Gilded Serpent presents...
The Artwork of
provided by the artist:
Scott has been drawing since he was five years old. It's the area of
life that has been consistently rewarding. Scott has been a strong supporter
of belly dancing since the '70s. The way a certain movement or pose can
impart the essence of grace, courage and strength has always intrigued
him. When he discovered Belly Dance, there was an instinctive desire
to distill the grace of motion that he saw as line wedded to paper. The
evolution of his artwork has been influenced by Rodan, Delacroix and Frazzetta as
well as the romanticists.
illustrations honor the beauty, grace and strength of
the dance. Courage and strength have always inspired
him. He understands the innate courage which comes alive
in each dancer and their unique performances. He has
encouraged and promoted many dancers through creative
suggestions for costuming, performance and attending
many shows to share appreciation and lend support.
compares dancing and martial arts, "In essence,
a good dancer owns the stage; she requires it and manipulates
it as a fighter dominates the field. As a good fighter
is in tune with his opponents rhythm and style to enable
him to dictate the course of the contest, so too, is
the dancer with the music and the audience to command
wife, Nansea Arquette, LCSW, writes---
each of us, there is a natural impulse or process to
move toward fulfillment and wholeness. You have seen
this in action as a small cut on your hand heals.
Our natural state is good health and wholeness. Belly Dancing can be
a movement toward good health and wholeness. This natural process varies
in it's pace from dancer to dancer. It is always there - a predictable
part of our nature which can be trusted. As you align yourself with
this process, you can refine the quality of your dance and move closer
to fulfillment and wholeness!
is the first way you learned - before you developed
language. You take in images all the time but are
often unaware of it. Using imagery intentionally
enables you to tap into your natural process toward
wholeness and to use the power of your subconscious.
Dr. Naomi Remen states that "Imagery is the
process of movement toward wholeness made visible." She
says, "Imagery is in fact the language of the
body." This body language speaks from the inside
out. That is where your subconscious comes in to
has been well received at dance festivals in California
and Oregon. He is planning to travel to the East to meet
and draw dancers across the country. Dancers collect his
art and commission custom pieces. He can be contacted by
calling 209-533-9139 or email at -firstname.lastname@example.org-
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Baraka & the Bus or What happened to Baraka?
By now, having lost my home, my studio, my library, my recordings,
and my database, you would think I would start to get the hint that
it might be time to move away from dance. Having been a dancer literally
all of my life, I simply couldn't give it up!
Photos from the Ahlan Wa Sahlan
Festival, The Opening Night Gala by Tahseen Alkoudsi and Shira
at the Mena House Oberoi Hotel on June 10-17, Cairo, Egypt.
The 30th Annual Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant
photos by Susie
Abrupt musical transitions were rampant throughout the pageant.
The competition was fierce in the Duet / Trio category...
News from the Ahlan wa Sahlan 2003 in Cairo reported by Shira
flavor of the instruction and dancing are very different from that offered
by the U.S. festivals, and it offers an exciting opportunity for immersion
in the Egyptian dance arts.
The Artwork of Ginger Royal
just the grace and agility, but the total engagement of the dancer is
a gauge of her skill, ultimately inspiring exuberance and passion in