My dear readers, I’ve been a busy dancer. I had an incredibly intense week about a month ago — lots of work, lots of kid, lots of dancing in the evenings, either in class or with a video or doing improv, and then on top of that, a super Saturday of workshops with Cihangir Gümüstürkmen. … Continue reading Veil and Drum Solo Workshops with Aisa Lafour, and other dance notes
This is the one hundredth post on Atisheh Dance! Here’s to a “century” of me futzing around my living room in yoga pants and a hip scarf and then writing about it for the internets! Yesterday I wrote about putting together my own customized dance practice using Datura Online. However, since I’m not a fan … Continue reading Refining the Dance with Maria Sokolova
The second episode of this season of Project Belly Dance was a grab-bag of reality show tricks and twists. You will dance — but not to your own music! Some people will be eliminated, but one will be voted back in! Another will be voted all the way to the finals! And, oh yeah, how … Continue reading Blogging Project Belly Dance: Season 2, Episode 2: On your toes, ladies!
You would think, given that I have a blog dedicated to dance videos and everything, that I would be totally up to date with Cheeky Girls’ Project Belly Dance. I’m not. I somehow never managed to watch the first season — what can I say, not only is life busy, but my husband is more … Continue reading Blogging Project Belly Dance: Season 2, Episode 1
Lately, I’ve been dealing with some challenges. How to navigate being a mom — even though my expectations of myself are not high, somehow they’re still too high for the reality. How to embrace my dancing where it is, skill-wise, rather than mourning the skills I don’t have. And in my own, real-life, for-money work, … Continue reading Against Rigidity: Some Inspirations for Improvisation
Another recent highlight was, as you might have guessed by the headline, performing at a friend’s wedding. Now, this wasn’t a big formal thing, nor was it a real gig. The couple wanted their friends to put on little skits and the like, and I knew this was just my chance to pull out the … Continue reading In which the writer performs at a wedding (sort of)
Dear readers, I have been away for a bit. Unlike most radio silences, this is not because I’m not dancing. In fact, as far as my busier-than-ever life allows, I’m dancing even more. Over the next few posts, I’ll share some memories and reflections. Last weekend I took two workshops with the Berlin-based artist and … Continue reading Çiftetellisi and Expression Workshops with Cihangir Gümüstürkmen