Whew!

Oct. 5th, 2008 07:05 am
jademermaid: (Dreads in Summer)
Other than a couple of show-stopping, teeth-grinding music foulups (Whoever hired that DJ is fired!), the hafla was awesome! I was a bit worried, I admit, since there were a couple of other drumming and dance events going on the same weekend. It turned out that I had a perfect amount of dancers and a bunch of drummers, not to mention the best audience I think I've had in a while! I only got one picture during the show because I was running the music (see above.), but now I know to hand off my camera to someone else earlier.

Here I am after the show, getting the hookah properly smokey. My dreads are getting long! Also, check my bitchin' hat, yo.:




more women sucking hookah pipes here! )

I had a lovely time, and want to thank all of you LJ-ers that came out for the fun! We may do an indoor party of some sort during the winter, I will let you know more when I do.
jademermaid: (Default)
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Lorraine got videos a plenty from the hafla:

Stellaluna: I Cash Radii
-StellaLuna: The Dagger Dance
-Diana's Solo
-Jill's Solo
-Rose's Solo
-Kim Caudell's Solo
-Humaan/Kim-Chee's Solo
-Jawahir This clip is about 6 and a half minutes long because the band played 3 songs. There are some shots of the audience in this one.
-Bodhicitta Unfortunately, their second act was cut short due to technical difficulties (the CD player conked out!).

Thanks, Lorraine!
jademermaid: (Hips O' Doom!)
Performers:

Stellaluna
Jawahir
Ed and Wade from Love Drums
Bodhicitta
Kim Caudell
Humaan (Kim-Chee!)
Allison
Sabrina

Please support the venue!

jademermaid: (Bugs bellydance)


As always, email jademermaid@charter.net if you would like to perform. Remember, our audience is accepting and friendly. We ALWAYS need more dancers and performers!

We'd love to see you at the StellaLuna hafla on Saturday, August 18th, 7:00 PM at Krooners!

Krooners is located at:
220 E. High St. Lebanon, TN 37087
Tel: (615) 444-6650

map: http://tinyurl.com/274fxa


http://www.krooners.com

There will be performances as well as open dance time, drumming and music. I have invited a local henna artist to come this month as well. Krooners has a Cajun restaurant inside that is very authentic and yummy, so come enjoy some shrimp gumbo or crawfish with us! Average entree cost is 5.00.

Kids welcome, just keep an eye on them. Parking is scarce, but there is a strip mall across the street with lots of parking.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Any questions? Just ask--I want to make this fun for everyone!

-- Jill

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Hafla!

Apr. 1st, 2007 07:50 am
jademermaid: (Me tribal)
Our first hafla at the new place went perfectly! It's so nice to have more room to dance--though I quickly realized that dancers expand to fit the space they are in, much like fish! We had a lot more dancers on the floor at one time!

I introduced Jawahir wrong (again, sorry about that!), Mishka's bra came loose in the back (but it was pinned so it didn't come off), and I kept forgetting things I'd promised people I'd play.

But--the show went well, we didn't miss a cue, everyone danced well and played music well and had a great time, and we even made lots of new friends! The only bad thing was that [livejournal.com profile] gypsy_raihana and I were crampy and bloated, but after a while of moving around I actually felt better. I did the song I'd picked originally, one that I'd considered changing because I wasn't sure how iI was going to feel, and it required a lot of belly work. I didn't hit the cues I wanted to hit, but it went okay.

We had a great crowd, lots of cool people! [livejournal.com profile] maysun67 and [livejournal.com profile] madrun didn't show up for some reason though---this bummed me out a bit, I hope they come to the next one.

Patio, the manager, was thrilled with us and was all about having us there every month, which is fine with me, at least while the weather is warm.

We are looking at April 28th as the next date. Check your calendars!

(It looks like there may not be a hafla in May, because of the Onca workshop in Murfreesboro.)



jademermaid: (Bugs bellydance)


We've got a new place to dance, with more room and beer!

As always, email jademermaid@charter.net if you would like to perform. Remember, our audience is always accepting and friendly.

We'd love to see you at the StellaLuna hafla on March 31st, 7:00 PM at Krooners!

Krooners is located at:
220 E. High St. Lebanon, TN 37087
Tel: (615) 444-6650

http://www.krooners.com

There will be performances as well as open dance time, drumming and music. Krooners has a cajun restaurant inside that is very authentic and yummy, so come enjoy some shrimp gumbo or crawfish with us! Average entree cost is 5.00. I especially enjoyed the muffalatta!

Kids welcome, just keep an eye on them. Parking is scarce, but there is a strip mall across the street with lots of parking.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Any questions? Just ask--I want to make this fun for everyone!
jademermaid: (Mermaid thinking)
While hanging out and socializing at the hafla, I mentioned to my friend Melissa that I've been toying with the idea of themed haflas every couple of months for fun. She mentioned that she and her work friends were dressing up in Rocky Horror characters for work, and that she'd wanted to do the time warp, but she didn't get her Magenta costume done in time. I really like the idea of doing this for next October, and like this one, early enough not to conflict with other Halloween parties.

Of course a couple of the ladies haven't seen or appreciated Rocky horror, so now I have to have a Rocky Horror viewing party so we can have a crash course in alien Transylvanians. There must be drinking and lots of throwing of toast and rice. It may end up being a party of it's own down at the coffeehouse on a rented big screen--which I think is funny--the party to introduce virgins to RHPS so that they can dress and dance at the hafla later in the year.

Anyway, the other themes I want to do are a pirate hafla in September (arrr!) and a hula or hippie hafla sometime in the summer, so that [livejournal.com profile] gypsy_raihana can finally dance to Green Tamborine!

a couple of other options that have been floating around in my brain:

80's hafla
Heavy metal hafla

Now, these wouldn't be every hafla, they might be every other one, or just a few times a year, because I don't want it to get too far away from the lovely thing we have going on now.

I guess what I need is feedback, especially from local people. If you had enough notice (I'm thinking of sending out a calandar with the months but not the dates of upcoming haflas) would you participate in most of these? I know that I am up for any excuse to dress like a freak and perform, but what about you guys? Would you put on tie dye or coconut shells in the name of a good time?
jademermaid: (Lilo Dance)
The hafla went well, even better than I could have hoped, and Rose did come by and sit for a while. I hardly got to see her, so many people came by and talked to her. Thanks for that.

I did the song that I had been a little worried about, but I just had fun with it and did a little silly flirting, which is always fun. I made one big guy turn his head and blush like mad, and I had to try and get through the rest of the song without cracking up!

The group dance went pretty well, I think I did the worst out of everyone, but I always think that. [livejournal.com profile] thespisis was kind enough to take a video of us, and I've decided that I hate the way I look on video, short and squatty. What's up with that?



Here is [livejournal.com profile] twistedtulip's daughter Shareeda dancing her first solo at the last hafla. She is really amazing, I'm so proud of her for working so hard!



..and [livejournal.com profile] spiritualrose23 and [livejournal.com profile] gentledaddy came by! That was so cool! I hope they come and visit us again!

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