Belly dancing – Hands Of Kali http://handsofkali.com/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:22:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://handsofkali.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-6-150x150.png Belly dancing – Hands Of Kali http://handsofkali.com/ 32 32 Egypt upholds verdict dismissing academic for belly dancing https://handsofkali.com/egypt-upholds-verdict-dismissing-academic-for-belly-dancing/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:22:11 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/egypt-upholds-verdict-dismissing-academic-for-belly-dancing/ The judge said that “freedom of expression was guaranteed as long as the person kept it inside and did not express it”. The judge said that “freedom of expression was guaranteed as long as the person kept it inside and did not express it”. [Getty] In another blow to freedom of expression in Egypt, a […]]]>

The judge said that “freedom of expression was guaranteed as long as the person kept it inside and did not express it”.

The judge said that “freedom of expression was guaranteed as long as the person kept it inside and did not express it”. [Getty]

In another blow to freedom of expression in Egypt, a high court this week upheld an earlier verdict that expelled a university professor from her job on charges of belly dancing in public and issue of Islamic precepts, said Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper. reported.

The Supreme Administrative Court on Monday dismissed an appeal filed by author and former professor of English literature Mona Prince, who worked for Suez University, against a verdict handed down by a lower court that dismissed her from her post, the report added.

Earlier in 2017, Prince restless a controversy when job a video of herself on her facebook belly dancing.

The judge said the university’s decision to sack Prince had “credible legal justifications”.

The court added that “the videos degraded the prestige of the university professor whose mission was to disseminate and promote values”.

“A university professor should not take dancing as a slogan, it tarnishes his image in the eyes of his students and influences the pride of his colleagues,” said the judge, quoted by Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Other incidents that were included in the reasons for Prince’s dismissal were that she defended Satan in front of her students, describing him as being treated unfairly, which led to her being condemned for spreading “destructive ideas who violate celestial beliefs and public order”.

The judge said that “freedom of expression was guaranteed as long as the person kept it inside and did not express it”.

According to the court, freedom of belief is guaranteed as long as it remains confined to the soul without publicly declaring which contradicts the heavenly religions and indoctrinates them to students.

In response to the verdict, Prince reposted a video from 2017 on his Facebook showing her belly dancing on the roof of her house, with a caption reading: “Dancing is life, whatever the decision. of the court”.

The verdict, meanwhile, sparked heated reactions on social media with many of Prince’s supporters.

Award-winning journalist and former deputy director of Nile TV international wrote on his Facebook page: “Has dancing become a crime? It’s a way to express yourself and spread joy… belly dancing is part of our customs and traditions… And it [Prince] posted a video of her wearing a jalabiya on her personal page.”

Egyptian-British international commentator Nervana Mahmoudwho was among the BBC’s 100 Women of the Year in 2013, asked on Twitter why Egyptian cinema had been full of belly dancers like legendary dancers Naima Akef and Samia Gamal until dancing was allowed.

“Be frank and admit that you have become [like] Taliban,” Mahmoud wrote.

Controversy is nothing new for Prince. She ran for president in 2012 and 2018. In 2018, she sparked debate in appearing in a photo with the Israeli ambassador.

Even though Egypt is in a technical state of normalization with Israel at the government level, many Egyptians still hate the Zionist entity.

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Is belly dancing the new Pilates? 5 benefits to be gained from this feminine exercise https://handsofkali.com/is-belly-dancing-the-new-pilates-5-benefits-to-be-gained-from-this-feminine-exercise/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 20:04:32 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/is-belly-dancing-the-new-pilates-5-benefits-to-be-gained-from-this-feminine-exercise/ Belly dancing has a rich history as a woman’s art, making it the perfect exercise for women who are bored with more traditional exercises like yoga and pilates. Before you sign up for a belly dancing class at your local dance school, let’s take a look at what belly dancing is. What is belly dancing? […]]]>

Belly dancing has a rich history as a woman’s art, making it the perfect exercise for women who are bored with more traditional exercises like yoga and pilates. Before you sign up for a belly dancing class at your local dance school, let’s take a look at what belly dancing is.

What is belly dancing?

