joined on 01/31/04
last updated 04/01/08
September 3, 2009
Tempest is awesome instructor and performer. I try to get to as many of her shows as possible. I took a two hour intensive with her and Aradia last November and I've been dying to take another one. I took the intensives with an injured wrist (wore a brace) and neck. And I still learned alot.
I've had several instructors, but Tempest is in a class by herself. She just that good.
December 1, 2008
I've taken several workshops with Tempest and I keep coming back for more. She is an imaginative and entertaining teacher whose workshops are both educational and entertaining, and she's excellent at coaxing even the most self-conscious participants to come out of their shells and express themselves through dance. In a world of too-serious belly dance divas, her humor and humility are a breath of fresh air.
August 8, 2008
If all the styles of belly dance could pick just one dancer to represent them. Tempest I give you the title: Queen of Gothic Belly Dance!
May 13, 2008
Tempest Rules my Universe! What can I say about a friend of the SQuishy, AKA Smushington-poo-pie.Her presence as a dancer and Creatrix is deeply missed here in CA.
Tempest is a part of the intensely creative Gemini artistic group that lies just under the surface of the Belly dance scene. and she is a person with much integrity and remains open to share her talents with others
April 18, 2008
I will stick to my orginal thoughts to and about her...
"well... don't know you from adam... and I've never see you dance in person, which is a damn crying shame. ... but every time you write a little blog and post pictures you always move me.
I think you are such an amazing dancer and you inspire me tremendously not just technically but to be able to emote the soul as well as you do. Stunning and emotional all at the same time, in force and on a soft side and I think that's amazing. "
I have since met her and seen her dance... and I can say she is all those things and more. Truly a blessing and an inspiration and long after she has moved on to bigger better things away from me, I will remember her and what an influence she has been and will be.
I like shiny things. Geminis supposedly have a weakness for excessive adornment. I say, what's excessive really?
Mon, November 7, 2011 - 7:03 AM
"Waking Persephone" is an event specializing in exploring the dark and the unusual within the realm of bellydance. This event will take place for the first time April 13th-15th, 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island - the heart of New England. Nothing like it has ever taken place on this scale in New England for the darker side of the dance, and we are thrilled to bring it to you!
It will be a different kind of dark dance event experience, with a core focus on education and exploration, creat...
Tue, October 11, 2011 - 9:27 AM
I am very excited to be returning to Seattle in two weeks, to teach a very special workshop with musician Nathaniel Johnstone called "Anatomy of a Song & Dance" - where we will explore two of the songs he created for my new DVD "Bellydance Artistry" - instrument by instrument, defining the emotion, musicality, and possibilities for interpretation as we put it all together. Next I will teach "Between the Veils" - the quintessential veil workshop for dark/fusion bellydance. Both workshops wil...
Mon, July 4, 2011 - 7:12 AM
Museum Quality is a unique kind of workshop intensive experience that combines visual/fine arts concepts, processes, and techniques with bellydance; training dancers to focus their development beyond just the physical, incorporating mental, visual, and emotional elements as well, and working to elevate the dance personally and professionally. This intensive is accessible to all styles of bellydance and is especially geared towards dancers who wish to advance the artistic quality of their danc...
Sat, June 4, 2011 - 5:57 PM
Fabulous news - my DVD project is officially complete and the DVDs are now in stock :) Everyone who participated in the fundraiser and pre-order process (online or at Tribal Fest), your DVDs either shipped out on Friday or will be heading out early this week. For everyone else who missed out, in honor of both the DVD Release and my upcoming birthday, we're doing a special offer - if you buy the DVD online from today through June 13th, you will receive a code to download the 6 amazing songs...
Tue, April 5, 2011 - 12:03 PM
We are at 85% funded - which means all of our pre-production costs (video, editing, music, etc) have been covered, and we're on our way to covering the manufacturing! We are ON SCHEDULE!
The donation buttons (with all of the rewards - including the limited edition artwork, music download discounts, signed DVDs, credit on the DVD, etc) will be up only until April 15th (or when we hit our goal, whatever happens first), so you still have an opportunity to take part in this project and get s...