Brief reflections (a post by Domh)

Always learning.

As I try to reclaim the parts of my brain that melted and dribbled onto the floor, I note every ache and twinge from the strenuousness of the weekend.

I am so grateful for the family I’ve acquired through belly dance.  When you host someone that you know you like, but then actually get to spend quality time talking with them and really getting to know them?  I am awed by my people.

Normally I cringe when I know company is coming, as I am notoriously private about the inner sanctum that is my home…but I absolutely adore and look forward to having my dance peeps in my cave.  They fill the walls with laughter, impropriety, and conversation that really makes you stop and give serious thought to things you hadn’t even considered before.

Putting together a group choreography long-distance?  Any  other group, I would have said, “No way!”…but us?  Psssshhh!!!  We rocked the eff out of that!

I can safely speak for Kat and myself when I say, from the bottom of our leafy hearts, THANK YOU.  Thank you to our “Fambly” for making the northern journey and supporting us.  We adore and cherish each and every one of you.

~Domh-Domh

DUO!

Tickets-Tickets-Tickets!

Contact Domh for your tickets via raksincendia@gmail.com

This showcase is the first of its kind in Traverse City…we’re bringing dancers from all over the state of Michigan to dance for YOU!

March 9, 2013 @ The Children’s House on Long Lake Rd (Google maps are awesome for directions!)

Doors Open 7:30pm – Show starts at 8:00pm

$15 in advance or $18 at the door

showcase photo

Okay, now the real fun begins!

Good morning, lovelies.

This whole putting an event together business has been quite the learning experience.  *chuckles*

While we in no way procrastinated on this baby, we still could have started the planning even further back than we did–which boggles the mind, because I (Domh) worried we were starting too early!  Not so much.

A few key items:

  • Early pricing is over, it’s gone up slightly now to $40/workshop or $70/both.
  • The venue is at a school, so it is a family-appropriate show–no nekkideness or cursing–some of the school staff may be present for this event!
  • Tickets are on sale now, $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
  • We will be selling raffle tickets ($1/ticket, $5 for 6, etc) with several fun prizes donated from a few local businesses and artisans, as well as dear friends and family.
  • There may be a silent auction for a few art pieces and some other items, but that is still TBA.
  • Showcase participants must be registered for at least one workshop or make a donation for the raffle or silent auction.

We are super excited about this…getting everyone up to Traverse City for a change, and of course having the incomparable Na’imah here to teach us awesome things.  ‘Cause you know we’re not-so-in-the-closet Bollywood geeks!

As always, if you have questions about anything, don’t hesitate to e-mail us at raksincendia@gmail.com.

Mu-wah!

Domh &  Kat

Workshop & Showcase Updates…

  • 5 days left until Early Bird pricing is over – which happens February 9th.  After that workshops are $40 each or $70 for both.

  • ALL ad-space purchases and info need to be submitted no later than February 15th. (e-mail to raksincendia@gmail.com)

  • ALL bio info (showcase participants only) must be submitted no later than February 15th. (e-mail to raksincendia@gmail.com)

  • Showcase tickets are on sale right now – $15 in advance or $18 at the door.  Advance-purchased tickets will be held on a will-call basis, so you will receive them upon your arrival.

 

Heavy…and other topics

Good morning!

Welp, it’s onward and upward for us.  We’ve got several ideas cooking in our shared brain, and are ending our 2012 season with our latest piece, “Raks Insidious”.  We’re really happy with how it turned out and the reception, so far, has been warm 🙂

Also, as the sun sets, we have decided to shelf our baby, “Heavy”, for the foreseeable future.  After a two-year run, it’s more than time and boy what a run it has had!

This past weekend, we were with our Grand Rapids branch of the dance fambly–Sarah Mayne of Belly Dance Grand Rapids and Na’imah of…well, Na’imah!  🙂  And we performed “Heavy” for the last time.  The closure was nice.

It’s been a while since we’ve danced in Grand Rapids and it was wonderful!  It’s always great to see familiar faces and become familiar with new ones.  Everyone’s energy was wonderful and it is always such a heart-filling experience to be surrounded by those good vibes 🙂

Our last event this year is The Annual Flint Vampire Ball, please go to our Calendar link and click on the event for more information.

Also, take note that–tentatively-but-pretty-darn-sure–March 9, 2013 we’ll be hosting our own event for the very first time!  Our debut will be featuring none other than Na’imah who will be teaching a Bollywood workshop, and then in the evening we’ll have a showcase or hafla-style show that workshop participants will be able to perform in.  Na’imah has been a very important person in our dance life from very early on and continues to be so, so it’s only fitting that she is our first special guest artist up here in Traverse City.  ❤

If all goes well, this could very well turn into an annual event!

Happy hump day and stay tuned for more news coming up soon 🙂

Domh

Us with a Na’imah photobomb in 2009 🙂