Although historians believe the practice is much older, belly dancing was introduced to the western world in the 1830s when Europeans were exposed to traveling dancers from Egypt known as the ghawazee troupe. Belly dancing has Egyptian roots, but is best known as a Middle Eastern dance that has been incorporated into popular forms of Western dance. Popular belly dance moves include the shimmy, ripples, and hip thrusts.

Many of the moves can be seen as sensual, but belly dancing is so much more than what you’ve seen in the movies. Jensuya, American belly dancer said belly dancing is “the art of putting the music on your body, of dancing with movements that represent both the sound and the feeling of the music in a particular way, in a particular aesthetic”. The belly dancer becomes “the last member of the group, the visual member of the group”.

Here are five awesome benefits of belly dancing and other alternatives to yoga and pilates if you feel the need to change up your fitness routine.

1. Cardio and muscle growth

We all know cardio is important, but you don’t need to use an elliptical trainer for an hour to get a good cardio workout. Belly dancing is a fun way to get your heart rate up for a good cardio workout (it can burn 400 calories per hour), and it’s also great for tone your abdominal muscles.

2. It improves your posture

Since belly dancing is a great core workout, one of its many benefits is improved posture. It also strengthens your “the back, the knees and the pelvis”, which also helps improve posture. Even if you are not interested in taking a belly dancing class, you can find free YouTube videos with simple belly dance tutorials to improve your posture.

3. It boosts your confidence

However all types of exercises can increase your self-confidence and self-esteem, belly dancing has a way of making you feel sexier. The exercise is inherently feminine and encourages you to embrace your natural sensuality. Harnessing this side of your femininity will naturally make you more confident and sexier, all while getting a good workout.

4. It May Help With Labor And PMS Symptoms

Historians believe belly dancing was originally created as an exercise for pregnant women to prepare for labor, and it is still true today. Taking a belly dancing class can be a great way to prepare for labor during pregnancy (just be sure to ask your doctor first), but you can also benefit from belly dancing lessons if you don’t. you are not pregnant for reduce menstrual cramps.

Historians believe that belly dancing was created as an exercise for pregnant women to prepare for labor.

5. It can help with digestion

You’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of gut health lately, and the good news is that you can improve your digestion through exercise. Belly dancing is the perfect workout to help with digestion, as you work the the muscles that work with your digestive system. Who said that improving your digestive health and having fun were incompatible?

Alternatives similar to belly dancing

While belly dancing is a great alternative to exercises like yoga and pilates, there are plenty of other female exercise alternatives you can try. Zumba classes are a fun way to socialize and burn calories. Latin dance classes can help you embrace your sensuality through dances like salsa and rumba. And don’t rule out some of your favorite childhood activities, like ballet or tap dancing. You can probably find an adult class at your local dance school or community center.

Final Thoughts

Belly dancing is so much more than a sexy type of dance you see in movies – it’s a great and fun way to burn calories and work your heart out. If you’ve ever wanted to try belly dancing, why not find a local class and sign up?

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You are invited to watch belly dancing as a family https://handsofkali.com/you-are-invited-to-watch-belly-dancing-as-a-family/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 16:07:00 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/you-are-invited-to-watch-belly-dancing-as-a-family/ A cafe in Idaho Falls hosts a monthly belly dancing expo. The next showcase will take place on Friday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Downtown Egyptian Cafe, where at least four local belly dancers will offer viewers a variety of Middle Eastern dance styles. Amy Smith of Idaho Falls, who coordinates […]]]>

A cafe in Idaho Falls hosts a monthly belly dancing expo.

The next showcase will take place on Friday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Downtown Egyptian Cafe, where at least four local belly dancers will offer viewers a variety of Middle Eastern dance styles.

Amy Smith of Idaho Falls, who coordinates belly dancing activities in the area, told EastIdahoNews.com that she and fellow dancer Leslie Dolan met Terri Ireland, owner of The Egyptian Coffeehouse, about doing a belly dancing show because the only way for them to dance was always psychic fairs.

“They were so annoyed and disappointed after COVID,” Ireland said. “They hadn’t danced together in a very long time, and they wanted a place to go dancing — some kind of public place, no charge, nothing fancy — just to show off different styles of belly dancing.”

What started as a show has turned into a monthly event with more dancers joining over the past few months. Each dancer performs one or two songs before an intermission and one or two songs after, showing off the expertise they’ve honed over the years and practicing new skills that might be more intimidating to try with a larger audience.

