Category: World of Dance

Migrations and Cultural Encounters: Rajasthan

Welcome to the first post of “Migrations & Cultural Encounters: Nomads, Caravans, and Dancing along the Silk Road”. This blog series is being released in conjunction with my dance instruction…

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Reflections on Turkish Roman Dance

This summer (2018), I enjoyed teaching two workshops at the Austin Belly Dance Convention and performing in their Saturday evening show with live music by Badrawn. It was a fun…

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Scheherazade School Highlights 2017

With summer approaching I am thrilled to be finishing up various seasonal projects and grateful to have the time to go through photos and videos collected from the Scheherazade School’s…

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Dancing with the Stars

Ancient humans experienced the universe so different from the way we perceive it today.  For them, the entire manifest world was alive with Spirit. Through their dance and ritual, the…

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What is Persian Dance

Sometimes referred to as classical, traditional, or art dance, Persian professional dance for the stage is, like all art, an evolving form, blending the aesthetics of social dance and professional…

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cultural fear of letting go

Our ancestors sure knew how to shake it up!  Before wildly embodied spiritual expression was codified and subdued into formal rituals and heady discourse, humans communed with the Holy and…

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Raks al Seniyya

Moroccan Dance: Movement of the Spheres Act 1

On March 31, 2017 I hosted a spring celebration of dance performance at the beautiful Community Congregational Church of Tiburon accompanied by my student ensemble of “starlight dancers” Sunny, Loren,…

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