Looking back at my previous writings I see how this dance came out of me. I still don’t understand how it is I made a dance about the ultimate beauty of death and suffering just before I would experience a year of many family deaths. Life is filled with so many strange coincidences. If I was going to name this dance, I think I’d call it “Bardo.” One day, I’d love to expand it to an evening-length show.
From “Orientalis: The Legacy of Bellydance”
In this contemporary bellydance piece, a story unfolds of life, death, and transcendence.
Performed by Laura Selenzi, Monique Ryan, Kimberly Larkspur, Michelle Sorensen, & Jenna Shear under the direction of April Rose
Music: “Arabian Dance / Mina’s Photo / Hope & Summer Overture” by
Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Anton Copolla, Clint Mansell
Choreography: April Rose with dancers