Archive for August, 2013

The Clapsaddles Presents Lost in the Funhouse Variety Show TONIGHT

The Clapsaddles Presents Lost in the Funhouse Variety Show TONIGHT

Variety show tonight in Detroit. I will be performing a fusion solo unlike anything I’ve done in Michigan for the past few years. Oh and not to mention Unveiled Bellydance (Ann Arbor) will bring everything from sci-fi to Disney recreations to knock your socks off. LIVE music, fire, lights, lotsa noise, and a full bar. Can’t see how this could be a bad time. Big Thanks to the The Clapsaddles for working their butts off to make this happen!

Kendra Ray’s performance cancelled at Suraya at Regency Manor August 31st, 2013

Attention! Due to scheduling changes I will NOT be performing at Suraya at Regency Manor tomorrow night, August 31st.

Canadian Government to Charge International Touring Artists $425 per Band Member per Performance in Canada, Previously A 1 Time $150 Fee

Canadian Government to Charge International Touring Artists $425 per Band Member per Performance in Canada, Previously A 1 Time $150 Fee

This really affects performers who sometimes don’t even receive enough compensation to cover the fees – so they would end up having to pay to play in Canada. It’s enough to deter some artists from crossing the border…

Camille Paglia: Miley, Go Back to School

The concepts of this article apply to bellydance and other performance art. “Sex isn’t just exposed flesh and crude gestures.The greatest performers… know how to use suggestion and mystery to project the magic of sexual allure. Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/27/pops-drop-from-madonna-to-miley/#ixzz2dIfWMxQO

Ideas

“Disgusting!” “Raunchy!” “Desperate!” So went the scathing reviews that poured in after once wholesome Disney star Miley Cyrus’ recent bizarre performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Bopping up and down the catwalk in hair-twist devil’s horns and a flesh-colored latex bikini, Cyrus lewdly wagged her tongue, tickled her crotch with a foam finger, shook her buttocks in the air and spanked a 6-ft. 7-in. black burlesque queen.

Most of the media backlash focused on Cyrus’ crass opportunism, which stole the show from Lady Gaga, normally no slouch in the foot-stamping look-at-me department. But the real scandal was how atrocious Cyrus’ performance was in artistic terms. She was clumsy, flat-footed and cringingly unsexy, an effect heightened by her manic grin.

How could American pop have gotten this bad? Sex has been a crucial component of the entertainment industry since the seductive vamps of silent film and the bawdy big…

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Working with 2010 Silver Medalists, Meryl Davis and Charlie White

After working with these amazing ice dancers/skaters for the past couple of months here is the first published article describing what we’ve been up to. I feel honored to be able to use the cultural knowledge I’ve gained as way to aid in the development of Olympian athletes – it’s an opportunity to show the masses there is more to a “bellydancer” than what meets the eye 🙂 http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2013/08/27/58610472

Tonight’s Show Cancelled

and… My show at Adonis in Dearborn tonight has been cancelled. My apologies to those of you who you made plans to come out – I appreciate the support.

Yea that bellydance thing I do… Here’s where you can see it this month in case you are interested!

Yea that bellydance thing I do… Here’s where you can see it this month in case you are interested!
Aug 17th: Show with the house band at 11:30pm at Adonis Dearborn
Aug 22nd: Basic Performance 6-wk class session begins at 6pm at Fab Music School
Aug 24th: Gibraltar Wellness Expo benefiting the Goodfellows of Gibraltar
Aug 30th: The Clapsaddles Presents Lost in the Funhouse Variety Show at Tangent Gallery
Aug 31st: Show with the house band just after midnight at Suraya At Regency Manor

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