“It gives us a chance, especially me, to step out of our comfort zone and do something different,” said Smith, who has Parkinson’s disease.

Diagnosed nearly a year ago, Smith describes dancing as his therapy. She focuses on creating a place where people can dance and be themselves without worrying about drama or bullying.

This philosophy is something Smith and Ireland share.

Ireland, which also owns Healing Hands Metaphysical Store, said: “We have a bigger ethos in both places of creating a safe space for people to express themselves… where people just feel welcome to go. forward and let their guard down and have a good time.”

Having a good time is the theme of the evening. This is a family event with no entry fees.

“There’s no alcohol, there’s no swearing, there’s no nudity. It’s just fun,” Ireland said.

And at the end of the night, everyone in the audience can get up and dance too.

“I want (the audience) to feel good,” Smith said. “Forget about life for a while and feel good.”

While Ireland hopes these showcases will help remove the stigma of belly dancing, they also want members of the public to see it as an activity for all body shapes, ages, genders, and that it’s funny.

As for the show itself, Smith said there will be many styles on display including Greek, Egyptian, Fusion and possibly North African. Each belly dance style has similarities but is as different as the region it represents. Greek belly dancing is very fast, while tribal, from North Africa, is slow, very controlled movements performed in groups with a rotating leader, and fusion can combine elements of traditional styles as well as dance modern.

“My favorite is them swinging a sword over their head as they dance,” Ireland said. “And that’s really cool.”

The music will also be varied, ranging from traditional belly dancing music to modern songs from artists like Rhyanna, the B52s and Telly Savalas.

Spectators can expect crowds in the small venue, but Ireland said it is ensuring all aisles are wide enough for wheelchairs so those with reduced mobility can attend. She encourages anyone interested to arrive early.

“Just keep an open mind and have fun,” Smith said. “Feel what you feel. If you feel like shouting and cheering us on, we love that, and it makes us dance even more, and even better because it’s easier if you have a crowd having fun.

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How belly dancing changed Wendy https://handsofkali.com/how-belly-dancing-changed-wendy/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 06:19:35 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/how-belly-dancing-changed-wendy/ Wendy Goldberg has been practicing Middle Eastern dance better known as belly dancing since 2005. “My friend kept inviting me to one of her belly dancing classes and I decided to attend a class, but one became two and two became three,” Wendy said. Today she is an instructor, choreographer and performer in her own […]]]>

Wendy Goldberg has been practicing Middle Eastern dance better known as belly dancing since 2005.

“My friend kept inviting me to one of her belly dancing classes and I decided to attend a class, but one became two and two became three,” Wendy said.

Today she is an instructor, choreographer and performer in her own studio called Samira Oriental Dance Studio in Brackenhurst.

More than just belly dancing

Wendy Goldberg with her dance students.

Wendy has been studying and sharing her love of Middle Eastern dance for 17 years. In 2020, she opened her own studio with the aim of attracting women and educating them in Middle Eastern dance.

“We are committed to promoting and preserving the oldest and most exotic dances, as well as creating an atmosphere of positive encouragement and establishing a sisterhood where all women feel welcome and where the only limits are those that we impose on ourselves,” she explained. .”

Also, I have to add that my first belly dancing teacher, Desiree Edwards, was a huge inspiration to me, I really owe her a lot of credit,” she said.

Wendy loves performing at events and functions like weddings, kitchen teas and more.

“I do not enter or participate in any competitions because I belly dance for love and fun.”

In her classes, she shares her passion for this dance with her students of all levels in the hope that many more generations of dancers will continue to explore all that this dance has to offer.

Classes include teaching basic to advanced techniques, use of props, choreography, stage presence, costumes and much more.

“I am in love with Middle Eastern culture, their music and their dance.

Wendy Goldberg performing a dance with fire.

“Being able to do both practice and theory interests me.” Wendy is always busy studying more cultures and dance techniques.

She usually performs with props such as veils, fire, a sword, tambourines, and a shamadan.

Wendy loves all dance styles, but the one that stands out is the Lebanese style because it is the one she identifies with the most.

For her, Middle Eastern dance is part of her life and something she is passionate about.

