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Mar. 6th, 2011 @ 04:54 pm New Azphodel Track!
Current Location: Portland, OR
Current Mood: artistic
Current Music: World Fusion
 Hey Everyone,

A new Azphodel Track is up on the website at www.azphodel.com! Please have a listen and visit the Members page to download, if you like (for free, even). Much more to come! Thanks,

~Zane
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zanelazos:
Dec. 3rd, 2010 @ 03:59 pm Azphodel Video featuring dance troupe - Apsara
Musick video with premier beat electronique old world fusion Azphodel, intertwined with Portland's premier dance troupe - Apsara, recently seen with Le Serpent Rouge.

Please comment if you love it.

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zanelazos:
Nov. 3rd, 2010 @ 06:13 pm Cambridge, MA: Exploring the Arab Style Oriental Routine, taught by Meiver
This 3-hr workshop is the first in a series where we will look at several aspects of how to craft an Arab Style Oriental Routine. Pulling from both Lebanese and Egyptian style Raqs Sharqi, from Raqs Baladi, and from several elements of folklore, we will explore how the folkloric interacts with the classical, and the modern, in Arab dance. What makes a routine look, sound, and feel the way our Arab audiences expect it to? What ar...e the common sections, kinds of music, or elements of the dance used in these performances? What are ways to integrate the new, and still please your audience's desire to recreate their cultural heritage, and see a beautiful presentation of these dances?

Over these sessions we will discuss how to develop your own material, and use what you know towards building your repertoire in Arabic style belly dance. We will study the body language of the greats, and explore feeling, musicality, and relevant cultural references and information. Readings, videos, and conversations will be part of these training sessions. Other modules will be offered in the Spring. Each module is its own separate class, with different material each time. Details on props, and preparation materials are provided to registered students prior to the workshop.

Location: Green ST. Studios, 185 Green St., Cambridge, MA

Date: Dec. 11th, 2-5 PM.

Fee: $45, pre-register. Paypal to arabiyya@gmail.com or email avknaub@gmail.com to mail a check. $50 at the door, space permitting.



If you are not familiar with Meiver's dancing, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zIE0Y2RgFU
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aleksie:
Oct. 21st, 2010 @ 11:22 am Want to see The Wrathskellar for free?

Want to see The Wrathskellar for free? Want to be part of a new and unique theatrical experience?

We need box office volunteers for The Wrathskellar from October 26 through October 31 at The Cambridge YMCA Theater (820 Mass. Ave., Cambridge at Central Sq.). We especially need volunteers for Friday, October 29, Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31. Spend Halloween with The Boston Babydolls! We do not need volunteers on Wednesday, October 27.

You need to be at the theater before 7 p.m. and sit in the box office booth from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., then you can watch the show. You need to be able to do simple math, handle money, and be pretty good with people.

If you're interested, please email TheScoop [at] Boston Babydolls [dot] net with your name, contact information, and the date(s) you'd like to help out.

If you're not of an altruistic bent and just want to buy tickets, you can do that too...

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bostonbabydolls:
Oct. 15th, 2010 @ 02:18 pm Tribal Bellydance Classes: Hudson Valley NY
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Beginning Tribal Bellydance 7:00pm-8:20pm every Thursday

In this class we will introduce basic bellydance movement and vocabulary focusing on muscular technique, posture and flow. Students will be given the tools to delve deeper into their own dance and learn how to follow along in improvised choreography.


Intermediate Tribal Bellydance 8:20pm-9:30pm every Thursday

Building on Beginning Tribal Bellydance students will learn to isolate movements in the body by building with layers, foot work with the occasional pop and lock flavorings. You will learn a short choreography to inspire your dancing further.

$12.00 Drop in for each class
or
$40.00 Class Card for entire semester for each class
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jezebelpussycat:
Oct. 14th, 2010 @ 11:40 am Raks Spooki, this Sunday!
Raks Spooki V
October 17, 2010, 4pm-7pm
 
The Regent Theatre Underground, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA
Badriya is very pleased to announce the 2010 edition of Raks Spooki--this annual event is five years old now, and continues to provide some of the darkest and most creative performances to be found on the East Coast.  Join us for an early evening of thrills, chills and most likely a giggle or two--what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than to immerse yourself in the world of gothic belly dance?  Even better, 100% of the profits will be donated to Women for Women International, who do amazing work around the globe, including some of the lands in which belly dance originated. 

Performers from New England and beyond include:
IrinaXara, Tempest, Anansi, Samara, Neylan, Di'Ahna, Anaar, Tassellations, Selcouth and Cait Capaldi, the Accaliae, Baseema, Aria Michaels, *Samantha*, Inaya Nour, Black Butterfly Dance Company and your host, Badriya al-Badi'a! 

Vending by Tempest, Anaar, PartyLites and Sassy Sparkles Too!

Tickets are $12 and are available in advance at http://www.badriyaboston.com/raksspooki.html  Get yours to be sure you're not shut out if/when we reach the venue's capacity!

Shimmy spookily,

Badriya
www.badriyaboston.com
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Voodoo Dolly
badriyaz:
Oct. 14th, 2010 @ 10:11 am Raks Nativity: A Christmas Pageant Told in Middle Eastern Dance
December 4th, 7:30 PM
Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford MA

In only a month and a half, it will be December! Raks Nativity is a great way to kick off your holiday season. Combining Middle Eastern dance with comedy and theater, Raks Nativity is a great way to introduce friends and family to our dance style.

