The wait is finally over. The Shadowdance video is HERE!!! I am so happy to be able to share it with you all! I am particularly proud of this piece for a few reasons. First, I got to share the stage with my Roshi, my teacher, my amazing mentor and friend, Freyja. Some students never get the opportunity to dance with their teachers so I feel incredibly grateful for this experience. Second, the concept of this piece was entirely my idea and she trusted me enough to do my own thing (even though she’s not a zombie fanatic like I am). I created the choreo (with help from Michael Jackson, of course!) and the costumes and I mixed the music. I really think of this performance as my baby, actually.
In other news, I am working hard with my students and they are loving tribal fusion bellydance. I really do enjoy creating lesson plans for each of them. I am working on some new choreo for a solo piece with music by Cat Powers. It should be interesting. I am thinking soft and subtle on this one (taking weekly classes with Frederique has really influenced/improved my dancing). Also, DJ Amar has asked me to dance at the afterparty for Tribal Fest 10 next year. I said hell yeah! That one is really going to be super crazy fun.
Also, for your enjoyment, I have posted a documentary in five parts on Ruth St. Denis. You can view it here (scroll down to the bottom). It is wonderful! She is such an inspiration to me.
Enjoy my new video!
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