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Shruti Narayanan  Oriental and Vintage bellydance artiste and instructor ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Golden Era buff ๐ŸŽฅ Senior Instructor at @payalsdanceacademy๐Ÿ’• DM for classes/intensives

Some perfectly timed shots of the carefree expression that comes with the Egyptian Baladi style. This was performed for the @payalsdanceacademy annual showcase, with my wonderful students, @satavisa.c and @priyaaoza and set to one of my favourite songs, #baladiyawad.
The piece attempted to recreate the heavy, internalized feeling that comes with baladi, throwing elements of home-style, social dancing and peppered with cheeky drama. This is definitely something we'll be going back to and performing everywhere in 2019! ๐Ÿ˜ Once again, thank you for the opportunity, @payalgupta.
PC: @thammyraman
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As promised, this week will be dedicated to the spectacular annual show that took place on the 2nd!๐Ÿ˜ Thank you for this @payalgupta and thank you for giving us the creative space to present our pieces with students, design costumes and bring new styles to the stage. ๐Ÿ’—

Kickstarting the series of pictures this week, is our tribute to the Golden Era icon, #hagarhamdi. This is a choreography that my students picked up in the second workshop of the #vintageseries and they absolutely nailed it! From the styling, to technique and her angles, they did it all! ๐Ÿ˜

The #vintageseries is on! Another 4 workshops to go before we begin prepping for the showcase the next year! Workshop topics will be announced soon.
Till then, please enjoy these wonderful pictures captured by the talented, @thammyraman and stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž #bellydance #bellydancers #bellydancersofindia #bellydancersofinstagram #danzaarabe #orientalisimo #classic #love_bellydance #danzadelvientre #oriental #orientalbellydance #timeless #goldenerabellydance #choreography #zayelassal #vintage #oldschool #favourite #workshopchoreography #showcase #blackandwhite #candid #photography #knowyourroots #vintagelounge #sfumato #isadorasmuse #payalsdanceacademy

One of my students rightly said, "the hangover will last a while." ๐Ÿ˜

I couldn't agree more. The show put up by the @payalsdanceacademy family yesterday was a class apart! Thank you for such a fabulous platform, @payalgupta. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Here's a tiny glimpse of my #shamadan solo from yesterday. This was originally presented for my production, "The Oriental Trail 2.0", but I felt a lot more confident executing this choreography this time round. Floorwork with some serious fire is so much fun ๐Ÿ˜…

Let me know what you think! The official video will be coming soon!
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These pictures were a long time coming! After what seems like forever, my human pick-me-up and I, finally decided to do a duet together. I really love these pictures because it captures the essence of the friendship we share - a little crazy, loads of fun, colourful and tons of drama! I love you @themeghanasuresh ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you for pushing us to do a brand new Moroccan fusion piece ๐Ÿ’— I will cherish this for laaaiiife.

PC: @thammyraman
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Amidst all the crazy costume changes and the back-to-back sequences, I whispered tiny prayers, giving thanks to all the people who gave me the strength and the motivation to give it my all on stage.
To begin with, I mentally always thank my students. For had it not been for them, their unwavering trust and their support, I wouldn't have gotten this far. I am a teacher and a proud one at that, because of you and because you chose me. I will forever be grateful to every single one of you : my beginners, my intermediate batch, my baladi girls, my golden era girls, for putting all your faith in what I do and turning my dreams into reality. ๐Ÿ’—

Last but not the least, thank you to my mentor, without whom I wouldn't have gotten this far, @payalgupta ๐Ÿ’—

Continuous progress. I will always strive for progress. And I urge my students to strive for it too. Good things will follow ๐Ÿ’—

Thank you for capturing this moment in what I consider one of my most emotional, personal pieces @dreamersiris.
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Major major throwback to the #orientaltrail 2.0 rehearsals. Here, we are portraying the dance of the awalim, escorting the bride to a ceremonial bath before her big day. We have the bride, the 'osta', the dancers and the virgins with the candles, but we are missing a few people in the video!
So much fun staging this ๐Ÿ˜ There's been a lot of learning and lessons since curating the #orientaltrail and I'm grateful for these experiences. It has made me stronger and has given me clearer vision with regards to where I would like to go with bellydancing and what I would like to teach. Really grateful to my mentor, @payalgupta and for having met @christineyaven and @sahrasaeeda.
Thank you for being such inspirations and for the JTE1 and 2 course. It really changed my life! Also, thank you to everyone who has been a part of my vision, for the lessons and the experiences.
Stay tuned for updates on the #vintageseries and the next performance project!
PS: Sorry for the video! I couldn't rotate it for some reason.

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Coming up! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
The next in the #vintageseries ๐Ÿ’Ž

The "American Cabaret Choreography Workshop" on the 8th and 9th of December! Open for intermediate/advance level dancers and also to those who didn't attend the earlier floorwork technique workshop. (You'll just need to work harder ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ) This 6-hour workshop will cover technique, AmCab styling and a choreography, complete with a veil entrance, zills and floorwork. The choreography will be worked on, polished and presented for the Vintage showcase happening the next year! ๐Ÿ˜

You'll need:
โ€ข A silk/chiffon veil
โ€ข Zills
โ€ข A yoga mat (for floorwork)
โ€ข Plenty of water!

Timing - 9-12 PM (both days)
Location - ARDS India, Indiranagar
Fee: 1000 per head

Register now and move like a dancer from the 70s! ๐Ÿ”ฑ
LIMITED SPOTS

PC: @dreamersiris

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