Have you ever wished you could peek into the iPods of famous bellydancers? I have – so I thought I’d ask a few…
Anasma is the co-founder and co-director of the New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference, director of World Citizen Dance and an incredibly versatile all-around artist! Her performances tap into her background in ethnic dances, yoga, martial arts and acting, often creating a clear character and storyline told through dance. Her wild creativity, free spirit and adventurous nature really makes me want to know what’s on her practice and teaching playlist!
Anasma says: Here are some of the songs I love to drill to. I use them for fusion and experimental purposes. I work not only with popping, bellydance, modern, theater fusion, but also on well-being. Have fun! Choose inspiring music to make you move and enter a trancey state – simply dance where your soul and body take you.
“Just The Way You Are” by Boyce Avenue I just love the lyrics. It carries people in a realm of self acceptance and pleasure of dancing as they are, without self judgement.
“Aquarium” by Nozaj Thing A watery, liquid, floaty atmosphere that inspired waving techniques.
Have you ever wished you could peek into the iPods of well-known bellydance instructors? Well, I have – and thought I’d ask a few!
Our first guest drill list comes from Aubre Hill, a performer and instructor based in Los Angeles, CA. She is also the director of the LuminaDance Co. and Qabila Folkdance Co. Aubre is a very versatile dancer so I suspected she’d have some interesting and eclectic music to inspire her classes – and she sure does. Get ready for some adventurous listening and drilling!
Aubre says: “I use a wide range of different types of music so this mini drill set is specifically gypsy focuses for musicality push, dynamic drills & sheer energetic fun.”