Category: Dark Fusion Dance

Review of Visions: A Night of Dark & Theatrical Belly Dance (DVD)

Intrigue, mystery, and intensity: this is the essence of dark fusion dance, and Lumen Obscura Productions’ Visions DVD delivers eleven riveting dark fusion performances packed with theatrical drama, ritual elements, ethereal atmospheres, and compelling artistry. In addition to the range of belly dance styles featured in this DVD – tribal fusion, American Tribal Style, American

New site: Shrine of Skaði – Dark Fusion Ritual Dance

I am pleased to announce the new website for Shrine of Skaði, my dark fusion ritual dance project. The site – like the project itself – is a personal devotional work in honour of the goddess of Northern mythology Who is closest to my heart, and it is being made public in Her service, as

Shrine of Skaði – improv dance video

Today, for the first time, I posted a short improvisational video clip from my Shrine of Skaði dance practice to the Facebook page associated with this blog.  Since I’m not a performer – and in fact am an extreme introvert who has never enjoyed drawing attention to herself – it took quite awhile before I

Dark Fusion Dance Inspiration, Volume I

This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be making in which I link to some of my all-time favourite performances in dark fusion or gothic bellydance.  This list will be limited to the performances I love so much that I watch them over and over again, drinking in every nuance of the

Dark Fusion Belly Dance: My story

“Martha Graham said, ‘A dancer is not great because of her technique.  A dancer is great because of her passion.’  Dancing lifts and carries me away to a place where my soul is free.  Belly dancing is one of those dances that calls to your soul.  When you answer its call, healing begins.  The movements

Dark Fusion Dance

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” ~Martha Graham “Belly dance is my prayer, my religion, my sensuality, sexuality and power all rolled into one.  Belly dance is healing, cathartic, and as necessary as breathing.  Like Zorba the Greek, who cannot talk about the death of his toddler son, but can only dance in