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Another fabulous night at Fullsteam for Undulation Nouveau!! It was packed and the crowd was great! I danced live to the Lost Nomads, to one of my favorites called : “Nomads Reel” composed by Glenn Murphy. I even got to dance with my new Turquoise Wings!! xxx
So last night was my last ‘official’ class with the cast of Arabian Nights. I will really miss them . We started with a brief warm up with everyone, even the guys! Matt was my back up dance teacher. LOL!! They really seem to enjoy the bellydance lessons!! Then we broke up into groups and I worked on the girls dances along with Naji and Daniel playing live music. This was the first time we practiced with live, so we had to work out the dances again. But it came together and the girls did a GREAT job! I am very proud of them and everyones hard work. I got to watch the whole first set of the show last night, and it is going to be fun. They really are a great group of hardworking actors/actresses and I feel so honored to be a part of the team!! A big Thanks to Allison Bergman, the Assistant Director of University Theatre. She is such a nice person and does a great job!! Check out the show: Arabian Nights
So, I decided to do a Video Diary of my experiences from start to finish, starting with getting my hair done at the salon, then the photoshoot and photos afterwards. I had the works done: highlights, lowlights, cut, style and was there for 2 1/2 hours. Shelley is the best ever and made me look gorgeous! Go see her at Slingblades! So afterwards, I came home had some lunch, and starting getting my stuff together. (That is a chore in itself!) I wasted 20 min searching for my the trigger remote and finally found it at the bottom of my camera bag. (Who would have new. LOL) I used 4 costumes this time, which is the most I have ever done. However 2 of them were just of costumes I am selling and need to photograph, so those were quick and painless. I wore my Red Bella, which I have never photographed, only for veil photos. The other costume was a Red Tapestry and coin costume I made a couple years ago. About half way through the photos for the Bella, the battery for my video camera stopped, so I was only able to video tape the beginning, but I did add some final images. (They were edited in Photoshop CS5 using various actions for artistic enhancement. The photoshoot lasted about 1 1/2 hours.
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