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08 August 2006 @ 07:52 pm
New community specifically for selling or trading bellydance items!
http://community.livejournal.com/bd_market/
 
 
23 February 2006 @ 10:22 am
Moving like the wind
Undulating like the sea
Dancing like the earth
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
03 February 2006 @ 12:41 am
The heart merges in rhythm with a drum
A curtain parts, another falls, shimmering
Revealing the soul to the world
Hiding the world from the soul
In glimpses, unaware, they meet
Both undulating in tune
Because they are lost to one another



It's something. Quick, but still. I'd hate to see this community die.
 
 
02 February 2006 @ 12:41 pm
I'm putting this community on hiatus as far as new prompts are concerned.

There has been such little turn out that I'm wondering if I should continue or not. There are 18 members and 24 watching, yet only 3 people participating. And only one [rivierajenn] consistently.

I posted a suggestions entry asking for people to give input as to what can make you want to post or make the community better...and got little input.

What I am going to do is hold off on new prompts and let people catch up on the older ones.

If you don't think you'll be participating in creative_bd than please let me know.

Until then feel free to give any suggestions or post to any prompts!
 
 
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
 
 
25 January 2006 @ 10:08 pm
Drum beat, building, building, heart in the sand,
Thump, thump, the sun is rising, hot and blazing
The yip, the call
The sisterhood, the strength
My muscles flexing, flesh and bone, stretching, becoming
Follow the beat, deep inside, echoing in my ribcage, rumbling in my ventricles
Bursting, laughing, bubbling, breaking the straps and carefully tied ribbons
The sun is bursting over the horizon while the moon rises in the west, silver-moth-gold and full
Flaring like hot gold, Pharoah gold, gypsy gold with red glass stones
Primal goddess, first children, circling in the sands with the serpents
Aphrodite, Venus, Nuit, Isis, Inanna, singing soundless soaring white light
Spreading wings
White sky-wings
Women with wings
Dancing women with wings

(When I was little, maybe seven, I saw a women's choir perform with African instruments. One of their pieces involved the choir with a canter, a strong black woman, saying, 'WE ARE WOMEN, WOMEN WITH WINGS! WE FLY TOGETHER, WE CRY TOGETHER, WE DIE TOGETHER!' It made the BIGGEST impact on me. Religiously/metaphysically speaking, I'm water-based, but 'women with wings' is a very sacred concept to me. So, this it: improv with heavy drum beat, being my favourite :)
 
 
 
25 January 2006 @ 06:51 pm

January 25 to February 1
Prompt Seven: Creatively write about your emotions when dancing. How does it make you feel, what feelings rush though your body as you dance?

Please remember to respond to the prompt in a new entry [with the prompt number in there somewhere], that way everyone's work and contributions can be seen and not lost in all the comments and such. Thank you!

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Current Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
18 January 2006 @ 05:46 pm

Jaunary  18 to January 25
Prompt Six: (Quote)

1. "[The] dance is a poem of which each movement is a word." -Mata Hari

OR

2. "Dance is the hidden language of the soul."  -Martha Graham

Please remember to respond to the prompt in a new entry [with the prompt number in there somewhere], that way everyone's work and contributions can be seen and not lost in all the comments and such. Thank you!

 

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Current Mood: contentcontent
 
 
The dancer emerged from the mysterious backstage obscurity that entrances an audience, hoping to glimpse the forbidden world behind the curtain. On the street she would have been no beauty with her dark, exaggerated features. But the shimmer of soft light and sequins loaned her a radiance, and grace she already possessed in abundance. The crowd’s emotions undulated along with her torso. Some, hypnotized by the combination of heady spices and sinuous arms, swayed to the music with glazed expressions. A few women stiffened and sniffed, refusing to meet her eyes. All lost themselves in a dance that forced them to look inward.



X posted (slightly modified version) to 100Words.net.
 
 
12 January 2006 @ 08:10 pm
Aphrodite sings
I smile until my heart breaks
In love with the world.

(After a performance...I'm so happy that the world sings with joy. I had a veils dance to perform tonight, and I loved it :)

~Perizada
 
 
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
 
 
11 January 2006 @ 07:29 pm

Jaunary 11 to January 18
Prompt Five: Use these four words in a creative way: undulation, shimmer, glimpse, lost
Feel free to change the tensing  [example undulation- undulate, undulated, undulating] 

Please remember to respond to the prompt in a new entry [with the prompt number in there somewhere], that way everyone's work and contributions can be seen and not lost in all the comments and such. Thank you!

 

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Current Mood: complacentcomplacent