What do Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali have in common, beyond really awesome names and, yes, making a living interpreting dreams? These two also shared a love of a unique form of entertainment and exercise--belly dancing. And we bet they'd spin in their graves knowing they're missing Boise's second-annual Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show.
After 364 days of pining, dream journaling and fantasizing, director of Starbelly School of Dance Cecilia Rinn is ready to welcome the general public and belly dance enthusiasts alike to Visual Arts Collective on Saturday, Feb. 4, for an Old-World-meets-New-World belly dance extravaganza.
Live music from the Fleet Street Klezmer Band, African drumming group Enjoy, and District 19 Flamenco will accompany special guest Myra Krien from Santa Fe, N.M., for three very different pieces. The program will be a mixed belly dancing bag, encompassing the full-spectrum of this exercise/art form.
If you want to try belly bending for yourself, Krien will also share her talent during weekend workshops. The Saturday and Sunday classes are for beginners looking for a few new moves in time for Valentine's Day, or the experienced belly movers interested in flamenco fusion, tribal fusion, lyrical choreography or oriental combos.
If belly dancing only brings to mind images of iridescent, jingling midriffs and Shakira, it's time you got an education and had some fun watching these talented dancers.