Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Great Responses!

This past Sunday JenCee debuted our Desert Dance routine at Ananka Dance Company's student party. I must say, we got a great response from those who attended. Sadly, the video camera malfunctioned before we were able to perform so we were unable to get our performance taped. So now we are up for round two.

I am also happy to say, that a few friends who came with me to the party got 267 pictures and several of them turned out excellent. So big thank you to both of them for coming and taking pictures when I couldn't or when they felt the need to. It meant a lot to those who have seen them so far and to me.

Coming up this weekend, JenCee will perform our dance for the seniors at the Bethel Home in Selma, CA along with our own group dances with members from Ananka. We only have about 3 more practices to get things worked out before our performance in San Jose, CA for the Desert Dance Festival.

I will be sharing pictures as soon as I edit them a little. Until then, I will keep you all updated as soon as things develop.

For anyone attending the Hanford Renaissance Faire in Hanford, CA, Ananka will be performing both Saturday and Sunday (October 2nd and 3rd). We are performing at 1pm and 3pm both days. So anyone who plans to go or those who wish to see a free show, come down to Hanford =)

Courthouse Square
Hanford, CA

Look forward to seeing people there!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Some Information and Status updates

It's hard to believe that we only have a few more weeks before the Desert Dance Festival. JenCee has a few....I take that back....many things lined up between now and the festival. Today we will be plastering our jugs that we have been working on. They all came out quite well despite having to learn how to make them from scratch. We will also be finishing up whatever costume loose ends we have today and Sunday. For today, we will be wearing everything, Tunisian costume over the Earth Intruders costume, to make sure it will all fit properly. We can't really afford to do any last minute changes and adjustments, so it has to be this weekend. After that, it's just practice, practice, practice.

Our (Ananka and JenCee) calendar has also filled up quite fast with some things coming up:

September 12th Student Party

September 18th Bethel House (last minute add on performance for the seniors)

September 25th Desert Dance Festival

October 2nd Hanford Renaissance Faire

October 16th Fresno County Fair

We were not quite expecting this month to fill up as quickly as it has. And we are not done on October 16th. That may be our last performance for the year, but will then be kicking things into high gear for the rogue show in March. From that last performance on up to March, Ananka Dance Company will be sewing, crafting, practicing and creating our dance routines and set. It's going to be pretty busy.

A few more little things I wish to share with anyone who is looking for some more online sources for bellydancing gear:

Jon's Imports

The Turkish Emporium

Moondance, Bellydance

I will continue adding sources as time goes on. For now, I will leave you with this: