ok, i’m going to go ahead and make this official, put it out in public and see what happens….
i’m looking for dancers for a project. it’s a big project. it involves a lot of travel.
so, i’m looking for dancers with several years’ experience in oriental/american tribal/folkloric dance traditions (bellydance in many flavors, flamenco, indian, polynesian and suchlike), who really, really want to perform, really want to share their stuff with new people, aren’t afraid of fusion in dance and music and don’t have too many ties that keep them in one place (family, mortgage, high-powered career track, etc) and are mature enough to handle interpersonal relations for an extended period of time. yeah, that should narrow it down quite a bit :)
the short version: amazing dancers that want to run away with the circus, only it’s not really a circus.
other requirements: must have a grand sense of humor (this is a celebration), and be willing to roll up your sleeves and work hard.
so, if you are, or if you know of such people, i’d like to chat with them. soon.
please get in touch (i’m easy to find) or just comment here…
below is a draft of the “mission statement” for the performance; if you’d like to come on this journey with me, you’ll be performing with something like this in mind…
Celebrating a Universe of Jewels
Each of us is a unique and precious individual – a jewel. Ratana recognizes that we live in a universe of jewels, and celebrate you all.
At the dawn of the 21st century, as technology brings the most remote corners of the world together, we live in an age of clashing and melding cultures. Cultures do not come together without friction and conflict, but we all share fundamental experiences ? we are all born, grow and learn ? and sometimes, we all celebrate. Ratana brings dance from around the world to challenge and grow together and to honor you, the audience that has come to share in our celebration and support our work.
With the first person to bang on a hollow log and the first person to move to that rhythm, humans joined an eternal dance. Since then, we have embraced and imbued dance with meaning, taking it beyond the rhythms of nature and creating personal expression. Ratana embraces these thousands of years of dance, from a myriad of cultures, in our expression of joy and celebration.
Thank you for sharing our dream.
Be inspired. Be yourself. Be amazing. Dance.