Archive for April, 2010

RB has a new DVD !

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Update 🙂 :: To be released in May 25th a New 2-DVD set by Rach: Pre-ordered my copy last night.

Boycott Arizona

Completely off topic but I am so very ashamed of my birth-state at the moment that I feel compelled to voice it. I in no way wish anyone ill, especially now as our country struggles through this economic climate but confronted as we are with this outright baldfaced racist legislation that was signed into law today by Arizona’s Governor, I just have to wish that no thinking person would consider venturing into or support in anyway the actions that will ultimately harm more people than it will serve. Way to go Arizonians!

🙁 :: Boycott Arizona

UPDATED 🙂 :: Opposition gathers momentum

Katie Melua – The Flood

Katie Melua made her musical debut in 2003. She was the United Kingdom’s biggest-selling female artist and Europe’s highest selling European female artist in 2006. Her latest studio album “The House” is slated to be release May 24th.

More @ Wiki

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Dance Camera West Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA – Dance Camera West (DCW), recognized internationally for its month-long presentation and celebration of dance on screen, announces its Ninth Annual Dance Media Film Festival screening at venues throughout Southern California in June 4- 27, 2010.

🙂 :: Dance Camera West

New Vodpod Group: I dream of dancing on the edge

A new group has begun on Vodpod, “I dream of dancing on the edge”, for dance enthusiasts – that would be moi, and thus far holds about a dozen videos collected. I never made it past this one!

Petite Mort Coreography by Jiri Kylian Nederlands Dance Theatre 1996

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Time to check out the others!! Thanks for the invite Patti_ttcs!
🙂 :: I dream of dancing on the edge


This is from 2007 at Rakkasah East, with Yasmine who apparently toured with Bellydance Superstars in 2004. Posting this primarily because of Djinn, and I like the “Jimmy Hafla” tune.

🙂 ::

Seattle Gets Flash Mobbed by 800 Dancers

Inspired by the teevee show “Glee”, more than 800 perform in Westlake Park, Pioneer Square, and the Seattle Center for a series of flash events on Saturday, April 10th.

🙂 :: Seattle Times

HipSwitch @ NOAN 2010

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 members of HipSwitch and the performing class of Truckee Meadows Community College presented at the University of Nevada, Reno’s “Night of All Nations [NOAN] Festival. The class is taught by our Asha’s own Minya bint Tahari and Kendesh.

It was so much fun to watch! Video capture was recorded by our very own Super Supporter MJ.

TenduTV is on Hulu

TenduTV announced on March 17th the launch of the digital Dance on Camera Festival on Hulu, at The digital Dance on Camera Festival is an extension of the Dance Films Association’s Dance on Camera Festival (DOCF), which it has produced annually for the last 38 years, the last 14 of which have been co-presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

TenduTV is a broadband channel focused exclusively on dance-related content. TenduTV can be found at and I like their site for the articles and discussions on technology, and copyright and intellectual property issues.

TenduTV features programming from four distinct categories:

Performance Captures: Filmed recordings of live performances or works intended to be performed on stage.
Screendance: Also known as Dance film, or Dance for Camera, these works are typically only intended to be captured on film, and never performed in front of a live audience.
Documentaries: Interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other features highlighting the impact of movement on people’s daily lives.
Original Programming: Shows produced exclusively by and for TenduTV.

“Through TenduTV’s platform partners, dance artists and organizations will be able to transport their vision beyond the physical theater and engage audiences through computers and 200 million digital devices including internet-enabled televisions, portable video players and mobile devices.”

Dance on Camera’s 2010 Tour Event schedule lists UNR as a possible stop, at present no date has been determined.

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Controlled Burn Reno Fundraiser!

Controlled Burn, Reno’s own weavers and spinners of fire will hosting a super event in April to raise funds for member insurance. Ten dolla will get you all you can eat spaghetti dinner, henna and face painting, Poi spinning classes, a raffle, a Wii Tournament {?}, a performance, and a Tricycle race!

It being April is also an excuse to throw in a best bunny costume pageant. Prizes will be given to the best female, male, and green created {recycled} bunny togs.

CB’s performance will be between 8:30 – 9:30 pm, and you shouldna miss it!

Where: The Little Waldorf, 1661 N. Virgina Street Reno NV, 89503
When: April 22nd, 2010.  The fun starts at 5:30pm and goes until 9:30pm!
Why: Fire Performer Insurance is…well….rather pricey, and we need all your help!  And we like putting on events!
Cost: Tickets are just $10 each for ALL you can eat spaghetti and all the other events!”

Kelis – Acapella

Kelis with silver hair – ssssSizzles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a gorgeous paean to motherhood… watch!

According to the Acapella Songfacts, the song was inspired by Kelis’ baby son Knight, whom she gave birth to on July 21, 2009.

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Janelle Monae – Tightrope

Asha to host Kami during Artown Festival

The PR Announcements begin.

Great News!  Slow Djinn Fez has just signed on to perform at the Artown 07/30 Hafla!

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Friday, July 30, 2010 – 7:00 PM – 10 PM
Laxalt Auditorium
Warren Nelson Building – Map
401 W Second Street, Reno
Cost: Suggested donation $10 per person

Join the Reno Bellydance Community for an evening of exotic and mesmerizing tribal dance magic; live music from Reno’s own Slow Djinn Fez;
Featuring the HIP-notic superstar styling of Kami Liddle.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Evelyn Mount North East Community Center – Map
1301 Valley Road, Reno
Cost: $44 per 2-hour workshop, or  $75 for both

~ Feline Inspired Combos – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
These combinations are inspired by the slow, deliberate, sneaky, and playful nature of cats.  This workshop asks you to step out of your comfort zone and try a new avenue of isolations to create a sinuous feline-esque look.

~ Turn Up The Drama – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Stand out and capture your audience’s attention with these sharp contrasting dramatic combos.

Asha main page has the ticket deets: