Publications

Essential Costuming Books: on the shelves at Studio Davina 2020

November 16, 2020

I like big books and I cannot lie! I recently posted a shelfie and got an email from a reader who asked for affordable recommendations for reference books for a budding costume designer.  When I teach costume workshops, I find myself recommending the same dozen or so books.  So if you are holiday shopping for […]

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Catch the Yallah Raqs Podcast

October 16, 2020

Episode 39 – “Mad About Maud”  As part of the build-up to the release of the Bellydance Bundle 2020, many of the contributors were interviewed on the Yallah Raqs Podcast.   I’m featured in Episode 39 and Tiffany Noro interviews me about why Maud Allan is so important for belly dance costume historians. If you enjoy […]

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Week Two – Bwitchs International Bellydance Festival

June 8, 2020

Hello Gang! As I sit down to write this post on June 7, 2020, I’m excited to share the schedule for this week on the Bwitches International Online Bellydance Festival hosted by Leena Viie. To attend these workshops, join the event Facebook Group. Each workshop begins as a Facebook live in the group. Workshops and […]

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Belly Dance Bundle 2019

September 18, 2019

Hello Gang! I’m freaking THRILLED to announce that my book, “Zills, Music On Your Fingertips” has been included in a prize package to promote the launch of The Bellydance Bundle 2019.  The line-up of dancers included in this year’s Bundle are really a “Who’s Who” of the intelligentsia of the belly dance world.  My book […]

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10 things I’ve learned about Belly Dance Costuming – On the Belly Dance Geek Podcast

August 21, 2019

Dawn Devine ~ Davina joins the Belly Dance Geek Podcast Live on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 2 pm Pacific Time I’m pleased to announce that next week Thursday I’ll be appearing on the Belly Dance Geek Podcast!  Come join us for a conversation about 10 things I would tell my younger self about belly […]

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