Category Archives: Rockin’ the Casbah

All about the Bellydance and Big Band show that took place March 19th, 2011 at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Khaleegi – another video downloaded!

It’s taking me awhile (what an understatement!) but one by one I’m getting these dances onto the website for the enjoyment of all.  Look under the “Galleria” tab to see them all! Here is the women’s Gulf dance that I choreographed for the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Baladi

Rockin’ the Casbah, Act II: After Hours. A waitress (me!) is inspired to dance on the empty stage. March 19, 2011. Enjoy!

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Dust & Feathers

This is a Cane dance done with feather dusters & a serving tray – part of the Act II Tableau in Rockin’ the Casbah last March. This is my favourite dance! Valery & Amber made the feather dusters. I sewed … Continue reading

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Perhaps…the movie!

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Habibity – the movie!

Habibity, the video! Choreographed by “yours truely” and performed by our very fabulous Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble at the Yukon Arts Centre last April!! Choreographer’s notes about Habibity are on this blog post.

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At Last – the video!

I finally purchased software that would allow me to cut pieces out of our show DVDs. I would love to be able so share some of my work! Here, at last, is At Last. Please read all about it here. This … Continue reading

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Rockin the Casbah Notes: Raqs Bedaya

If you’ve been reading my casbah notes, you’ll have noticed right away that this was a really fun show. Everything about it was fun. Including this dance.  And there is a story behind this dance (of course!). As you may … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Casbah Note: Old MacDonald!

One Monday night in early Fall 2009, I walked into the Porter Creek Secondary School bandroom for Big Band practice and Rebekah had a cd playing. Frank Sinatra, ol’ Blue Eyes. I just love Frank! Anyway, here comes a tune I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Some things just beg for a caption!

  This is Fawn and Kim (with Saba) in Dream a Little Dream of Me. I should have called it “I put a spell on you!’ Too funny! Leave a comment with  YOUR caption ideas!

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Rockin’ the Casbah Notes: At Last

With every show I produce, I set myself a personal challenge. In Eshta it was to perform with the sword. In Under a Cairo Moon it was to choreograph a full original Raqs Sharqi. With this show, it was the … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Casbah Notes: Soloists/Coreen

Coreen started her bellydance life as a gym rat who wanted a new ab workout (her words, lol!)So (several years ago) she and a friend signed up for their first dance classes as brand new beginners. They thought it would be … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Casbah Notes: Soloist/Nat

Nat did a fabulously fun dance to a fabulously fun piece of music called “Chicky”. I was so excited for Nat because she was so excited (her excitement is contagious! Stay away if you don’t want to catch it!) She also … Continue reading

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