Benefits of Middle Eastern Dance

Wendy Goldberg playing with a shamadan.

“Belly dancing is challenging and fun, but its benefits and health benefits are vastly underestimated.”

Wendy said the list of benefits is long, but she shared some that she can relate to:

• It helps you find your feminine side.

• It’s a way to gain strength and tone those muscles.

• Belly dancing, like most other forms of dance, causes your body to release endorphins and dopamine into your body – the “feel good” hormones. You’re always guaranteed to leave a class feeling good about yourself and your productivity.

• Belly dancing incorporates many movements and postures similar to yoga and pilates that work the spine, knees and pelvic areas of the body. Your back, knees, and pelvis are all conditioned to be in the correct position for healthy movement execution.

• Belly dancing classes are a great way to make new friends who have a similar interest and to meet people from all walks of life. You can experience your dance journey together and discover new people and their stories, which is a tremendous emotional boost. It’s a great way to learn and develop deeper connections with other people.

Belly dancing can be a meditative experience, especially the “recovery” part of the class at the end with its captivating music!

If you want to experience the benefits of Bellydance classes for yourself, why not try Wendy’s classes?

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Wendy Goldberg enjoys performing for others.

Wendy was born and raised in Alberton with her two brothers. She went to Kenton Elementary School and enrolled in Bracken High School.

Prior to her journey with belly dancing, she was a very passionate ballet dancer. “I always do ballet as a complement to belly dancing. Dancing is part of my DNA,” she said.

She has been married for 10 years to Riaan Visser and she has a daughter.

When she’s not performing or teaching others, she works as a full-time wedding and event planner. Her biggest inspiration in life is her husband and her parents.

“They’re such a positive influence on me, and they keep me going.”

In her spare time, which isn’t much, she enjoys gardening and being creative. “I like to draw and paint. Doing things around the house is also very therapeutic for me,” she said.

Wendy Goldberg is a professional belly dancer and instructor.
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Divine Barrel Brewing in Charlotte is hosting a beer and belly dancing event https://handsofkali.com/divine-barrel-brewing-in-charlotte-is-hosting-a-beer-and-belly-dancing-event/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 18:41:01 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/divine-barrel-brewing-in-charlotte-is-hosting-a-beer-and-belly-dancing-event/ CHARLOTTE, NC — Join Divine Barrel Brewing on Friday, August 26 from 6-9 p.m. as they host a QC Hafla-a Beer & Belly Dance event. The family event is free for all. Officials say the belly dance will feature several local professional dancers and students performing to Middle Eastern music performed by SOEM and dance […]]]>

CHARLOTTE, NC — Join Divine Barrel Brewing on Friday, August 26 from 6-9 p.m. as they host a QC Hafla-a Beer & Belly Dance event.

The family event is free for all.

Officials say the belly dance will feature several local professional dancers and students performing to Middle Eastern music performed by SOEM and dance floors at Divine Barrel Brewing, as well as an outing. fun of small batch sour beer and food provided by Taco PusHer food. a truck.

From 6 to 7 p.m., officials say the brewery will hold a social hour, and from 7 to 9 p.m., belly dancers will perform.

The show will take place in the tasting room of Divine Barrel Brewing.

Officials say Taco PusHer will be on site from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. serving authentic Mexican birria tacos and other delicious dishes.

  • Parking Note: No on-street parking is permitted on North Davidson Street, and cars will be towed or started if parking in the
    gravel lot behind Divine Barrel Brewing & Free Will Craft & Vine. Gravel lots across the street are acceptable for
    parking, as well as street parking along Anderson Street.

Click here for more information.

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Belly dance students discover a welcoming community of celebration and constant movement https://handsofkali.com/belly-dance-students-discover-a-welcoming-community-of-celebration-and-constant-movement/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/belly-dance-students-discover-a-welcoming-community-of-celebration-and-constant-movement/ GOOD EGYPTIAN MUSIC into the amplifier at 6:15 p.m. as instructor Leslie Rosen leads her belly dancing class through what she calls a shimmy warm-up. She gives gentle instructions every few seconds that are barely audible above the music: “Slide to the side.” “Start moving in a circle.” “Lift the fall, lift the release. A […]]]>

GOOD EGYPTIAN MUSIC into the amplifier at 6:15 p.m. as instructor Leslie Rosen leads her belly dancing class through what she calls a shimmy warm-up. She gives gentle instructions every few seconds that are barely audible above the music: “Slide to the side.” “Start moving in a circle.” “Lift the fall, lift the release.

