Blackhoodygrrl was originally inspired by a quote from Thomas Moore's book Dark Nights of the Soul
Hooded sweatshirts hearken back to the monastic cowl, or special part of the monk’s robe that shrouded the head in an act of reverence. To put one’s hood up is an ordinary gesture; this gesture, in turn combined with other ordinary gestures like taking a deep breath or listening to music, can lead to a sacred existence.
Ordinary gestures can lead to sacred existences: this simple and beautiful idea sparked the creation of a totally unique, theatrical persona. Blackhoodygrrl is a San Francisco based performance artist, tribal fusion belly dance soloist, choreographer, instructor, personal trainer, and sacred movement facilitator. She is a comic book character, an urban warrior and a personal mythology come to life; she is also the alter-ego of Amber Slemmer, a life-long dancer and student of Zen Buddhism. Blackhoodygrrl specializes in tribal fusion, a descendant of American Tribal Style(ATS). Her particular style of belly dance also includes:
- techniques and artistry from classical ballet
- jazz inspired choreography
- fire dancing
- theatrical archetypal expression
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