Friday, 22 March 2013

Happy birthday, William Shatner



Everyone's favourite interpreter of Pulp's oeuvre, William Shatner, is 82 today. The dancer in this pic is the lovely Tanya Lemani. Apparently she and Bill have been snapped during a flexibility contest (either Bill won or he's kicked his boot off [look under the table]).

Did you know that in the original Halloween, killer Michael Myers wears a Captain Kirk mask that's been painted white? TRUE FACT.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Shimmy by the Sea this weekend!

Yes, possums, I live! I am still super jet lagged, but after a three-week holiday from the internet and dancing it will be good to get back into it at Shimmy by the Sea in Hastings this weekend. Or perhaps it will just be agonising and exhausting.

Jilly is obviously very excited about the chance to both hang out near her own environment and eat meet up with friends old and new. (She was a bit disappointed that we weren't going to Shimmy in the Sea, but when I tried to book her in for that it had been cancelled due to tsunami risk or something.) Don't tell her I said so, but I think she could really do with the exercise. Here's a photo taken of her at Te Papa (New Zealand's national museum) while we were on holiday:



That is one run-down looking squid, no? It'll be good to see her back to her usual violent orange complexion.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Happy birthday, Samia Gamal


Were she still alive, Zaynab Ibrahim Mafuz (Samia Gamal) would be 89 years old today. Here's an odd but beautiful clip in which Samia imagines herself dancing with Tahia Carioca:



Here's a rare colour clip from an old episode of Ali Baba: