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Holiday Thoughts for Dancers
It is that time of the year for celebration, family, and fun. The weather calls for those warm blankets and hot chocolate. A fire to gather around, telling stories. A time to reflect on who we are and what wishes we have for next year. I would like to share a few thoughts.
Creativity - Right Side Brain
We are always interested in learning new dance skills. Understanding our right side of the brain and doing certain exercises, strengthens that area.
The Arabian Nights Parts I and II
Now it is time for storytelling at its finest. In this discussion, I will refer to the storyteller Shahrzad, in the Persian transliteration. The first parts are "The Merchant and the Genie" and "The History of the Fisherman".
It has been awhile since I last spoke of the Arabian Nights. There is a reason for it. I've read so much into the story, that I don't want to finish. Scheherazade and her stories amaze me. As dancers, we should at least try to know her, this fascinating woman who inspires the music and our dance.
Images on Bellydancer.co
The images on this Facebook page are beautiful and I look forward to seeing the images daily.
Dancing for Mental Health Awareness
Dancers have different answers as to why they dance. Some do it for fun, to entertain, and others to express the pain of ourselves or others.
Shelaby's Fez Documentary Project
On July 14, 2013, dancers and musicians will come together to celebrate the legendary Fez nightclub in Los Angeles, California. Roxanne Shelaby, daughter of founder Lou Shelaby, is raising funds for this wonderful documentary.
Profanity and the Dancer
Recently, I saw a remark from a belly dancer about another belly dancer using profanity on Facebook. Although the remark was more of a suggestion, I really had to think long and hard about myself and my mouth. How does profanity reflect on a dancer?
Not Looking Good in Costume
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a video of myself dancing at an event. The video was an eye opener to say the least.
Dancers and Choreographers
Every occupation has certain guidelines and standards under the Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, under the Department of Labor, establish these statistics for those working in the United States. Those interested in becoming a dancer or a choreographer, visit the website.
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