Category Archives: performance

Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

Zap! …I really can’t believe the month is over and this is the last A-Z challenge post! No more daily Nita in your inbox! I love the letter Z. There are a lot of great things I could have written … Continue reading

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X is for Xylophone!

C’mon…raise your hands. How many of you think of this little toy when you hear the word xylophone? Actually, the term xylophone also includes instruments such as the marimba, the semantron and the vibes. BUT (for you purists – I’m talkin’ … Continue reading

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O is for Old MacDonald’s Daughter!

…performing to a little something by Frank Sinatra at Saqra’s Showcase, November 2009 I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday). 

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a De-lovely Dream!

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s delectable, it’s delirious, it’s dilemma, it’s de limit, it’s deluxe, it’s de-lovely! Am I dreaming? Today’s post is brought to you by the letter D! Here are Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes singing “Its De-Lovely” … Continue reading

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C is for the Casino Opera Choreography

I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday).     C is for the Casino Opera Choreography! The inspiration for this particular choreography was Badia Masabni, the … Continue reading

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Moved to tears by the Ural University Choir

Here is something about me that I bet you didn’t know: I love choral music. LOVE it. Did you know about Kathaumixw? Kathaumixw is an International Choral  Festival in Powell River, British  Columbia. Choirs come from all over the world … Continue reading

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Random Thursday & Beni wa Benak

Today is Random Thursday. Since I don’t have any quilting news, I thought I would finally get around to posting this choreography. This is my former dance troupe, Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, performing Beni wa Benak at the Yukon … Continue reading

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Bellydance after Retirement: the beginnings of a plan!

I have been pondering my upcoming retirement and what I want it to look like. Who do I want to be? What do I want to do?   Ironically, it was my illness that gave me the opportunity to examine … Continue reading

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Bellydance/Heavy Metal Fusion: Andrameda’s sword dance

Last week Andra gave permission to upload her sword dance, and I am so happy to present it to you today! I am a very proud dance mama, and it thrills me to pieces to see how far my former … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Casbah Finale (finally!)

One by one, I’m finally getting all of the show cuts up here for your viewing pleasure. 🙂 Visiting this show has really made me miss my troupe. This was one butt-kicking dance troupe, let me tell ya! Talk about … Continue reading

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Baba Mama

I first heard this song at a show in Saint John New Brunswick in late 2000. I was sitting in the audience, having finished both of my performances, all settled in and enjoying the show when this fabulously energetic music … Continue reading

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The Big Band at Fireweed Market

Two weeks ago (June 20th) we played at the Fireweed Market. For your listening pleasure, here we are playing Hay Burner! (if you’re getting this via email, you may need to go directly to the website to view the performance) … Continue reading

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