September 14, 2008Soma is a gem of the silk road, her styles of dance and her teaching abilities are very open and broad. She is flexible and allows for some creative feedback. Shes strong in her ways that relates to her passion for life and her passion for living the dance. Its good to know you and I certainly look forward to dancing with you in performance, in practice, in sisterhood ~ Jeze
August 23, 2007Working with Chris over the past few years was a treat and a challenge. She is a gal who knows what she wants and no one can tell her no! I love her strength and ability to always bounce back and you can count on her for a great plant lecture!! I learned more about the moss in my front yard than I did about my neighborhood!! I love Chris aka Somatra Devi and hope she finds a great life for her wherever she lands. She deserves. I have have not known many people that work as hard or as dedicated as she does. Any dance group or business will have real asset on their hands!
December 19, 2006One day I was wandering around the Renaissance faire and I spied some belly dancers. I sat down to watch and was enthralled by their skill, stage presence and beauty. One lady, Somatradevi, performed something called a fan dance. I'd never seen that kind of dancing before. I came back time after time to watch her and the other members of Oojam perform. This lady is not only beautiful, she is an excellent dancer, very intelligent and loves animals! I have seen her perform several times after that day at the faire, and each time I can see that she has improved. This last weekend, I watched her perform at Tribal Fusion, and I must say the word that comes to mind to describe her dancing is simply: WOW. Her dancing was as good or better than anyone else on stage that day. I am happy to have met her, as I believe she is a free and good spirit.
December 19, 2006One day I was wandering around the Renaissance Faire and stopped to watch some belly dancing by a troupe called Oojam. I saw this very pretty lady dancing on stage with fans. I'd never seen that before, so I stopped, sat down and watched. I came back time after time to see Somatradevi and the other members of Oojam dance. I have seen Somatradevi dance many time after that fateful day, and each time I see her getting better and better. This last weekend I saw her perform at Tribal Fusion, and, well, the best word to describe her dancing is: WOW. This lady danced and she danced as well or better than anyone else there. I was impressed, my only disappointment was that her performance had to end! Sigh. I could have watched her dance for hours. Ih well, there will be future occasions, I am sure.
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wow, so here is the ren fair I danced at in 2006. I really miss it and it is so nice to see my dance family on this video. I really miss you Marjhani, hamzah and all the fair people there that became like my family.
These are some ideas I haveSun, May 31, 2009 - 9:14 AM permalink - 7 comments
I have a few others but I cant find my list. Please if you have any ideas let me know. Im a botanist and a belly dancer but they dont necessarily have to relate to those. Or if you like the ones I listed, vote on one of those.
I have until September to come up with a name. Our first scrimmage is then. I am hoping I will be on those first teams. There a... read more
Ok so I joined the league. Today was my first practice and it kicked my ass. i had to pull off several times because my legs were giving out and I was going to collapse and crash into someone. I felt like such a chump taking so many rests. Hell I used to skate all day every day I was so active when I was younger. My endurence is shot now! WTF. I really loved it though. I really look forward to building my endurence and keeping up with no rests! I so want to kick ass at this! Besides... read moreSun, April 12, 2009 - 8:35 PM permalink - 5 comments
Ok so I keep falling into these small bouts of depression when it comes to what looks like the collapse of our society. Schools are falling apart and teachers are loosing their jobs, bridges and roads are falling apart and cannot be repaired do to lack of money. So many people are loosing their jobs and so many companies are going belly up. Where the heck are my income taxes going??????? They take so much out of my paycheck every 2 weeks and yet everything is falling apart. I know I am n... read moreWed, February 11, 2009 - 9:34 AM permalink - 0 comments
Recently moved, I love the sisterhood of dance. I love getting together with many who have different backgrounds and dance differently. We all learn from each other and no matter how long I have been dancing, I meet another dancer and feel like I havent learned enough! I'm a nerdy botanist for the governement and teach dance on the side.
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