A dancer, stilt walker, fire performer and outfielder, Rosen has performed at venues ranging from the Seattle Art Museum to NFL games. Her love of belly dancing and fire performance has taken her all over the world, but perhaps it’s where she’s most at home, at Equinox Studios in Georgetown, where she leads her class of Monday evening.

The women in tonight’s class differ in age and dance experience, but the bond they share here is palpable. “Belly dancing really evolved from women being in groups, says Ava Shockley. “It’s a beautiful form of expression, and women haven’t always had a lot of means of expression.”

Join the movement

Instructor Leslie Rosen says there are fantastic belly dancing instructors teaching at community centers and dance studios throughout the Seattle area. His Monday night classes at Equinox Studios (as well as his virtual classes on Wednesdays) are on summer hiatus until September. His group is always open to visitors and new students; she can be contacted at LeslieRosen.com.

Many of the women in attendance were drawn to their first belly dancing class because of its history and reputation as an art form that centers and celebrates women, but this weekly gathering is open to everyone.

“It’s not just a ladies-only or women-only space,” Shockley says. “There is feminine energy, but everyone is allowed to share that kind of energy.”

After years of playing hockey, Christina Sears took her first belly dancing class in search of a new cardio activity. “It works every muscle in the body, but it doesn’t do anything the body isn’t supposed to do,” Sears says. “It’s accessible to all body types, at all fitness levels.”

The constant movement required of a belly dancer can be daunting, even for an experienced athlete like Sears. “At first you think your body can’t do it,” she says. “But you start with the basics and level up.”

Sears and her classmates say Rosen creates an intimate space where beginning dancers are comfortable and safe dancing just feet away from experienced performers.

“We are not in competition here; it’s not about the person next to you,” says Sears. “It’s all about how the dance works with your body.”

Kathi Jenness has been following Rosen’s classes for 14 years. She danced ballet for decades, but now feels more comfortable belly dancing. “I love the loose side of belly dancing,” she says. “It’s more stimulating than ballet.”

Rosen takes the history and culture of belly dancing seriously, and her students understand that her classes benefit from this commitment. However, she does not hide the basic reason why her students keep coming back.

“People come to my class to have fun, to connect with their bodies, and to make new friends,” Rosen says. “Art and dance help to get out of the discomfort of everyday life. When you have the chance to truly inhabit your own body and do something creative, you are on an adventure.

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Live music, belly dancing part of weekend events https://handsofkali.com/live-music-belly-dancing-part-of-weekend-events/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/live-music-belly-dancing-part-of-weekend-events/ In addition to Sequim Lavender Weekend, which runs from today through Sunday, other events are planned for the northern Olympic Peninsula. • Concerts at the Grange will host events at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Featured guest artists are members of the Carpe Diem String Quartet — Charles Wetherbee, violin, Marisa Ishikawa, violin, Korine Fujiwara, […]]]>

In addition to Sequim Lavender Weekend, which runs from today through Sunday, other events are planned for the northern Olympic Peninsula.

Concerts at the Grange will host events at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Featured guest artists are members of the Carpe Diem String Quartet — Charles Wetherbee, violin, Marisa Ishikawa, violin, Korine Fujiwara, viola, and Ariana Nelson, cello.

The Carpe Diem String Quartet, a big favorite of the Festival, opened the season with pianist George Lopez.

All concerts are free to the public. Spectators are encouraged to reserve their place in the barn or on the lawn in advance via TicketStripe. To access the TicketStripe site, select “Free Tickets Required” on the home page at www.concert sinthebarn.org or “Concert Reservations” under the Programs & Donors tab.

The barn audience must wear masks during the performance.

Guests who prefer to sit outside are welcome to sit on the lawn; outside guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Amplifiers surround the barn so that outside patrons can hear the performance wherever they choose to sit.

The farm is open to visitors at noon each concert day. At 1 p.m., the barn doors open for barn patrons to reserve their seats. Walk-in customers will be seated based on space remaining.

