Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On Devotion...

The Devotion:The Family Tree Kickstarter for FCBD(R) STARTS TODAY! Are you Devoted? 

I opted for the $175 donation!

I cannot wait to wear my pendant proudly and to schedule my private Skype lesson with Mama C!

Great incentives! Get yourself over to the FCBD(R) Devotion:The Family Tree Kickstarter and pledge!

Monday, February 18, 2013

On Three Things...

I posed the question at the end of last week, inspired by MECDA on their Facebook Page, What three things are on your belly dance wishlist?

Mine are (in no particular order):

~Six months of study at FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. In San Francisco
~A homebase studio for my dance company Kamala Chaand Dance Co
~Silver Afghani Saroyan zils

A humble list, no?

Six months at FCBD isn't happening anytime soon. With four children, a Fella, teaching schedule, future baby plans, future house plans, San Francisco is really out of the question unless we struck it rich soonish and could afford the rent on a condo to house us all for six months, feed us all for six months, transport us all to and from SanFran and Minnesota, pay overhead costs, etc AND maintain our home here in Minnesota.

Silver Afghani Saroyans would be the easiest of the three to achieve if Saroyan hadn't closed doors until this summer. I had a 24 hour window a few weeks ago, but I was too busy with Something Tribal This Way Comes... to get my order in on time. I will have to wait until summer and hope that there are some of the zils I want to have in my collection in stock with Saroyan.

That leaves a homebase studio for KCDC.

I will have more soon. Meanwhile I am going to refer to my list and make an appropriate check mark.

What's your list?


UPDATE: I ended up with Silver Afghani's not long after this post. I love them. They are heavy and sound beautiful. They make me love playing zills even more. Additionally I managed to score a brass set of Nefertiti pro zills from a local dancer at a swap for just $35!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On Changing Up...

I have quite a new mindset lately with my goals as far as my dance and dance related career are concerned. I  am moving the blog (and subsequently buying the blog domain) as part of that. Thank you for following me to this new space with a new address... You should note that the blog has the same name though. The name of this blog is even more true for me now than it was when I started writing it.

I plan to use this space as a jumping point for my writing in the belly dance world. Right now I am the ad sales rep at 'fuse' Tribal and Tribal Belly Dance Magazine as well as a freelance writer. Presently, I am working on two articles to be published soon.

I am working on the event production side of the belly dance world, having just produced my first large scale event Something Tribal This Way Comes... which includes a full scale magazine production as part of the event.

Additionally, I have just signed on with Kajira Djoumahna to work on some writing for anticipated additions to the Tribal Bible. I am very excited about this! I have a closely guarded, signed first edition of the Tribal Bible that has been entirely read and dog eared several times through. Practicing this dance for just less than half of the time of it's life makes this especially exciting for me.

I want to dive deeper into my writing as a means of expressing all of the joys, challenges and frustrations that go along with keeping ATS as religion. That is the focus of this blog space.

I will have contributions here from time to time and look forward to the work and insight which will be added to this experience by others.

To all who are joining me from the previous incarnation of this blog: Thanks for following me here!

To those joining me for the first time: Welcome! I am happy you are here!

I will see you all in the comments!

Be well, dance always,