Truthfully, I haven't been able to witness this full thread, and at this point many of the backlog of photos are long gone, but I'm curious if y'all ever go in and admit your guilty pleasures, meaning those costumes you know are questionable or fugly but you love and would totally wear anyway...
Dance Challenge: Post your own dance interpretation of Aattemya Layl! :-)
Official Dance Challenge Song: Aattemya Layl! Post video of your own dance interpretation. :-)
(Spotify link here where you can listen for free -https://open.spotify.com/album/2srLQVOY35dvehNh8hSvbB)
Also You can get...
I was asked once to do a Salome dance of the seven veils themed piece once. I recruited Latifa to play Salome's mother, because I thought it would really add to the piece, she always seemed like an important character. Not saying you should do that, but I was going to share a few photos to try...
3d flowers - sheer full skirts - the one sleeve dress
Recent costume trends that I find really interesting and I feel kind of particular to this time:
3D details, (not silk flowers so much as blinged flowers) like this one by Hisham Osman on Randa Kamal, and the orchids costume by Marina Zuy...
Barakaat Dance Company presents
KIN:An epic tale of loss and redemption told through belly dance
November 21, 2015 7pm
Howard County Center for the Arts
Ellicott City, Maryland
tickets available at barakaatbellydance.com
fundraising campaign at igg.me/at/Barakaat-KIN
Check out the...
Calling All Dancers!
Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company is holding auditions for new members on Sunday, January 12, 2013 and the following Sunday, January 19, 2013 from 11AM to 1PM at the MAC Harbor East in Baltimore!
This is your opportunity to become part of one of the...
My dance company, Barakaat, will be holding auditions for new members January 6th, & 13th, 2013. Based in Baltimore, MD, we are looking for skilled, positive, professional caliber performers who enjoy creative collaboration.
I would love to see you come audition!
Also, if you know someone who...
I've entered an international online belly dance contest "The Ultimate Belly Dancer" as a soloist and with my troupe Barakaat. The ten contestants in each category with the most votes get judged by a panel of judges well known in the business, feedback is given and winners are selected. I...
I was actually reasonably pleased with how this performance turned out and I feel like sharing it. Me and my sword at Piper's BellyPalooza in Baltimore 2010.
YouTube - Shems Belly Dance with Sword at Piper's BellyPalooza 2010
:-) It has been a very swordy year or so for me.
Pre-Registration now available! http://www.shemsdance.com/workshop-series/
During 2011 Shems will be hosting several workshops at the MAC Harbor East in Baltimore, MD. Check back often to see the exciting topics and instructors.
March 26, 2011 – Two Sword Workshops with Belladonna
This is a production that Michelle Joyce and Lotus Niraja put together. It is a reality show, filmed over the course of the Belly Dance Nationals weekend, but even more a peek inside what a belly dance contest is like and into the minds of several belly dancers.
I didn't see any posts about...
I've tried various things, but I really just want a nice case that can carry my long props: swords, canes, wings, and that sort of thing. I often cast wishful eyes at a case my friend has (made by her grandmother). I don't want a gun case or hardshell, but just a long soft bag with some form...
I'll try and keep this short, but I feel like I need to get it off my chest.
Lately I feel as though I'm struggling to get respect for my hard work in this dance form. I feel low on the totem pole at the health facility where I teach. All the other fitness activities seem to be promoted more...
Belly Dance Baltimore - Ya Salaam! at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Nov 7 2009, 6pm in Baltimore, Maryland
Belly Dance Performance
featuring both Student
and Professional Performers
Special Arabic Musical Guests:
Sahara Band led by DjKimo
Violin, Oud, Tabla, Riq, Ney
I'm looking to set up some lessons for myself in Istanbul and I'd love to be able to take from some great teachers. Who do you all recommend and do you know how I can reach them?
I've sent off messages to Sema Yildiz and Ahmet Ogren and I have a contact who will probably be able to get me...
Artistic Perceptions of the Middle East
Belly Dance Baltimore - ReOrient - June 13-14, 2009 7pm at the Patterson in Baltimore, Maryland
Dancers and musicians will be creating pieces inspired by art, literature, or poetry from the Middle East.
Sunday, June 14, 2009 7:30pm