On Saturday, the Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in D major, K.575; Emilie Mayer: String Quartet in E minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 “Harp.”

On Sunday, the Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform: Josef Haydn: String Quartet in G major, op. 76; Emilie Mayer: String Quartet in E minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 “Harp.”

Backwoods Hucksters at PT Brewing Co will host a barn dance at 7 p.m. Friday at Victor’s Lavender Farm, 3743 Old Olympic Highway in Sequim.

The Backwoods Hucksters feature Joey Gish on fiddle and Sean Divine on harmonica, backed by Cort Armstrong (guitar), Paul Stehr-Green (bass) and Adam Amr (drums).

Free entry. Food and drink, including Maribel’s homemade tamales, lavender sausages and assorted wine, beer and cider, will be on sale.

ART Jamfeaturing 12 artists working in pain, wood, clay, collage, metals and pastels, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Rock Hollow Farm, 505 E. Silberhorn Road in Sequim .

The event is paid and open to the public.

• Shula Azhar belly dance show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St. in Port Angeles. A donation of $5 is suggested.

The dance will feature Kanikah & Talia with modern music.

Shula Azhar is well known for her dynamic choreography and ornate costumes in an array of different Middle Eastern dance styles including Egyptian Cabaret, Saidi, American Cabaret, Lebanese, Turkish Rom & Cabaret, Persian, Bollywood, Khaleeji and fusion style.

The Loom Bar will be open with wine, beer, soda, coffee, tea and snacks available for purchase, and there will be open dances to try out belly dancing moves after the show.

• The Port Townsend Heritage Association will lead walking tours of downtown Port Townsend at 11 a.m. Sunday through August 28.

Tours meet in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St.

The 90-minute tours last about 1 ½ miles and are mostly level, according to a press release from the association.

Tickets are $10 per person and are free for children under 12.

Tickets can be purchased at the start of the tour or online at www.ptheritage.org.

Bob Cain will present “Fall and Winter Gardening” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The talk, part of the Clallam County Digging Deeper Master Gardeners series, will return to Zoom this week.

Cain will share tips on growing vegetables in the northern Olympic Peninsula in fall and winter.

Cain will discuss environmental factors affecting plant growth, selection and timing, the use of insulation materials to extend the season, and common pitfalls and strategies to mitigate them.

For more information and meeting link, visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam.

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will conduct a JeffCo Repair Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The community event takes place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Art Building, 4907 Landes St.

Members of the public are encouraged to bring broken household items to the event for volunteers to attempt to repair.

JeffCo Repair, funded by a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology, is one way to divert repairable devices from the landfill.

The center plans to schedule additional repair events across the county beginning in October.

For more information or to volunteer, email Mandi Johnson at [email protected] or visit www.ptmsc.org/jeffco-repair.

La Grange Chimacum will host a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday as part of Chimacum’s 11th Interdependence Day celebration.

The meal will be served at the barn hall, 9572 Rhody Drive.

The menu includes buttermilk spelled pancakes, pork sausages, coffee and orange juice for $5 per person, kids eat free.

The pancakes will be made with spelled flour donated by Finnriver Grain Co. and other ingredients donated by the Chimacum Corner Farmstand; the sausage was donated by Doyle Yancey of Egg and I Pork.

Food is only available for 100 diners, according to a press release from Grange.

The Strait Turners Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners will host Turn-a-thon 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The woodturning celebration will take place at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Club members will be outside the center demonstrating shooting techniques on four laps throughout the day.

Community members will have the opportunity to try operating a wood lathe.

Turned wood items and a variety of local and exotic hardwoods will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Brian Johnson at 828-989-3350.

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This is art and entertainment: from the climate crisis to free belly dancing https://handsofkali.com/this-is-art-and-entertainment-from-the-climate-crisis-to-free-belly-dancing/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 00:45:28 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/this-is-art-and-entertainment-from-the-climate-crisis-to-free-belly-dancing/ CW brings you the latest art and entertainment news from across the capital. This week, a new exhibit hopes to spur action on climate change, an alternative arts center is offering free belly dancing lessons and Canberra’s own cabaret star returns to her hometown. Stage changeexploring the climate crisis Stage change, the third and final […]]]>

CW brings you the latest art and entertainment news from across the capital. This week, a new exhibit hopes to spur action on climate change, an alternative arts center is offering free belly dancing lessons and Canberra’s own cabaret star returns to her hometown.


