My wife Brenda has been on a belly dance adventure for the better part of year which culminated in her first ever performance last Friday night at the Dog Story Theater with the Sarah Mayne & The Delkash Dancers. She did a great wonderful dance and I was very proud of her.
It has been interesting to see her explore this aspect of her femininity. Make up, jewelry, costumes, sensual movement... all of these aspects coming together in a very beautiful and ancient way. There is certainly an erotic element woven in and yet it is done with such control and nobility that keeps it feeling healthy and right. It would seem that in the rise of Dr Sketchy, Burlesque, Hulahooping, Retro Pinup, Roller Derby, that all of these current movements, represent some kind of reclaiming of Feminine power and what it means to be an empowered woman in the world today.