Raks Nativity is a new take on the Christmas Pageant. While the plot remains the same, this pageant depicts each scene with dances from the Middle East and fusion “bellydance”, including Saidi, Baladi, and Wings of Isis. Mary and Joseph will travel to Bethlehem with their amazing dancing horse. The shepherds will dance a traditional cane dance from Egypt, while their sheep cavort in the fields. The Three Kings will make their journey to the court music of Moorish Spain, while the little drummer boy will drum for the Holy Family and all of their well-wishers. It’s the Christmas Pageant as you’ve never seen it before.

This show will be presented in Chelmsford MA at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at 7:30PM, doors at 7pm. One day only! Tickets will be $15 at the door, and are $12 in advance on the website, or $10 for groups of 4+. Admission is open to all, children and families are especially welcome. The reduced price for a group of 4 makes it especially affordable to families. Tickets are available on the website for the event: http://raksnativity.bellydancernepenthe.com

In the Christmas spirit, the show benefits a charity for children, given the connection of gift-giving and a family in need. The show benefits Cradles to Crayons, a Boston and Philadelphia based charity with the mission of providing to children birth to 12 with the most important basics of life, free of charge. All profits from this event will be donated to the charity and show-goers will be encouraged to donate new socks, underwear and warm winter wear for children at this event.

Don’t miss this holiday event with some of Boston’s brightest bellydance and folkloric dancers, as you’ve never seen them before. Amira Jamal, Badriya Al-Badi’a, Jemileh Nour, Johara and Snake Dance Theater, Seyyide Sultan and more.
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zills
nepenthe01:
Sep. 20th, 2010 @ 08:14 am Show Announcement, Cambridge MA
Fri September 24th, 2010
Presentation by the "Azizza!" Film Team, Q&A / Panel &
Show Featuring Dancers from All Over New England!  
7:30-9:30pm
Location: Green Street Studios, 185 Green St. Cambridge, MA 02139
Tickets: $15.00, available here or at the door - pending availability.

 
We start the MassRaqs 2010 weekend with a panel discussion and informal Q&A session to create an opportunity for all of us to become better educated on the history of belly dance in New England.  New England has nurtured one the longest histories of American presence for this dance form, and is home to a dance community with strong ties to the diasporic ethnic communities from where "belly dance" originates. Boston is one of the most important birthplaces of an American belly dance scene in the entire US. "Azziza!" is a film project in progress that hopes to document this local dance history. We will view clips from the documentary and talk to their creators. Also, Shadia, one of the workshop instructors in MassRaqs 2010 was a student of the original Morocco of Boston, an 85 year old Lebanese dancer. Shadia and the Azziza! team (Amy Smith and DeAnna Putnam) have unearthed incredible photos from the belly dance scene in the 50's and 60's in Boston that perhaps several of you would never see otherwise. We will discuss this history and have an open Q&A. Anyone that has anything to offer is encouraged to share in the dialog and bring your own treasures and stories. The first evening of MassRaqs ends with a stunning show celebrating New England's current dance talents, with performances by many of its current and future bright stars.  
 
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magical ass
kinadancer:
Sep. 15th, 2010 @ 06:31 pm Raks Spooki V - Oct. 17 - Arlington, MA
Raks Spooki V
October 17, 2010, 4pm-7pm
 
The Regent Theatre Underground, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA
Badriya is very pleased to announce the 2010 edition of Raks Spooki--this annual event is five years old now, and continues to provide some of the darkest and most creative performances to be found on the East Coast.  Join us for an early evening of thrills, chills and most likely a giggle or two--what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than to immerse yourself in the world of gothic belly dance?  Even better, 100% of the profits will be donated to Women for Women International, who do amazing work around the globe, including some of the lands in which belly dance originated. 

Performers from New England and beyond include:
IrinaXara, Tempest, Anansi, Samara, Neylan, Di'Ahna, Anaar, Tassellations, Selcouth and Cait Capaldi, the Accaliae, Baseema, Aria Michaels, *Samantha*, Inaya Nour, Black Butterfly Dance Company and your host, Badriya al-Badi'a! 

Vendors, I would love to hear from you!  I am seeking unique, artistic and interesting vendors with wares that would appeal to gothic belly dancers and their friends.  I have room for two or three more vendors.

Tickets are $12 and are available in advance at http://www.badriyaboston.com/raksspooki.html  Get yours to be sure you're not shut out if/when we reach the venue's capacity!

Shimmy spookily,

Badriya
www.badriyaboston.com
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DeCordova Laura Ford Bird
badriyaz:
Sep. 13th, 2010 @ 09:11 pm Fall bellydance classes with Aepril begin Thursday!
Fall bellydance classes with Aepril begin Thursday!

Aepril Schaile's signature mystically themed, theatrically oriented bellydance instruction. Dramatic expression, spiritual and artistic authenticity, technical precision and power.

6 weeks: Thursdays Sept 16 – Oct 21
Bellymoves, 11 Peabody Square, Ste. 9 (O'Shea Bldg), Peabody, MA
*** Pre-registration required ***

Bellydance Basics (Level I) 6:00-7:00

Beyond The Basics (Level II): Raqs Dramatique 7:15-8:15
(Try-outs at 7pm)

For more info and to register: http://www.aeprilschaile.com

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aepril: