Museum Quality Intensive in Indianapolis last weekend, still recovering from the satisfied exhaustion of a great workshop weekend, my brain has kicked off into high-gear about new projects for 2013.
First off, we are coming up on the 10 year anniversary of The Gothic Bellydance Resource. The site has been in major need of a complete overhaul and update for quite some time, and it's finally going to get it. All new content, new features, videos, galleries, and links - and if you're a dancer, artisan, or event producer who specializes in the darker styles of bellydance - stay tuned for how you can get involved and get featured on the website.
Next: a new dance intensive from me, which is designed to be the most complete and extensive learning experience for Gothic/Ritual/Dark Fusion bellydance anywhere: Possessing The Dark: Spirit, Body, & Mind. 20+ hours over 3 days which will lead dancers through the complete process of truly mastering darker styles of bellydance. As I have said many times before, it's not just about the make-up costuming, and it's not just about the movements and music, and it's not just about telling a dramatic story - it is the successful combination of all of these elements channeled with introspective energy that makes this beautiful art-form so mesmerizing, captivating, and powerful.
And then, to top it all off with awesomeness, the intensive will also be made into a 3 DVD set (estimated to be 9-12 hours of material) + a compilation CD of music. Now, it won't be the same experience as the intensive, as there are many exercises that do not translate into DVD effectively nor does anything surpass a one-on-one live instructional situation, but it will be the most comprehensive collection of instruction on the subject available on DVD. More details on the DVD Project to come in February/March!
So that's a bit of what's in store!