28. January 2010 07:54
Two events that are you coming up fast that I need to get my registration in for the Emerald Rain Bellydance competition (the Alternative category) and the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival (visual artist). SEAF's deadline is 1/31 and ER is 2/1. While I don't think I'll place at Emerald Rain, it'll definately be a new, and hopefully fun, experience. Certainly getting outside of my comfort zone and that's not a bad thing.
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.
9. January 2010 08:32
Welcome to my little corner of the web. Please pardon the dust, I'm still working on getting the site just how I like it.