Goddess Night November 2013 with Alia Saleem Bellydance & Sacred Geometry Part 3 Dancing to Mandalas
Nothing can test a dancer's skill like dancing and playing zills (finger cymbals ) to a fastTurkish 9/8 rhythm. Turkish is where Alia has most of her training and she passes this onto her protege Cara who is pictured as the only soloist here .Due to an injury her choreographies are preserved through those she trains like Cara and some her her dance friends like Diana Jelena who performed at our Goddess Night in September.
I came into the dance scene at a time when the Turkish was dying out and Egyptian dance was the hot new thing so my dance vocabulary is primarily Egyptian whereas Alia's is Turkish. I still love the American Cabaret structure. I find it most effective when working with mixed audiences meaning both Middle Eastern and American which comprised at least a thousand of the shows I performed.I take what I like from my experience and keep it authentic .
GODDESS NIGHT has Special Workshops. It's time to heal from the harshness and stress of our daily lives. We go into a sacred space that we create with the energy we bring so that we can facilite the right atmosphere for all to benefit as we are all connected. It's the circles, the mandalas we focus on tonight. We are reminded what dance really is at its center.It is transformation. It has magic in it.
GODDESS NIGHT has a vegan potluck
All things goddess means all things earth friendy, kind and beautiful. We celebrate and honor feminine energy with food that nourishes us.We cause no harm to the planet by the choice of food we bring to the table.We also make no trash using only china or better yet some of us bring tupperware and have a food share so we can also enjoy our "Goddess Night " feast at home .What is wonderful is nature rewards us with beautiful glowing skin and better health when we eat these meals .
Women love to shop and Alia Saleem was here to help the ladies find bellydance costumes for their chance to shine in a solo dance on Goddess Night