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by anandaconda
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: Invent a Rite of Passage?
Replies: 78
Views: 11975

Re: Invent a Rite of Passage?

Ear, there's actually a very relevant idea behind your rite. We are such inductive creatures. As David Hume would say, just because bread was nourishing to me in the past does not guarantee that it will always be nourishing to me in the future. Just because I dated a total asshole in the past does n...
by anandaconda
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: Invent a Rite of Passage?
Replies: 78
Views: 11975

Re: Invent a Rite of Passage?

Mine? Thanks-- ananda is Sanskrit for "sheer bliss" or something close to that. And snakes are such transformative creatures. Call them good, call them evil-- but they're always changing. I spent a little bit of time working with a shaman in the Amazon jungle the year I turned 30, and there were som...
by anandaconda
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: Invent a Rite of Passage?
Replies: 78
Views: 11975

Re: Invent a Rite of Passage?

Wow. I take a little time off of the interwebs for traveling & slogging through a workload to make Atlas shrug, and I come back to a thread of pure magic! Milestone birthdays, new adopted families, arcane military regs, artillery porn, and tattoos . . . remind me to play MadLibs with you guys someti...
by anandaconda
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: 20' Fiberglass Aerial Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: 20' Fiberglass Aerial Rig

I couldn't get to the link, but I've seen some footage of the Alchemy burns the last few years-- I always have a big work deployment that weekend and have to miss it. Never fails. Ah, well. Something has to pay the bills. I was really pleased to read some more about the CORE and Firebirds projects i...
by anandaconda
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: American Tribal Bellydance Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: American Tribal Bellydance Parade

Solito-- We will make your camp a stop on our parade! Can't wait to meet you and check out the Hookah Lounge. My husband is fluent in Spanish, so he'll definitely take you on. I . . . tend to pop out with completely off-the-wall phrases when he least expects it. Like when we were moving our dining r...
by anandaconda
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: Invent a Rite of Passage?
Replies: 78
Views: 11975

Re: Invent a Rite of Passage?

Swimming? I was raised in Hawai'i, so lessons were required; my mother says I turned out this way because she held me underwater too long while teaching me to swim. Hm. Looks like that's a rather traumatic ROP all around. So kind of you to certify folks on the playa, Trishntek! Heh. I agree, Ugly Do...
by anandaconda
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: American Tribal Bellydance Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: American Tribal Bellydance Parade

Ah, Solito! That's music to our ears!! We will make your camp a stop on our parade, and relish having another dumbek around!! I love classical Indian music.

Espanol? Entiendo mucho, pero hablo un poqito.
by anandaconda
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: Invent a Rite of Passage?
Replies: 78
Views: 11975

Invent a Rite of Passage?

Is there a rite of passage that you wish you'd had? A rite of passage that you're planning to create on the playa this year?
by anandaconda
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: American Tribal Bellydance Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: American Tribal Bellydance Parade

Yay, Tasha!! I would LOVE to dance out on the playa with you. Pack your zills! :o Are you in London? Where are you studying tribal fusion? My primary teacher in Atlanta, Zi'ah Ali of Awalim Dance Company, took a tour of England & Scotland a few years ago, teaching all over the place, including Triba...
by anandaconda
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: American Tribal Bellydance Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Also? Aziza Nawal will be teaching an Art of Bellydance class on Wednesday at 4! Here's her description-- The art of belly dance, aka Raks Sharqi or Middle Eastern Dance, has its roots in the ancient eastern world and has continued to thrive not only in its birthplace but in the west and beyond. Gyp...
by anandaconda
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: 20' Fiberglass Aerial Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Hi, Age! We have two trucks/trailers heading west, one from Atlanta & one from Greenville, SC, so I think we should be covered. If anything changes, though, I will surely let you know. Thank you! CORE effigy-- is that another name for Charlie Smith's Firebirds? Also? I'm happy to share what skills I...
by anandaconda
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: American Tribal Bellydance Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Excellent!! I found bellydance (and ATS by extension) sort of by accident, and it has brought me so much joy over the years. I had so much fun a few years ago at the Tango'd Up in Blues camp, surely because I love dancing so much. It was a treat to hear different types of music and learn different s...
by anandaconda
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: 20' Fiberglass Aerial Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