Stage changeexploring the climate crisis

Stage change, the third and final collaborative work by Alexander Boynes, the late Mandy Martin and Tristan Parr, will be on view at the Belconnen Art Center until August 21.

The piece is a large-scale pictorial, video and sound collaboration that explores the urgent need to move into the age of climate crisis. Featuring an industrial area in Western Australia, the piece oscillates between the real and the sublime, light and dark, as it asks what kind of planet we plan to leave to future generations.

The final work in the series brings together the creative talents of Mandy Martin, an environmentalist who died in July 2021, Tristan Parr, a classically trained cellist, and Alexander Boynes, artist, curator and director of the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. .

At the Belconnen Arts Center until August 21; belcoarts.com.au


Cabaret in the capital

Queenie Van de Zandt returns to her hometown and helps local cabaret singers find their voice at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

After an audition process, 20 lucky artists will be offered the chance of a lifetime to work with a who’s who of Australian cabaret in a series of workshops. Applications are open to artists of any live performance genre to learn how to write, perform and produce their own cabaret shows.

Successful applicants will showcase their new skills in a performance on August 28. On Saturday August 27, Queenie herself will take the stage in her new show, Choose your own adventurewhere attendees have the ability to choose the evening’s entertainment via their phone.

Auditions are open until July 15; head toward tuggeranongarts.com for your chance to be a cabaret star.


Flazeda offers free belly dancing

Longtime professional belly dancer Kirsty is teaming up with alternative performing arts hub Flazeda to offer five lucky locals the chance to attend two five-week beginner belly dancing classes, open and accessible at all. Kirsty, who has over 15 years of experience teaching and practicing the art form, recently spent a month in Egypt with a master belly dancer and returned eager to expand and diversify participation .

Flazeda believes in supporting people who can personally or professionally benefit from learning the trade, having created these positions for people who might not otherwise have been able to access them.

Applications close July 15; flazedahub.com


This Changes Everything sees a group of young women start their own company, July 22-30 at The Q. Photo: Jane Duong.

A new youth production to change everything

Echo Theater presents its first youth production, It changes everything at the Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Center in July.

The play follows a group of young women who have abandoned their lives and moved to an isolated platform at sea. Their plan is to create a new kind of society – a society free from capitalism and the inequalities engendered by exponential growth and failure to act on important issues such as climate change. When they’re done, they’ll introduce their new selves – the Community – to the world and share what they’ve learned.

Created by British playwright Joel Horwood in response to the lack of roles for girls and young women in writing for young actors, it asks to answer the question of what the world would be like if everyone were equal.

To catch It changes everything at Q, Queanbeyan, July 22-30; theq.net.au


Ainslie & Gorman appoints new CEO

Arts Capital’s Board of Directors announced that Carly Davenport Acker would be its new CEO and Director of the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centers.

Major transformations are underway for the art hubs, including a new round of strategic planning and century-old renovations for both centers. Davenport Acker’s goal will be to implement collaborative journeys for all involved in the arts and centers.

Having previously held leadership positions at major national and international arts institutions throughout his 25-year career, Davenport Acker believes this experience will help put the centers on the map.

“I believe excellence starts ‘at home’ and what we create here can be valued locally and globally, said Davenport Acker.


The Megalo Print studio launches Editions

The Megalo Print studio has officially launched its new contemporary printmaking collaboration, Megalo Editions.

The print initiative brings prints from multi-disciplinary artists to the homes of Canberra residents. The first installment features the work of four artists, Tom Buckland, Joel Arthur, Tony Curran and Naomi Zouwer, who worked closely with printer Megalo to produce technically complex and visually striking works in lithology, printmaking and relief engraving .

The project aims to build meaningful relationships between artist and printer, while allowing the artist to explore and expand their practice with the support of experienced printers.

