In 2011 I choreographed and produced a full theatre production that featured the Big Band, the Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble and ensemble soloists. If you’ve watched any of the videos I’ve re-posted about the show during the A-Z in April blog posts, you’ll have noticed right away that this was a really fun show.… Continue reading R: Raqs Bedaya
I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge. One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday). C is for the Casino Opera Choreography! The inspiration for this particular choreography was Badia Masabni, the founder of modern Egyptian dance as we know it today, and her famous nightclub, called… Continue reading C is for the Casino Opera Choreography
Two of the things I miss the most all wrapped up into one pretty package! I miss the creative expression that choreographing for the troupe allowed me to indulge in. And DAMN I miss playing that big band music! From 2011: Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps: a cane dance, choreographed by me and performed by Saba Middle… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Bellydance & Big Band
In honour of today being the International Day of Dance, I’m going to share some of my previous dance life with you! You can find more here and here. …if you’re on a device, you’ll need to view this in your browser to see the video. Click HERE to go directly to the website. I… Continue reading Happy International Dance Day!
Today is Random Thursday. Since I don’t have any quilting news, I thought I would finally get around to posting this choreography. This is my former dance troupe, Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, performing Beni wa Benak at the Yukon Arts Centre in March 2011. I originally choreographed this piece as a tool for the… Continue reading Random Thursday & Beni wa Benak
I have been pondering my upcoming retirement and what I want it to look like. Who do I want to be? What do I want to do? Ironically, it was my illness that gave me the opportunity to examine these questions. It was a devastating time for me. For a while, I couldn’t even… Continue reading Bellydance after Retirement: the beginnings of a plan!