Posts tagged Raks Sharki
Posts tagged Raks Sharki
O. My. Dear. Heavens…!!! O.O
Not only is this woman a MARVELOUS, FANTASTICALLY impressive dancer, but LOOK WHAT SHE DOES W/HER TUMMY, starting at around 2:30! O.O … *floored* And that -on top- of already being a vibrant, magnetic, energetic and lovely dancer. O.O *shakes head* I can’t. I just can’t! *falls over again*
Oh! And speaking of myooziks, has anyone taken a listen to either of my new, revived li’l podcast..? If so, lemme know whatcha think! ^_^
It’s all about, by and for bellydance & bellydancers, so I hope the community enjoys it. ^_^ (And next up, I’ll be doing a show about the more unusual types of music dancers groove to, from Southern swang to gothy, and classical to maybe even a li’l dubstep. ;D) ♥♥♥
And lastly, (because there are scary video games too ;)), we have a little bit of SILENT HILL for your final Geek Friday video game fix. XD ..And man.. does she do the horrifically-burnt-from-hell nurse-monster well!! O.O She has got those creepy, stalky, jutty movements DOWN, and although I might have liked to see a little bit more bellydance in this routine, I bet the folks in the front row of this audience were freaked right the hell OUT! *lol* (Especially if they’d never seen the game- or heck, even maybe more if they had! :D)
Loving the scare-factor of this. And no joke, there are other parts of the soundtrack that would also go really well w/bellydance! (Well.. especially UBER-spooky, mega-horror-inspired bellydance. ;D) Just think of this come your next Hallowe’en hafla. Silent Hill has some AWESOME belly potential! ^_^ *wrings hands wickedly*
But wait.. oh! Look who it is! Could that be the same @Kamrah that’s here on Tumblr..? Ooooh, I think it may be! Squee! Now, give the girl some lurv, ‘cause she even gave ME the creeps, and I am a HUGE horror nut. ^_^ *applauds*
Arright peeps, you asked for it, so you’ve got it! Here’s our first Geek Friday video- taken from your requests.. for video games! (We did this theme only a few weeks ago, but I’ve been spelunking for new ones, so we don’t get all repetitive up in here. ;)) Meet Link and Zelda, ballet and baladi style! ;D First Link rocks it out with a -beautiful- ballet and breakbeat solo, and then, ‘bout halfway in, Zelda comes along to really rock the bellydance. ^_^ I hope y’all enjoy, and happy Geek Friday! ♥♥
Such a booful dancer! ♥
-And a total sweetheart, too. I got to talk with her and Bex a bit a while back at Raven’s Night in NVA, and she’s just an awesome, grounded, kick-butt person. I’d love to take a workshop or sommat w/her someday. ^_^
And speaking of swords, WOW.. what a star!! Such a beautiful dancer, w/adynamic and well-put-together routine, and just overall.. WOW! ^_^ Plus, that has GOT to be one of the best ways I have -ever- seen somebody put down a sword. O.O SO great! Lilililililili-yiiii-IP!!
FEE-URSSE!! This woman must have a secret spine sheath like the Immortals do in “Highlander!” *lol* And look at those shapes she makes, alongside all those wicked poses!! O.O YES!! *cheers*
I found this at the bottom of a page I was perusing (again- as it’s in my Pinterest after being recommended by a former teacher), ‘cause I’ve heard the Hanwei sword from Kult of Athena is sharpenable, and potentially battle-ready. I dunno why, but I like that very, very much. ^_^ ..I guess I just figger if you’re gonna have a sword, you’ve gotta have a SWORD, you know what I mean?
Of course, sharp things around kids or in confined spaces, and in various venues is not recommended, but in the right setting..? YES. I like the idea of having a sword that bites. It teaches the dancer to respect the blade for what it is- a weapon, and I think that once that relationship is there, it comes through in the dance. You’re not just dancing w/a shiny, pretty thing that might as well be a cane. You are dancing w/living steel, and that shows in how you move with it on and off stage. :) It changes the relationship you have with a thing.. do you know what I mean?
Plus, treating all your swords like they bite (whether they do or not) trains you for the someday possibility of owning something like these. That way it’s less of a transition when you get a battle-ready sword. And from there, it’s all just care, attention, time, training, and maintenance. ^_^ (And of course, for those of us who practice such things, meditation. :))
Now, I wonder if there are any other balance-able, battle ready swords out there..? :D
Oh yeah- but before I go, would you like a preview of what someone might get, once they win this li’l blog’s latest contest..?
I recently realized that I had next to -no- brown-skinned dancers in my art portfolio (aside from a few photographs, and one drawing, where she appears amidst a troupe- which is, imho SO nowhere near enough). So it seemed -high time- to make one, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get started. :) There’s more to ‘er than what you see here, and she’s not quiiite done yet, but she’s well on her way, and I hope you like. :)
(For those w/screen readers, or others who just want a description; she’s got big, almond eyes, a smiling, oval face, permed hair in front, and natural hair accented w/one long, thick braid in the back. She’s wearing a halter-style coin bra top, and a hair adornment w/dangly bits that extend from behind her ear to a large rose hair clip, nestled in the back. It’s all in black & white, w/the original being on 8.5 x 11” paper, and was done in graphite/mechanical pencil. :) ♥)
The winner of the contest will get the first print of this little lady, and the deadline is whenever I wake up today/tomorrow/Sat. (i.e., June 1st; so get your entries in soon, if you wanna win a free copy). :) All it takes is an Ask/PM w/a pro and a con about this blog, and you’re in. ^_^
Now, see y’all when I wake up, ‘cause I am a SLEEPY girl! *yawns*
Today, our first Geek Friday post is a real doozy! Meet Rose Lee, who presents an ADORABLE transformation here, with one -very- meaningful moral (that I think LOTS of people here will resonate with ;)). ^_^ Plus, this is one super fun performance, with LOTS of energy, personality, and oomph! ^_^
-And to round things off, she’s even got an article about it, which you can find here. :) ..Want to know what it’s all about first..? Welllll, here’s a bit of a teaser!
(And from what I can tell, this was 2 years ago- which means- she’s probably -leagues- better these days! o.O I wonder what she’s up to now..? No doubt, it’s gonna be ROCKIN’. ^_^)
Hope you guys enjoy, and happy Geek Friday! ^_^
Last but not least, we have Amira, with a combination that I’m guessing many of us Star Wars fans and bellydancers have pondered- at least once or twice. ^_^ Her Leia is pretty spot-on as far as I can tell, and it is WONDERFUL to see an actual bellydancer do this idea justice. I’ve no doubt that folks have tried this before (given how bellydance-friendly the Slave Leia costume looks), so it’s great to know that at least one woman out there is doing it up well. ^_^ Oh, how I’d love to do my own version, someday! :D
And that m’loves, is it for me for today, and for -this- edition of Geek Friday vids. If you wanna submit something, suggest something, or otherwise give me evil, nefarious ideas, feel free to Ask/PM me, ‘cause I would -love- to hear from y’all. ^_^ Merry Weekending!