Right after the 2011 Theatrical Bellydance Conference, both of my parents died.
For over a year I had a hard time finding any joy in life or in dance. I won't go into details; I'll just say I was ready to move to another planet.
But then something happened, and my life immediately made sense again. I tear up just thinking of how blessed I am and how much joy this tiny baby has brought, not only to us, her parents, but to every person who's heard about her.
The making of this piece was the happiest creative process I've been through. Make sure you watch the video full-screen and enjoy!
SOPHIA by Blanca and Ondine Dance
Choreography: Blanca, Ayshe, and Elisheva.
Dancers: 6-month pregnant Blanca, Ayshe, Elisheva, Erica Joan, Karen Wahl.
Costuming: Ayshe and Alanah Couture Fan Veils.
Music: "Charents II" by Epiphany Project
Performed at DNA theater, NYC, June 7, 2013