What a busy weekend we’ve had! Saturday night we were invited to dance with the lovely pagan rock band, Spriggan Mist at the Steamboat in Ipswich for their Myths and Legends Tour. This is the opening number, which we hadn’t heard before, and danced improv to – we love it when it all comes together! I love my belly sisters…
So much a part of my life is dance. I’ve always loved dancing, I have my own dance company. As a part of self-expression, as a part of ritual, as a part of communication it speaks on so many levels without saying a word.
We are a dancing species. We love music. If we are able in our bodies, then we can move them to the music that we hear. We can also dance in our inner sanctuaries, with utter freedom.
We need to let go of our reservations, about our bodies, about our abilities, and just get up and dance. Nietzsche said “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Do not let others’ perceptions of you or themselves stop you from dancing. Maybe they just can’t hear the music.
Illan Rivière with ‘le petit gerhard’ – Varanasi
Last weekend we featured two new choreographies at The Winter Shimmyland Hafla run by Mystic Belly Dance. Our dance company, Gypsy Dreams Belly Dance, performed four routines, two of which are shared here. We have our full amateur troupe, Gypsy Dreams, and our professional troupe, Lilith Dreaming, with our two latest dances – hope you enjoy!
Here’s some footage from our performances this June at An Aldeburgh Musicircus!
Here are a few videos about the event that we (Gypsy Dreams Belly Dance) took part in for An Aldeburgh Musicircus, alongside a thousand other performers for a two hour, free musical extravaganza.
A solo of mine from a few months back… seems so long ago now…
Here’s a little taster from our recent belly dance big charity fundraiser show that we put on the other weekend – it’s my professional dance troupe, Lilith Dreaming performing Opa Cupa, and a little solo by me. Enjoy! www.eastanglianbellydancesuperstars.co.uk