To learn more about the works, go to the Kingston studio or visit megalo.org

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Nrityakosh will present the history of belly dancing https://handsofkali.com/nrityakosh-will-present-the-history-of-belly-dancing/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:40:00 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/nrityakosh-will-present-the-history-of-belly-dancing/ Designed and choreographed by Debapriya Das, the event will feature 40 veteran belly dancers from across the city Designed and choreographed by Debapriya Das, the event will feature 40 veteran belly dancers from across the city Belly dancing has captured our fancy so much that the form has made inroads into Bollywood and is also […]]]>

Designed and choreographed by Debapriya Das, the event will feature 40 veteran belly dancers from across the city

Designed and choreographed by Debapriya Das, the event will feature 40 veteran belly dancers from across the city

Belly dancing has captured our fancy so much that the form has made inroads into Bollywood and is also part of the contemporary vocabulary movement here. What is interesting is to know when this form started and how it has evolved over the years, sweeping dancers and audiences across the world, with its sensual movements.

This is exactly Nriyakosh’s goal. Nrityakosh, a Bengaluru-based belly dance school and production house founded by belly dancer Debapriya Das, will stage Safar-E-Raqs 2nd of July. “This is a theatrical production of belly dancing that travels from the late 1790s to the present day, revealing how the dance has been adapted to different cultures and audiences. The dance is a collaborative effort between the Nrityakosh Dance Company and several veteran belly dancers from Bengaluru,” says Debabpriya, who explains that the evening will take the audience through Middle Eastern folk dances, classical and modern oriental styles, and belly Indian and tribal fusion. dance repertoire.

About forty dancers, trained by Debapriya, will perform in this 80-minute production. “The history of belly dancing has been very vague because there was no formal documentation. But, of late, academic research exploded in this area and now we find constant updates that give us insight of the history and origin of this dance form, which inspired this production”, explains Debapriya, who worked on Safar-E-Raqs for two years.

She then reveals that the evening will be divided into three parts – traditional forms of belly dancing from the Middle East and the influence of the western world in the 1900s, the second part focuses on the development of the modern style of belly dancing such as oriental-style classical dance, influence of folk dance and influence of American cabaret. “The third part focuses on fusion belly dancing, which has become a genre in itself, which occurs mainly in the United States. We then end the evening with an Indian fusion belly dancing show”.

Safar-E-Raqs is scheduled for July 2 at the Bangalore International Centre, Domlur, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at ₹450, available at Insider.in

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Shakira teaches Nick Jonas some belly dancing steps: Priyanka Chopra reacts https://handsofkali.com/shakira-teaches-nick-jonas-some-belly-dancing-steps-priyanka-chopra-reacts/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:34:00 +0000 https://handsofkali.com/shakira-teaches-nick-jonas-some-belly-dancing-steps-priyanka-chopra-reacts/ Shakira takes some time to teach some dance moves to Nick Jonas, after being impressed with the singer’s salsa moves, the two judges surprised the audience with an unexpected salsa display, the Colombian artist is now showing off her salsa moves. iconic belly dances and encourages the famous brother Jonas to try. “The difference when […]]]>

Shakira takes some time to teach some dance moves to Nick Jonas, after being impressed with the singer’s salsa moves, the two judges surprised the audience with an unexpected salsa display, the Colombian artist is now showing off her salsa moves. iconic belly dances and encourages the famous brother Jonas to try.

“The difference when your hips don’t lie vs when your hips lie,” Nick wrote on Instagram, posting a video of the hilarious moment, after Shakira challenged him to do a belly roll. “See, my body doesn’t do that,” Nick replied to the singer.

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Fans of the two stars are delighted with their interaction on the show, with one person writing, “Your hips don’t lie Nick, come show us some belly rolls,” while someone else commented, “You look great in trying it,” adding, “I can finally say I can do something that Nick can’t.

Nick’s wife Priyanka later shared the video on social media, supporting her husband and laughing at his belly dancing attempt. “A baby for effort,” she wrote, adding a laughing emoji.

Fans of the show definitely adore the judges’ friendship, with Nick writing in another post “Did you practice your moves?” and encourage viewers to watch the upcoming episode.

Meanwhile, speculation surrounding the breakup between Shakira and Gerard Pique continues, and the singer’s former brother-in-law claims to know the truth. Roberto Garcia, the ex-boyfriend of one of Shakira’s sisters, told Spanish outlet EsDiarioque the problems between the Colombian world sensation and the footballer started over the money.

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