Mm Mm Monday – Belly-Tango Fusion!
| |

Now here is fusion done really really well. It is what fusion should be–a seamless blending of two styles, in which each style is gently massaged so the two styles become closely entwined. It should minimize the sense of “a … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Fat Chance Bellydance at the Museum
| |

Rockin’ it old school for the Ethnic Dance Festival at the deYoung Museum. Turbans and live music by Helm. Need I say more?

Bruce Springsteen on Creativity
| |

This year, Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker at the Austin music festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), and delivered a great talk about the evolution of music in his lifetime. What really resonated with me was when he talked about … Read More

Why Performers Are Getting Paid Less (PS It’s partly our fault)
| |

This article made the rounds on Facebook back in January, but I waited to repost it here on Deep Roots Dance because I figured we could use a periodic reminder of the phenomenon that is rife in the artist community.  … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Improvised Zill Jam with Jamila and Suhaila!
| |

Oh finger cymbals, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! I so adore these simple metal disks, because there is so much musical possibility held in such a simple form factor. The rhythms that move me to … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Datura at Tribal Fest
| |

I knew from the moment this piece started, with the costuming, fingers cymbals, and music (not to mention the lineup of dancers I admire) that this was going to be an Mm Mm Monday that had to go up immediately. … Read More

Northwest Folklife is coming up!
| |

Okay, this is so incredibly cool, I had to share. The Northwest Folklife Festival is one of the BEST festivals Seattle has each year. Having performed there many times in the last decade myself, as well as an attendee countless … Read More

Watching and Learning in the Dance Studio
| |

The “Taking Correction” portion of this anonymous handout has been making the rounds on Facebook. I wanted to share it in its entirety, because the entire thing is just so awesome. Enjoy! Watching your fellow dancers Technique, timing, corrections, there … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Devyani Puja as Dance
| |

I remember being completely mesmerized by this piece by Devyani and FCBD, where they took the traditional puja and set it to “Maya’s Theme” from Kama Sutra the movie and put it on stage.  The changes they made suit the … Read More

Authenticity requires context
| |

“I think that we get squeamish about using the term “American” because we are concerned with authenticity. I do believe that it’s important to study and respect the dances that came before us and label what we do appropriately. However, … Read More

1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 21
:)