Archive for May, 2011

Ohad Naharin Introduces Gaga Technique

The idea of this concept is thrilling. I would so be interested in investigating the training further.


“Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin


🙂 :: Update: NYT-08.13.11- “Twisting Body And Mind


Psilogod – Exquisite Landscapes Mini-Mix

Psilogod – Exquisite Landscapes Mini-Mix (RenoEDM Mix April 11) by psilogod

Now That’s A Look!

Arlene Dahl in “The Diamond Queen” 1953

🙂 :: Vintage Gal

Today’s SEEDs Photoshoot

We had a perfect window between the morning wind and rain, and this afternoon’s snow. The girls were fantastic performing for a small crowd of downtown denizens enjoying the Riverwalk. This is but a sample, we’ll be pouring over the sixty-some shots in preparation for their dAdima SEEDs graduation in a few weeks. Stay tuned, we’ll be posting more soon.

Images by: Madonna Dunbar ©

White Caps

White Caps, posted with vodpod

I love this project! Have been following the team for a while now, and I’m glad to see it getting more attention recently. White Caps sold out it’s second run at the Bristol Old Vic in the UK last October they’ve gone out on tour. After performing in Portugal and Holland the show returned to the UK this past weekend with two nights at Birmingham’s DanceXchange.

🙂 :: “Stronger” is an extract from White Caps has been screening around the world over the last year. Now the official selection for over 15 festivals across the globe its been seen by audiences in Chile, Spain, Germany, Finland, France, England, Portugal, Italy, Holland and the US. You can see Stronger @

2011 Techno-Tribal Dance @ the Harmony Festival

🙂 :: the 33rd annual Harmony Festival June 10-12th at Sonoma Country Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. With headlining acts such as, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Flaming Lips, David Starfire, Natacha Atlas, Quixotic, Primus and many more, this year proves to be a success! Check out the full line up here!

33rd Annual SF Carnaval

West Coast’s Largest Annual Multi-Cultural Celebration takes over the Mission District with a Festival and Grand Parade over Memorial Day Weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, the San Francisco Carnaval Festival will showcase the very best of Latin American, Caribbean, African and fusion cultures and traditions with a diverse array of offer food, music, dance, art, crafts and other fun activities and events on several stages for the entire family to enjoy.

San Francisco Mission District
the corner of 24th and Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA
9:30 a.m. – 6:00pm

Asha World Dancers : Moustache Mash

Bellydance Flash Mob in Brussels ! – Galerie de la reine

Via: Scribbling Gypsy

Gina Bruno Workshop Intensive

Gina’s Ba-aaack!!!! And it’s Summer, right!?
Coming to Reno this June…
2-hour intensive workshop with GINA. NOT to be missed!

Unmata Tribal Fest 2011

Blown away! They’re spectacular.

HAWT! Beyonce – At BillBoard Music Awards 2011

She took the live stage recently for the Billboard Music Awards and kills it with her new song! Love the way the backdrop was incorporated.

Awesome! – Balkan Beat Box: “Blue Eyed Black Boy”

Tamir Muskat,Tomer Yosef, and Ori Kaplan bring their BBB sound to a new level of fusion and excitement. A mixture of afro-reggae, rock, hiphop, gypsy band, flamenco, cumbia, and a pinch of Bulgarian salsa had me grinning throughout my first listen. Really like this one!

“War Again” is an asymmetrical bit of Balkan dancehall reggae with MC Tomer Yosef delivering a powerful plea for peace over the massed ompah of the Orkestar Jovica Ajdarevica brass band. Orkestar Jovica is also featured on a couple of instrumentals — “Balcumbia,” adds Arab, flamenco, and cumbia beats to the mix, while “Smatron” gives Orkestar members a chance to show off their chops with lengthy solos delivered over a smooth, funky reggae beat. The title track is a lullaby for Yosef’s new son, a lilting reggae rocker with some striking spaghetti western twang. The song’s message of tolerance for people of all ethnicities and colors is still more a prayer than a reality, but it’s a timely nod to the multi-cultural society we now inhabit.”

🙂 :: WeLove-Music

Now That’s A Look!



