Recent content by Dunyah

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    What is REAL Pharonic dance?

    Ruth St. Denis in a Pharaonic-inspired dance:
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    I went looking for some garish red, white and blue belly dance costume with stars and stripes, and I didn't find anything. But I did find this, which is quite nice, I think. The caption says "My teacher Katarina Burda balancing a Russian cossack sabre sword on the 4th of July at Point Richmond...
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    I haven't been a big fan of "nude" costumes, but I do like this Bella. Not crazy about the Neon one, but it does look very well-made and professional.
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    I'm not a fan of the trend toward nude-looking bras like the one up-thread. This costume uses the nude fabric in a more attractive way to my eye, though I'm not crazy about the skirt fabric, I do like the bra and belt and the way that the nude fabric can visually lengthen the torso. Edited to...
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    Male Tribal Fusion Troupe

    Thought you guys might like this: http://youtu.be/GnGY2qe8MdY
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    I'm in love with this vintage costume dripping bugle beads. It must weigh a ton! It was once owned by Helena Vlahos. It makes me wish and hope that fringe monsters will make a comeback! Not easy to see in the photo, but it has a matching cape sewn to a little bolero top.
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    Marketplace?

    I've enjoyed the Swapmeet over on Bhuz for years, but with the recent changes there, it has lost most of its appeal. I think this is an opportunity for OD to fill the gap. I haven't used the Marketplace here very much, but if it can be a place where dancers sell directly to one another without...
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    Email notifications question

    How do I turn off the email notifications that alert me when someone has replied to a thread where I posted? I don't really want to get these. Thanks.
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    Hello again

    Hi, I haven't posted on here in a very long time, I often lurk, though. I'm a long-time dancer/teacher/musician who is pretty active in my town and region (Oregon/Pacific Northwest). My website is Americanistan, Belly Dance Music So, hello again!
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    Raven & Americanistan

    lEqBt9a2yDs Short clip of Raven, from Newport, Oregon, with live music by Americanistan. I, Dunyah, am drumming, my husband, WayneOmar, is chanting, and our friend John is playing the flute. Our musical style is original, inspired by the Middle East but we have our own take on it. Raven has...
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