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.”
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.