This was originally posted on my bellydance blog, but the burnout phase & emotions surrounding it apply to all forms of creativity, not just to dance. This is my personal experience - read on for more! As a student of bellydance for nearly 10 years, I’ve had many moments of wanting to give up my … Continue reading Creative burnout: What happens when you lose your mojo?
I've been feeling a bit artsy these past few weeks, with less commitments meaning I have more creative energy for drawing for the first time in years - and with the Adelaide Belly Dance Festival running a themed Tshirt competition, I thought it was the perfect excuse to whip out the drawing supplies! Once I … Continue reading A Little Artsy – Adelaide Bellydance Festival Tshirt Comp
In my previous post I wrote about how yoga changed my life, helping me to rehabilitate a chronic back injury and also improving my bellydance technique. This certainly didn't happen overnight, or all at once. Over the course of a number of years I gradually incorporated yoga into my practice and by trial and error I encountered many beneficial poses that not only helped my flexibility but also improved my strength and general wellbeing.
Yoga changed my body. Throughout my first years of dancing in my late teens and early twenties, as a beginner belly dancer my body was hungry to learn this fascinating new way of movement - the hip shimmies, snake arms, undulations and body locks dominated my physical movement. In my youth I hadn't really had any problems … Continue reading Sun Salutes & Snake Arms: How adding Yoga to your practice will improve your dance
Everyone's had a bad stage photo. The first 3 years of my performance career I apparently don't own eyebrows - they disappeared in every shot of me under lights. My eyes are also quite small and close together so I need to be sure I 'open up' my face with contouring when I use eyeshadow. … Continue reading Make Me Up: a step-by-step tutorial for a smokey eye that won’t let you down!
A little about me, Kalikah. Designer by day, dancer sometimes by day, always a nerd. I'm also into cooking & wellness.