Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'm always searching for Ariellah interviews... She truly is sooo inspiring... I have to understand how she gets so much emotion into her dance...
"when I dance, I express the music, I look into the eyes and hearts of the audience. I take from them and they take from me and it is a perfect dance and we all rejoice in it. I give myself to them. I find that hands, and movement of the hands can be so very expressive and so I use much hand work in my dance to draw my audience in and tell them a story, take them on a journey of my love of dance and a journey of the beautiful music that rings in my ears, the music that is my muse.
Well, in fact, the music inspires me…it tells me what to do. I usually fall completely in love with a piece of music and play it over and over and over again because I love the sound, and what usually ends up happening is an outpouring, overflowing burst of ideas and visions. It happens a lot while I am driving…and then I go down into my studio and “play” with the song for hours, just simply dancing to it and allowing myself to shine through…allowing the music to dictate what I am to do. I used to count out and write down every count in the music, then I would fill in all the blanks with movements. Now it is more like I dance to the music, and then capture it on my video recorder and if there are any blanks, that is when I start using the “counting phrases” method previously mentioned. "
-Ariellah,When Goth and Bellydance Meet - Part 1
"For me personally, I tend to keep to the basic movements of belly dance and I don’t stray too far, except to bring in my own personal style and perhaps a fusion of other dance forms on top of the belly dance, but only very, very minutely. "
-Ariellah, When Goth and Bellydance Meet - Part 2
When Goth and Bellydance Meet - Part 1 http://www.thefrontpageonline.com/articles1-3977/WhenGothandBellydanceMeetPart1
When Goth and Bellydance Meet - Part 2 http://www.thefrontpageonline.com/articles1-3978/WhenGothandBellydanceMeetPart2