcommitter. I’m performing tomorrow with Invoketress for the Belly Blush – a veil piece with a princess theme, ooh pretty. I have Read More

E Not Liking Grass, Part II: Hindu Gods

I’ve uploaded the sequel to Mission Impossible Baby, just to showcase the diversity of E’s talents. 🙂 Here, he avoids grass by striking poses that you will note are very similar to sculptures of dancing Hindu divinities. In my belly dance class, we’ve been learning some Indian-inspired choreography, and how it’s all about the bends Read More

What a Festrogabulous Idea!

Yesterday I attended my first official clothing exchange party. It was smashing! (The good kind.) Now, read on, and see if you can guess what that big F-word up there means. I’ve been at events where clothing was exchanged, but this was hard-core. A belly dancer friend of mine invited me – and I guess Read More