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Dhyanis has been on the bellydance scene for over 30 years. Based in Northern California, she co-owns WorldDance Fitness & GoddessWear Boutique with her partner Aruna (aka Karen Andes). She has traveled extensively in the Middle East, dancing abroad for 5 years. She is also an award-winning theatrical costumer and artist with her own line of costumes, “Divine Design by Dhyanis” (purchase online at www.dhyanis.com).

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Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Dhyanis

  • Currents of Intention "Doorway to Ecstasy"
    Sherry says that Prema Devi seemed to download information directly from the temple priestesses of antiquity, admonishing her students to condition both body and soul. She guided students to focus their attention, breath and movement to receive and channel higher energies.
  • P.U.R.E. Dance
    A collective of dancers and drummers plan to take music and dance out into the streets this summer on July 15 in cities across the nation and globe.
  • Scott Wilson's CD “An American in Istanbul”
    The entire CD is laced with instrumental solos featuring each artist, many of whom are from the Mid-East, most notably George Strathos on clarinet, plus Rip Wilson, Scott's darabuka-playing Dad.
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2000 with Troupe Dhyanis
    The rough and ready Scots do love a party! No coincidence then that they host the world's largest performing arts festival in their capitol city of Edinburgh each August.
  • An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance Video
    ...this genre encourages performers to intermingle other dance forms with belly dance, to develop a theme or make a statement.
  • Adventures of a Goddess (Part One)
    "...a survivor of nightclub dancing - 5 years in Europe"
  • Adventures of a Dance Goddess - Part 2
    Among the most vivid teaching experiences are the two summer intensive workshops I gave at Holloway Women's Prison in London...
  • Sausan's Saga at The Grapeleaf Restaurant
    Phoenix-like, arising from the ashes of a dreadful divorce and forced closure, petite and spunky owner-operator Sausan has persevered and returns stronger than ever with her new partner from Egypt.
  • "The Living Goddess", June 18, 1999, Marin County, CA
    Theatrical Dance production by Dhyanis

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