Ever since I was a little girl reading the Bible stories about the Garden of Eden, between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, I used to daydream with that exotic land.
I can say that performing among those two legendary rivers at the cradle of Western civilization was really a dream come true.
What you see on the video above are excerpts from a choreography I created to perform at the Babylon International Festival in 1999. The venue was the Throne Room of Alexander the Great!
Early in the 20th century dancing with the skirt as a dance prop was a huge trend, not only in Flamenco, but also some of the "mothers" of Modern Dance (such as Ruth St.Denis and Loie Fuller) were Skirt Dancers.
I have happily devoted myself for years to research and recover this simple feminine style of dancing and I teach several courses and even a Teacher Training based on Skirt Dancing.