Friday, 23 December 2011

The last post (for the year)

It's been a long, strange year hasn't it? Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful end to 2011 and a great start to 2012.

Playing us out, here's the Mirage Belly Dancers of Rochester, Michigan in a 2008 "hula-esque" performance. [EDIT in response to Tamsin's comment below: This dance is to hula what Julie Newmar's dancing is to belly dance.] This is to Bing Crosby's Mele Kalikimaka (there are no prizes for guessing what that translates to, sorry). It's the song I SHOULD have learnt a hula to at the Fantasia this year, but alas didn't. So this goes out with an extra serving of "aloha!" to Tamsin at Hawaiian Hula UK and to my dear friend Rachel, with whom I'm spending Christmas Eve and who knows all the words to this song by heart. And does a damn good version of it after a few festive sherries, too.

Joy and peace to all you occidental, accidental and oriental dancers out there! x


  1. Merry Christmas, Raqasa and Jilly! Hope you have a good one!

  2. Hmm. Comment got eaten. Aww! Hau'oli Makahiki hou to you! Have a groovy one *<:o)

    ...cannot resist adding caveat to your readers not to assume this is actual hula ;). Apart from the random footwork, most of the gestures have nothing to do with the lyrics, and others are thisclose to making sense but are executed oddly so the meaning is obscured. Highly weird. Also, if you're making it up anyway, could no-one think of a move for "verdant" or "stars"? :)

    Roll on 2012...