Assiut Belly Dance Costuming Book – The “Big Build” Begins

July 12, 2021

 “Assiut Belly Dance Costuming” – The Book Build Begins Hello Gang!  I’m so excited that the world is opening back up again after the global hiatus. Here in Studio Davina, I’ve begun work on the next DIY costuming book.  Our current working title is “Assiut Belly Dance Costuming in Detail.” When we published “The Cloth […]

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DIY SEO for Belly Dance Businesses in 2021

July 2, 2021
DIY SEO Workshop for Belly Dancers, 2021

SEO Seminar 2021 – For creative small businesses Join me for another installment of my Seminar Series: “Bootstrapping Your Business” on the Beyond Dance Business Academy Website Do you have a website for your independent creative business? If you have a website, you’ve probably heard of Search Engine Optimization. Throughout spring, I  brought myself up […]

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“Doing” Belly Dance History – Post-Workshop Update

May 23, 2021

“‘Doing’ Belly Dance History” was such a fun seminar back in March!  I just want to thank all of the folks who attended. The replay is now available on the BDBA website.  If you missed this workshop, and want to check it out in replay, click here for more details Attendees to the “Doing” seminar […]

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Dancers in Orientalist Art – 2021 Edition

May 16, 2021

Hello Gang! I’ve done a complete top to bottom renovation of one of my most requested workshops. This classic talk, “Dancers in Orientalist Art,” has been updated for 2021.  The first time I presented this material, this was a paper and presentation for a graduate seminar.  Back then, I was working towards an MA in […]

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“An Ouled Nail Tribal Dancer” c. 1895 by Georges Clairin (French, 1843 – 1919)

April 30, 2021

Q: What do these two paintings have in common? A: The Painter!  Georges Glairin (French, 1843-1919) Above left is a painting that fits into the Orientalist genre popular in the 19th century. It’s entitled “An Ouled Nail Tribal Dancer” c. 1985. Above right is Clairin’s most famous work, “Portrait de Sarah Bernhardt” c. 1876 – […]

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