Delilah

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Delilah

Delilah supports diversity in the dance and enjoys all of its styles; she sees the bellydance as never stationary, but always in a state of creative flux and growth. She encourages the student to examine and experience the dance in its variety of disciplines. In addition to openly sharing her technical knowledge with her students, Delilah imparts the idea that by opening our bodies to these ancient, earthly, and natural movements that connect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we will become more aware environmentally. This gives the dance greater purpose.... "When we are more aware, we are better artists, enjoying a fuller life experience. When we stretch our awareness, we are more equipped to heal our bodies, our relationships and our earth."
A more complete bio on Delilah is on her web site!

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Delilah

  • Bellydancer in 21 Days: My Internship with Aunt Delilah
    I am incredibly fortunate to be a junior at a very nice independent school in Toledo, Ohio. One of the programs they offer is called "Winterim". No one goes to their normal classes for a month; instead, all the students embark on some kind of intensive independent study program.
  • Honoring Our Connection Between Navel and Nasal
    People looked at us strangely, wrinkled their brows and said "Aromatherapy and what?"
  • “Dancing In The Streets; A History of Collective Joy” Authored by Barbara Ehrenreich
    In her book, Barbara Ehrenreich takes one back to the original motivations of dance along a historic journey of how human impetus to dance, has been repressed by societal hierarchy, and religious zealots.
  • Pele's Gift
    As Nona began to demonstrate the first dance, I noticed many gestures in common with Central Asian dance. I felt as if another piece of our giant dance puzzle had fallen into place when Nona gestured to her heart and said, "the real hula comes from here."
  • Throught the Eye of the Camera
    This photo exhibit captures moments and scenery of Delilah's most recent Visionary Belly Dance Retreat, which took place in Hawaii, Janurary, 2009.