27. February 2010 03:30
Well, perhaps we could say that my personal doomsday is coming, but we'll see how that goes. On Saturday, March 6th, sometime after 7:30 pm, I will be competing in the Emerald Rain Bellydance Competition doing a bellydance-burlesque fusion piece called, "My Post Apocalyptic Steampunk Strip Tease Minus The Strip Tease Because It's A Family Show". Naturally, I will be competing in the Persephone (Alternative) category.
At class last night, we worked the piece three times, trying things a little different with each go. It was the first night to use both the parasol and the respirator in the routine. That worked far better than I was expecting and I'm getting excited (if somewhat nervous) to hear what the judges, my friends, and my family think about it.
If you want to come out and see me perform, here are the gritty, little details.
The 2010 Emerald Rain Bellydance Competition
March 6th and 7th (I'll only be there on the 6th.)
At the Medallion Hotel
16710 Smokey Point Blvd
Arlington, WA 98223
The tickets for Saturday are $10.
So who's coming to the show?
19. January 2010 08:07
The private performance that was originally scheduled for this last weekend was canceled for reasons outside of our control. My teacher, who had been the connective tissue for this gig, suffered a death in the family and all of her weekend plans were scrapped right then and she is in my thoughts and hopes.
So I did what only seemed right. I winged it. Wherever and whenever I could, I would dance and wiggle and shimmy*. One of my favorite moments was when I walked onto the stage during the slave auction, walking up the stage, drawing a figure eight with my hips. There are times when objectification is not a bad thing.
I got to see friends I don’t see often. I made a lot of new friends. I met a plethora of dancers, bellydance, burlesque, and even a pole dancer. I even had a stint as a bar tender. Granted, I was making things up as I went along, but I didn’t get any complaints about it. In fact, I heard we had the best bar on the party floor.
* As of this writing, the Shimmy is still the bane of my existence. I can do the shimmy at will now, but doing it in conjunction with another move is a different story.