35 Hazelton Ave. Yorkville, Toronto
$45 at the door
Tickets online at eventbrite: Jazz and Dance Improvisations
On Feb.13, 2015, I had the wonderful experience of performing a taqsim improvisation. The musical piece was an older Egyptian style played on the Kanun by Dr. George Sawa and interpreted by me through dance and movement. In this video different modes of emotions were exhibited by me as I was really trying to express the feelings from the musical piece played by Dr. George Sawa.
Click on link for Taqsim Improvisation performance on you tube
On Dec. 17, 2014 I performed at the St. Clair West Senior Services Christmas Party. It was my first time performing for an older audience, and the guests were so excited. A lot of the them wanted to participate and dance. Here’s the video of the show, and I am so happy to share it with you. Happy Holidays!
After performing and observing bellydance for so many years, I have finally to come to the conclusion, that I can contribute more creative aspects to the art form, and that I have to approach the dance from a different perspective.
In my last 3 videos which were recorded in nature, the energy from the outdoors was much different than performing in a stage setting.
I have added different elements to my performances which birthed new and creative ideas on presenting my work as a Bellydance artist. I accept that I am not a conformist or a follower. The creative process of this project was exhilarating, and I’m really glad that I am able to share it with you.
Chemagne Bellydancing to Bob’s Ruglass’ Memories of Afrika!
I love Daytime Toronto! It was so much fun to be on a show with really great guests, a fantastic TV crew and the host Glenn Dixon. I had an opportunity to promote my new instructional video and do a short performance. Glenn was a real sport doing some bellydance moves with me.
I received the email that Daytime Toronto would like to bring me on the show. I was so humbled and thrilled. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect on the day of the show. I was a bit nervous as I thought it was a live taping. But everything turned out fabulous! Val Cole was a really great host, lots of energy, and a very upbeat personality! I had a really great time showing her some moves. She got the hip circle right after a few minutes.
Belly Dance is very beautiful, but also can be complex. Sometimes students get discouraged because their body is not “fluid” or “graceful”. Of course, as a rule women are naturally more flexible and fluid. However, being a fluid Belly Dancer does still take time. You have to remember that we have a fast paced, rigorous, lifestyle that does not encourage slowing down or “me” time. Nor does it encourage women to be soft. Because of some of the stresses in life; we have to be hard to get through it. Being fluid is not just about getting the body to be soft and flexible, it is a mindset. You have to slow your mind down. One way is to imagine that you’re relaxing in the warm Ocean as the waves sway your body back and forth. Breathe long and deep, and believe that the essence and magic of the waves of the Ocean are running through your body. It may sound “yoga-ish,” but it is true. Forgive yourself! Being fluid is really about slowing down and feeling the wave within. So don’t feel bad if you’re not fluid right away. Through Belly Dance, you will find your true womanly nature again, which is soft, fluid and graceful.