60' arborist rig? Hellz yeah!!! :D We've submitted a theme camp application, so I hope to be able to post our location in the next few weeks. If that doesn't work out, then I will definitely register at Playa Info. I haven't published another class time, but if you let me know one that might work fo...
by anandaconda
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: 20' Fiberglass Aerial Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

20' Fiberglass Aerial Rig

Camp Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves is hauling a 20' fiberglass pyramid rig all the way from Atlanta, GA for our camp entrance. Most of us work on the single point lyra, so we'll have one of those rigged for most of the week. Walk by and someone might holler at ya' from the heights. :D I know finding ...
by anandaconda
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: American Tribal Bellydance Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

American Tribal Bellydance Parade

Hello! Camp Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves is throwing an ATS parade on Friday starting at 6:30. With six lovely bellydancers in our camp, we're sort of our own parade, but we'd LOVE to have others join us! If you're not familiar with American Tribal Style Bellydance, it's an improvised style of dance t...
by anandaconda
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Aerialist Seeks Rig
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

I heard from Benenergy-- he'll be at Destiny Lounge, 3:00 and Esplanade with some aerialist friends. He says to stop by during the day for circus play and lemonade!

I will definitely be stoppping by! :D
by anandaconda
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: The Black Rock Roller Disco WILL be there in 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5069

FUNK yeah!
by anandaconda
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Aerialist Seeks Rig
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Mexcellent, Trystan! I'll keep an eyeball out for you! You might also like to try my lyra-- I can't seem to get down from the thing! My addiction's gotten so bad that I haul my coffee up there when I wake up on the weekends! :D
by anandaconda
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
Replies: 72
Views: 20032

Wow. This is really, really awesome. (And I mean that in the original sense of the word.) I had planned to stop by for a homebrew sampling, but this kind of cinches things for me! What a precious and meaningful thing to do! Sounds like we'll be neighbors at any rate-- I'll be with PEX at 8 o'clock a...
by anandaconda
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Aerialist Seeks Rig
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Hi, InsertAdjectiveHere! (Believe me-- I'm thinking of a few! :)) I was contacted by Benenergy who would love to have folks rig in the geodesic dome his camp is putting up-- he was specifically interested in whether I had white silks that they could project off of while an aerialist was up there (I ...
by anandaconda
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Tango and Blues Dance Camp - "Tangoed up in Blues"
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

Super! I can't wait to find my way for a dancing visit!
by anandaconda
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Tango Evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Sweet! I'm going to keep a lookout for the Tango (R)evolution! My husband and I are renewing our wedding vows at some point, and it would be wonderful to have our first dance be a tango (again!). :D
by anandaconda
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Aerialist Seeks Rig
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Thanks for the suggestions! :wink:

Me ke aloha pumehana,
Anandaconda
by anandaconda
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Aerialist Seeks Rig
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Aerialist Seeks Rig

I'm bringing my lyra to the playa for a gig at Center Camp, and could be persuaded to bring my trapeze as well if there's a chance to rig them outside of the performance area. Anyone know of a camp that's planning to have a rig or circus playtime this year? I'd love to swap knowledge and help anyone...
by anandaconda
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Swing Dancing at BRC 2009 (BRCLX09)
Replies: 11
Views: 5310

I'd be totally down for any kind of swing, tango, salsa, cha-cha, quickstep . . . I can help with some teaching (I'm not a spectacular dancer, but I' pretty good with beginner instructions).
by anandaconda
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Dance Floor for Tango Dancing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

As someone who was on a ballroom team in college, and whose first dance at her wedding was an Argentine Tango, I would LOVE to participate in a tango event. I'm going to cross my toes (and my heels!) that a space can be found!

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