Tuesday, August 23, 2011

M Pardo Creations: Tribal bellydancer I

M Pardo Creations: Tribal bellydancer I: This doll outfit took me quite longer than usual, but I think the result is worth it. It's based in the american tribal bellydance s...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Coal Chamber - Rowboat

Coal Chamber, Rowboat.

This is also very beautiful to me. For 2 reasons:

I'm still in love this song
And the Energy projected, and given back.

A great performance. Makes me wanna get back to seeing concerts again.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Miss Ameerah



this is totally a video that literally only makes sense at 4am,
You're in the middle of a gigantic brainstorm, your 4th cup of coffee, sketches in all disarray, your hot, sweaty, and groggy...
and then this video makes you watch this video....
yes it just appears...

BOYZ in the BASSMENT, by Pussymonster

god i love it! just for that explanation above.

10-Count Rhythm, Semai (10/8)

I just learned Rhymns today, no prior experience.
This is kinda fun trying to figure out beats... correct me if i'm wrong but it seems like a
10-Count Rhythm, Semai (10/8)
Ayoub (zar) 2/4
( ? )
Balady 4/4
( ? )

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rachel Brice, nostalgic images

from Sally Charlton facebook 
Morgan Brackett
facebook of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

facebook of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

To see a beautiful artist's past, gives me hope for my future.
Sequoia Emmanuelle

Daniel Jung


Steven Klein, Moment in Time

[Flash 10 is required to watch video]

Westside Pistol

This is sooo scary, but It's sooo beautiful.  Steven Klein freaks me out, and I LOVE it, but somehow I'm still intrigued and engaged.  God, I think I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Klein.

Steven Klein, Movement Inspiration

[Flash 10 is required to watch video]

Coming to Interview Magazine June / July 2011.

Like a dinosaur.... I love this! 

I've been imagining movement all a long


 "A photograph should breathe like poetry.
A photograph should create a theater within the mind, it should never remain motionless.
A photograph should be liquid, fluid....
If a photograph does not move, it should sculpt.
If a photograph does not move, a beautiful photograph will be able to transfer into a fluid gesture...."
-Dominique Locke, September 2009

Gina Bruno - Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Suhaila Salimpour's student (Level 5, highest). Her vibrations are insane!
I love what Suhaila's doing with her format.

"Q: Which part does Suhaila's format change you the most?
Gina Bruno: The key differentiation of the Suhaila format is a keen attention to technique and body awareness. You don't do something because that's the only "move" you know, or can only do it at a certain speed or timing. You do something because you choose to, because the music calls for it, and you have complete body knowledge and awareness of what you're doing. A structured format makes movements/choreography easier to teach to others. If you know what you're doing, you can explain it to someone else. Suhaila will never say..."follow along and do what I do." She'll break it down muscle by muscle. It's like yoga or Pilates; attention to detail and muscular systems to understand and impart knowledge of movement. This is a groundbreaking next step to bring structure and technique to bellydance.

Q: What is the most less sense part to you in Suhaila's format?
Gina Bruno: Dancers must remember that Suhaila isn't trying to create "mini Suhaila's" - she is raising the bar for technique and knowledge of the dance. What's most important is that dancers take her technique and build from there to develop their own style, their own expression, their own creation. This format will help you learn the alphabet, syntax, and language...but you are ultimately the author of your own poetry. It must be an expression of you. The higher levels of the format begin to explore creativity, acting techniques, journaling, and integration of technique and artistic expression."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kami Liddle Interview, August 2006

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Photo Source: Violet Scrap Fusion Bellydance Interview Source: BellyDanceHawaii.com

Moria Chappell Interview

Be true to yourself - Interview with Moria Chappell

"Q. Please tell us which part do dance change you the most?
Moria Chappell: When I first saw a bellydancer I was mesmerized.  I couldn’t believe how beautifully she could move her hips and how graceful her arms and hands were.  I felt such liberation and joy watching her it changed me forever. I had been in University for 4 years getting my degree and just didn’t feel satisfied.  When I started bellydancing after I graduated I knew I had found my passion and was so happy to pursue it.  That was 10 years ago, and I am still just as passionate about it as I was then."

Beautiful photographs

aric keil

sara haase

(SIC) Images

(SIC) Images

Daniel Jung

(SIC) Images

(SIC) Images

B. Hockensmith Photography

Sol Crawford / Little Scarab

Monday, August 8, 2011

More makeup - April Rose

People Who Inspire Me

  • Mom
  • Marcus (brother)
  • David (love)
  • Grandpa
  • Kyna (cousin)
  • Sir aka Logic (close friend)
  • Lesley I. (my teacher)
  • Sadie Marquardt (and her pregnancy)
  • Zoe Jakes
  • Moria Chappell
  • Samantha Emanuel
  • Laura P. I. (fellow student)

Pregnancy and Belly dance

It'll be at least 6-7 more years until I would like to have a baby... So, I was really worried about dance and post-pregnancy... So Here is compilation of a few things that made me relax.

post pregnancy bellydance body? - Belly Dance Instructors - tribe.net

This young lady had a child two years ago from the date this photo was taken (according to the looks of her posting on tribe.net)

On top that, a few belly dance and pregnancy dvd's for exercises....

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Zoe Jakes, closing number at Salon L' Orient Winter Solstice

Too beautiful. That first song is just so touching.

Shakira - a bellydancer, snakecharmer

"Snake Charmer" by Bassnectar just makes me feel happy to be alive for some reason.
And I feel like it's a song from the outside.
Its like how others view a belly dancer. It's super super cute! And it kinda makes me proud to have chosen belly dance. Don't ask me why it just does :)

Rachel Brice and Kami Liddle - vintage 2005 Tribal Fusion

There is something very very sweet about this video.


Davina Tribal Collective performs at The Massive Spectacular! 2011

Another ATS performance that is sooo beautiful.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Beardyman: "Unshaved" (Episode 1) - feat. mr_hopkinson on internet visuals

This man is a showman! Multitalented - Funny, Great Pitch, Creates songs like *that* *snaps fingers*, Has to keep up with current music trends...
I applaude him. I'm always inspired by people doing what they love to do!