Belly Dancer Ansuya

Belly Dance Debate, Cabaret vs Tribal

Dancing as a guest dancer with Wayward Tribal and now as a member is a new and invigorating process. While many purists (in either side of the cabaret/tribal fence) shout that their styles are so irreconcilably different that they can hardly share a stage, that just isn’t true. Both styles are dramatic interpretations of music,…

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Wonder Woman

During the Essence Of Belly Dance workshop one of Mira Betz’s key focus points revolved around our body image, brain chemistry and being on stage. How primitive flight or fight responses can hinder a performance, the interaction between our brain and our body, and how we can use this to our advantage. Her opening remarks to the class reminded me of Aziza’s “if it doesn’t feel like this it doesn’t look like this” mantra. Where Aziza was focused on the muscles and posture of the dancer (because lets face it, it is far easier to slouch than sit up straight, and if it doesn’t feel like you are sitting up straight then you look like you are slouching), Mira was going moving toward the mind body connection of “when you look like this, you will feel like this.”

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Essence of Belly Dance Workshop

This past weekend I attended Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance’s annual Essence of Belly Dance workshop, in Atlanta Georgia. This fabulous workshop was held in the Marriott hotel across from Lenox mall, and despite the fabulous shopping across the street, the belly dance shopping to be had within the workshop walls was more than enough to…

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Gold Dance Dress For Sale

Beautiful Egyptian Style Cabaret belly dance dress. Halter style bra has strong straps that clasp behind the neck and in back. Gold colored mesh connects the bra to the skirt section. Shiny sequin appliques wrap up the mesh across the front and back of the mesh middle. Bead and sequin work in purples, pinks, gold and some silver/white rhinestones. Long strands of beads emphasize the hips. Unique ‘belt’ around the hips is accented by more appliques.

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