Wednesday, 29 May 2013

That look U get...

...when U stumble across a selfie of a girl wearing two coin scarves (and nothing else!), and even worse than that it's captioned "I have the body to be a belly dancer", and even worse than that it's tagged 'skinnymini' and 'skinny':

(I've not linked directly to the offender's blog because...well. There's enough sadness in the world already. Found via A Little Song & Dance and This is Not Bellydance, and with love and apologies to Glitter Hips.)

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Uru Tribe at Tribal Fest 2013

This piece of history is the first-ever all-male performance at Tribal Fest.

Quoth an understandably breathless Steven Eggers, the Most Beautiful Boy in BellydanceTM:

...most of us met for the first time that week and many learned the choreography that week and we only actually ran it through with ALL the guys the day before. Considering all that I think it went well :)

:) indeed!

The Uru Tribe is: Paige Lawrence, Adrian Junez, Sasha Khetarpal-Vasser, Brian Pacheco, Eric Salazar, Leon Mancilla, Mark Bissell, Lorenso Silva, Frank Farinaro and Steven Eggers.

Choreography by Steven Eggers and Frank Farinaro.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Just to prove to all of y'all that I actually am a real person AND actually a woman AND actually a dancer -- and not some weirdy little dude called Dale who has limited contact with the outside world and a strange, some might say unnatural, relationship with his mother -- here is a photo of me 'dancing' at Hafla on the Hill in Camden last Thursday.

The best thing about the whole performance was my nail varnish, which isn't done justice in this pic. I was very proud of it: layered black and gold glitter over lizard green, so as to match my bedlah and skirt. The worst thing was the woman in the front row who yawned conspicuously when I started and didn't cover her mouth. Rude.

Who knows what's happening with my hands here? Not me. On the plus side, at least they're not flopping around like landed fish.

[Pic by Yara Photography and uploaded without permission (but then, no one asked me if I wanted it slapped all over Facebook and tagged with my real name either. Fair's fair!).]

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Photo du jour: Star of Pinterest

With 43 repins and 13 likes, this publicity still of Dolores del Rio in the 1928 film Revenge is by far the most popular image Jilly has ever tacked on Pinterest.

Hint, hint people!

Friday, 10 May 2013

I am dancing at Hafla on the Hill this coming Thursday

and I am worried that my act is gonna go down all like:

So if you can come I would appreciate it. This month's charity is UN Women and there are actual 'proper' dancers on the bill too, I promise.