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Two into One Bowling Themed Aloha Shirt Renovation

October 9, 2018

I recently attended the recent Gaslight Expo steampunk convention as a speaker and workshop leader.  I’ve been so busy over the past two months, that I really didn’t have a lot of time to invest in a new costume to fit the theme of Tiki. I knew that I had a couple of old bowling […]

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Putting Together a Digital Workshop, “The Birth of Bedlah” – Part 2

September 27, 2018

Hello Gang!  This is part two of a series on how I put together costume history presentations. At the time of this writing, I’m in the final stages of prepping a digital workshop entitled “The Birth of Bedlah.” This lecture and handout will be available as part of the Belly Dance Bundle, a collection of […]

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Putting Together a Digital Workshop, “The Birth of Bedlah” – Part 1

September 14, 2018

Hello gang! This week I’ve begun work on translating my “Birth of Bedlah” workshop into digital form. I was invited to join the Belly Dance Bundle 2018, and my contribution to this group project is this fun and informative hour-long workshop. I thought I would take a moment to share my process in putting together this […]

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High Quality Free Belly Dance Content

August 27, 2018

One of my favorite things to find in my email box is a great belly dance-themed newsletter.  If you are like me, you love looking at dancer photos, reading articles, watching videos, listening to podcasts about belly dance! Print Magazines – Gone but not forgotten I miss the day when I subscribed to numerous belly […]

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Assiut Cloth in Early 20th century Opera

August 8, 2018

In the early 20th century, costume designers chose assiut cloth operatic productions set in the Middle East.  Plays such as “Salome,” “Anthony and Cleopatra,” and “Lakmé” featured exotic costumes and sets that evoked an imagined exotic opulence of these far-away places set in the distant past. Above: Constance Collier as Cleopatra, 1906 Assiut shawls started […]

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