so, 2011 was the year of stifled inspiration. I was hoping to have a show of at least 4 choreographies ready for performance by April 2012. so far? 1 complete choreography which the performer, a wonderful dancer and student of mine, has yet to memorize. This is probably my doing as the errant instructor who has reached a very anti-climatic point in her choreography career.
I love to choreograph. I love choosing the music, letting it settle into my bones and loosen up my flesh. Yet, when
The Dying Art of Egyptian Belly Dance
Egyptian belly dancers are an endangered species. On the road to extinction. That is, if there isn’t a belly dance renaissance in Egypt sometime soon. Even Dina fears as much. For the truth is, aside from Dina, Randa, Camelia, and more recently, Aziza, there is a conspicuous lack of good Egyptian belly dancers on the market. This is ironic, considering that most of us imagine Egypt to be “Planet Belly Dance,” and that Egypt is the home of
My first New Year's Eve performing in Istanbul consisted of four shows. The first was on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. It was in a mansion so lovely that the tile floor in the garage was nicer than what most people have in their kitchens.
I hired a driver to take me there (it sounds glamorous, but it's basically a taxi), wait for me, then take me to a seaport where I was picked up by a yacht just before midnight. There was enough time before my show for a quick dinner in the
So this year has been quite full.
So many great shows classes and workshops!
Taught at Ques and Tattoos
Earned my ACE certification
Opened the Urban Ghawazii studio
Married my hunny Michael
Went to Spain and Morrocco, the Alhambra is amazing!
May we all be blessed with peace, good health and dancing in 2012!
Updated 12-29-2011 at 01:49 AM by shahravar
Wow I have not dropped by Bhuz for a couple of months...they always change so much when I do that...doh!
Wonder what happened to my old blog? and my friends? any who