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    a request for brave souls

    I am going to be updating power point presentations I show to my students on costuming and posture.

    I'd like to add some pictures of the following:

    poor posture (dropped upper body, tilted pelvis, tense shoulders, etc)

    costume fitting issues
    Bras: bras that don't fit just right, bra straps too long, cups too big or not big enough, armpit cleavage, not enough support)
    Belts: gaps, plumbers crack, fringe too long for short dancers,
    Skirts: skirts too short, not evenly hemmed, etc
    General: wrong or unflattering style, suboptimal color coordination, etc.
    Makeup/hair: not eough, too much, wrong, etc.

    Okay so here is the request for brave souls. Does anyone have photos of themselves demonstrating these negative qualities? Who would be willing to let me use them in a classroom? (not printed out, not distributed electronically, not published on the web). I'm happy to show a bad/good or before/after contrast.

    I will now wait for the crickets to start chirping....,r:;
    Last edited by ssipes; 03-04-2008 at 01:43 PM. Reason: general typos


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    I'm not shy. I'll see what I've got and pm ya. Nice idea BTW.


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    oh I definitely have some. Haha...
    how about facial expressions? I know that doesn't fit into your costuming/posture categories, but man... I'm the queen of making weird/ugly/funky ass faces while dancing


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Quote Originally Posted by jenlindseys View Post
    oh I definitely have some. Haha...
    how about facial expressions? I know that doesn't fit into your costuming/posture categories, but man... I'm the queen of making weird/ugly/funky ass faces while dancing
    Ooo, ooo - Yes, me, too! With the faces, I mean! I'm gonna see what I can find (shouldn't be hard at all!:)), as well as many shots of me looking DOWN too much as I dance...


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    oh, yeah...how about incredi-muffin top!


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    How about wierd splayed fingers and awkward chicken arms? LOL!


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Quote Originally Posted by Asra View Post
    How about wierd splayed fingers and awkward chicken arms? LOL!
    yesssss!!!


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    You can use the picture in my profile for the creeping shoulders! I was sooooooooo scared.


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    No one has caught me on film yet! Would you all be willing to post those pictures here for we the baby bellies?


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    once I get my computer fixed I have a lovely photo of me dancing at the Lafayette Grill with my panties sticking out <sigh> that I can pass on


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Let me look through my piccies and see what I've got!


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Oh, I've got a great one for you. It's a Bad Taste Trifecta: unflattering cut, bad fit, AND a beautiful color that looks terrible against my skin. (Also the worst possible camera angle for nearly everyone's bod, but that's the one thing that's not my fault.) In addition, it conveniently shows that a dress isn't a safe choice if isn't the right dress. Interested?

    I imagine I'm not the only one who will ask that this not be for online sharing. No offense to our beloved baby bellies, but if you're marketing yourself as a performing artist these days, you're more likely to be trying to keep ugly photos of yourself off the Internet as much as possible than posting them publicly on purpose.

    (I actually found this scary one online: the manager of the venue took it and posted it on the venue's website without permission -- fortunately also without identifying details!)


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Wow! I'm amazed how quickly our fellow Bhuzzers began queing up for this little project. To date, Sedonia has pulled most of the examples used from the fashion/ advertising media (2/3 to 3/4). Only a smaller portion of the examples used (up until now) have been from "the dance". This will be a great boon to our students in their education.

    There was one video night during this past year that we hosted for our students in which an unfortunate choice in costume inadvertently ended up being shown to the group (we'd been trying to keep the clips to people and performances that exemplified the best in the dance to us). I was absolutely amazed when every student present immediately got how the poor choice in costuming/ costume elements completely destroyed the performance. So a picture can be worth a thousand words (or save a thousand words).


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Please feel free to show them this picture that I lovingly call Zombie Belly Dancer Needs BRAINS!

    http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8...ydanceroc4.jpg

    My hands and arms are so hideous in this picture I cringe looking at it. It's 3 years old though, and I've made 100% improvement in them since then.


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Quote Originally Posted by TediThomas View Post
    Wow! I'm amazed how quickly our fellow Bhuzzers began queing up for this little project.
    For me at least it's safe on two counts: nobody in your neighborhood knows me from a tree, and the photo doesn't look anything like me!

    Well, hmm...I was considering submitting a shot taken in a good dress as well, out of vanity and for contrast, but perhaps it's best to preserve my anonymity.

    <retreats into shadows>


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    I'm sorry, I'm perfect, so I have none...







    ..l;, ..l;, ..l;, ..l;, ..l;, ..l;, ..l;, ..l;,
    If I had any on this computer I'd totally share. There are videos that can be used for extortion and you won't find those on YouTube.
    Photographers who are not used to shooting movement happen to only shoot the awful claw/hunched/rolled back eye shots.
    It's nice to show all examples, actually. Great idea!
    Unsolicited advice: Be generous with the positive/after examples. If students hold bad examples in their minds too long, they might start to manifest. .w.:
    Last edited by Azhia; 03-04-2008 at 10:19 PM.


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    You guys are the best! Anyone who wants to donate to this cause can email me what you have at the email below. Like I said, it won't leave the classroom!

    Sedonia


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    Re: a request for brave souls

    Quote Originally Posted by jenlindseys View Post
    oh I definitely have some. Haha...
    how about facial expressions? I know that doesn't fit into your costuming/posture categories, but man... I'm the queen of making weird/ugly/funky ass faces while dancing
    with my collection of ugly faces while i dance caught by pro and amateur photographers i challenge you for the Queen title. ..c::


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