Ronen’s Lifesize Ballerina Music Box

Cute. a good pastime while awaiting The Rapture I think…

🙂 :: More of Ronen’s Videos

Donna Mejia: Midnight in the Studio

Sigh. My forever goddess is just amazing.

I’m a Roma Woman – Regional Campaign

Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)

Not the biggest fan of the blond look, but the choreography rocks!

4th Annual Reno Turkish Festival This Sunday

4th Annual Reno Turkish Festival is sponsored and organized by the Sierra Foundation will be held on Sunday, May 22th 2011 at Wingfield Park.

The Turkish Festival is a huge success! More than 1000 people will experience Turkish Arts & Crafts, Calligraphy, Henna, Ebru (Water marbling), Anatolian corner, Folk dancing, Face painting & Cotton candy for kids, Turkish Adana kebab, Shish kebab, Baklava, Salads, Turkish coffee & tea and a musical performance by Mehmet Atay.

The festival will immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of Turkey, old and new. At each set, craftsmen will demonstrate ancient arts such as water marbling, calligraphy and performances of regional music, and dance. The Children Whirling Dervishes and Turkish Folk Dance group will also return with their awe-inspiring performances throughout the day.

CONTROLLED BURN HOSTS A Compression! Volunteer Appreciation Party

Credit: Gary Weinheimer 2010

Compression! Art & Fire Festival is celebrating its 4th fabulous year in July, and by way of saying thanks to all of you it will host:

Controlled Burn Volunteer Appreciation Party
June 4th, 2011
Noon – 4 PM
@ the
Pub and Sub
1000 Ralston St

This will be a FREE event to anyone who’s contributed to Compression! in the past.  The invitation is open to setup crew, performers, Controlled Burn members, exhibiting artists, tear down crew, and safety Rangers. Should be lots of fun, and a great way to reconnect with all your firey pals.

🙂 :: Compression! & CB links are on the sidebar.

Nitin Sawhney – Last Days of Meaning

“Last Days of Meaning” is Sawhney’s ninth studio album. Played by the legendary actor John Hurt, the album’s main character – Donald Meaning – is an embittered old Dickensian man, fearful of immigrants, terrorists and the outside world. He sits in a room raging against childhood memories, society, himself and a small tape recorder sent to him by his ex-wife. The cassette-recorder contains the songs of the album. A message of reflection, shared memory, empathy and ultimately hope. Featuring an array of galvanizing performances by singers and musicians alike, the new album is a response to the fear, dogmatism and entrenchment that we sometimes acquire with age.


🙂 :: Nitin Sawhney

High Pressure Low Frequencies

High Pressure Low Frequencies Promo Mix – May 2011 by The Living Graham Bond

🙂 :: The Living Graham Bond

Ali Moini – My Paradoxical Knives

Dancing is forbidden in Iran. So to show the rest of the world, Ali Moini revolves with a costume made of knives. He turns Sufi style for 20 minutes to condemn this censorship.


🙂 :: More info about the piece, and Here


Now That’s A Look!


Yvonne de Carlo

WhTf.. A Time-Step!?! Really?

Coffee Time by Wan-Tzu

This is wan-tzu’s first attempt at stop animation. Love motion graphic design work like this AND it combines my fav o rite beverage – what could be better!

Coffee Time, posted with vodpod

🙂 :: wan-tzu’s vimeo page

Get Beats Antique Friday the 13th Remix Tune

Beats Antique will be playing Reno tonight – but you knew that. They’re offering this FREE FRIDAY THE 13th REMIX release tying up their Spring Tour.

“We got inspired to do something silly for our Friday the 13th show in Reno NV and this is what happened. Death Metal Dubstep for your listen pleasure! Have fun and freak your friends out with this Horrific track!”

Feel free to share this link –

SF Ethnic Dance Festival 2011

🙂 :: World Arts West: San Francisco

OK Go – End Love – Official Video

🙂 :: Really enjoy stop-motion work. This is well done!

Beyond Technique Workshop – Postponed

Diane sent an email this weekend canceling her upcoming workshop “Beyond Technique” workshop this month due to an illness of a family member that requires her attentions. She plans to re-schedule as soon as concerns settle down a bit. Understandable of course, and I wish her the best for whatever the outcomes brings.

Will be thinking of you and your family Diane.