Monday, 11 June 2012

New home, new lab, new crafting works forthcoming!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Dance starts at the point of our toes and ends at the end of our fingers.

Have you ever looked at a performance where a dancer moves her belly smoothly, smiling in her beautiful dress and then... arghhh! your eyes fixes at her contracted shoulders and you can appreciate her dancing no more? 
Thightened arms and especially shoulders are synonimous to " Help me! I'm not really at ease! I have not funny being here dancing in front of you! " . 

I often wonder why the big part of Bellydancers and, more likely, Tribal Fusion or ATS dancers, pay so little attention on they shoulders/arms positions and movements. 

In my experience lots of dancers can do proper belly moves but not all of them can dance with their upper body too. This is really a pity for such an expressive art. 
To me hands and arms are a favoured expressive emotional vehicle and when we dance we must dance with the whole body not just showing off some moves.I think that we should always try to convoy from us to the public a sentiment, it could be just the simple pleasure and joy of dancing but, even if is a "little" and simple emotion, if it's held with force and meant by the whole attitude of our body it reaches our public and drag it deep into the same feeling. For this reason we can't dance only with our belly but also with our upper body and our face!

Hope I made my point!

I end my post with this video by Kasia, this is how she workout her arms. Inspiring!


Friday, 20 January 2012

♥♥♥ felt !!!

Yesterday evening I took an enlightning workshop about felting at Folkuniversitetet here in Stockholm .
It was really well done and engrossing!
Now I have a bunch of new ideas in my head, just give me some days and you'll see... ;D
Thank you Stina Rengen, I really loved your course!

And this is my first attempt:


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

What's happening?
What am I doing?
Nothing, absolutely nothing!
What a despair.
My projects are at a standstill and I don't feel like dancing.

Sunday, 9 October 2011


I found this enlightning and interesting article about cracking joints on, it answered a lot of questions I was doing myself, I really recommend you to read it if you also have this kind of problem:

Since I was a child my knuckles cracked and clicked, even unintentionally! I can crock almost everything in my body: fingers, wrists, elbows, neck, knees, pelvis bones also!!!
My parents always told me it was dangerous and would grow up to cause arthritis, other people  says it's harmless.
The main problem is that often I feel discomfort if I don't crack my joints, like if I couldn't move well untill I "free" and loosen up them and now that I'm a professional dancer this started to bother me a lot!
Every time I crack my legs and feet joints I feel like I'm guilty and I'm condemning myself to be doomed, now I know I could have lax articular capsules and must strenghten them up more ( I dislocated my left shoulder 2 times already ... ).
So the answer is: exercises, exercises and more exercises!