Monday, April 25, 2011

Objects Of Desire - A Fantasy Bellydance Concert @ Merce Cunningham Theatre 4/16/11

I love these bellydance/theatre shows. I think they do them twice a year. They always select an overall theme and then several different numbers are choreographed by the various dancers and you get a show full of completely different dances around the theme. The music isn't live, but it's still usually something I would enjoy.

The Mermaid piece was first and very good. It was a mini-drama that you could tell the story without words. The costumes were great and they did a great job. This was the largest ensemble of the evening.

There were some solo dancers, some duos and some trios.

The ones I especially enjoyed were Knowledge of Good and Evil, the hiphop one. There were more, but I forgot them already.  I found the list on-line and put them below.

It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Ayshe "Black Swan"
Ayshe (group) "Dances for Money" ("Big Spender")
Autumn Ward "Knowledge of Good & Evil - Eve"
Dena and the Shazadi Dancers "Inside the Haram"
Elena Lentini (group) "The Genesis of the Butterfly"
Elena Lentini (solo) "To See the World in a Grain of Sand"
Elisheva "Dominatrix"
Fayzah "Love Line"
Layla "Cruella de Vil"
Neon "Odalisque"
Neon with Angelys and Jenna Rey "In Love With a Time Bomb"
Sarah Johansson Locke & Alchemy Performance
Sarah Skinner and the Sisters of Salome "The Little Mermaid"
Tanna Valentine "Duty of Desire - Helen of Troy"
Zobeida "Le Papillon de Nuit"

1 comment:

Stacey Lang said...

Belly dancing has often been marketed and sold to the Western public as frivolous, tantalizing and light-hearted dance entertainment.