Winter has been slow for my dance troupe, but we do have a few new snippets of video up…. check out our Rag Tag Tribal site to see me and Jes dancing in silly short fluffy skirts (costumes by yours truly, with help from Jes) and Ang dancing on New Years….. also, I’m trying to work out a costume tutorial…. any suggestions?

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The Girls From Byakkoya
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I think the flu is officially kicked, and Jes and I rocked out at the Hipnosis hafla. I’m really glad that we chose the song and costumes we did. It was so silly and fun! Eventually I’m sure I’ll post up the video, but till then… I have a few photos of our costumes posted over on flickr, but none really catch the petticoats or the hoods that really upped the cute-ness of our tops. It seems everyone is so serious at these performances, and we really wanted to just laugh and have a good time. What better than a fun song and some silly costumes to make people smile? I’m exhausted but happy, and I hope we brightened a few people’s evening.

Rag Tag at Spring Caravan, photo by Safiradance

Rag Tag at Spring Caravan, photo by Safiradance

Still haven’t gotten the CD with our ‘official’ photos, but a friend Laura made (Karen, aka Safiradance) took a bunch of us while performing. Jes is hiding behind me in this one…. formation, ladies! We’re settling in to practice every thursday which should be great for us… some time to focus on technique and dancing together as a cohesive unit.
It was such a great weekend, but it is nice not to have the pressure of a looming performance for a while.

Purim Palooza! Me, Angie and Val

The tribal dance troupe I’m a part of (Rag Tag Tribal) had our second performance yesterday at “Purim Palooza!” We did two songs, and I felt like I fumbled up quite a bit, but it was still fun. There was a bit of a snafu with the music (we ended up in position, waiting for it to come on for far too long….) but it all turned out ok, and I think our performance was well received. A big thanks to Ariel with the Jewish Graduate Students network for inviting us to perform. More photos and info can be found over on our troupe site.

Angie and I do a duet

Angie and I do a duet