note 8-5-08: Today we received the below note from
YouTube regarding our video clip covering
this event. Please
note that Gilded Serpent was invited to this performance,
sent a ticket and
let in early to the hall for set up and to cover
event for the community. The producer of this event
also appeared in an earlier
video posted on this site taken with the same
camera. GS was never told not to video tape and
nor notices in the program.
Vashti and Suhaila are fully aware of the nature
coverage. They made no complaints about our posting
video coverage until after viewing the video. Copyright
law protects the press under fair use:
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which the reproduction of a particular work may
“fair,” such as criticism, comment, news reporting,
teaching, scholarship, and research.'
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the community will be severely limited. It
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capacity that we will discontinue our service
altogether. Thank you!
Please see letter from
the editor for more information (dated 8-11-08)
in the Phoenix
June 28, 2008, Brava Theatre
in San Francisco, CA
Produced by Vashti and Bellydance Odyssey
by Susie Poulelis
video by Lynette
include: Gina, Sabriye, Rashid,
Suhaila and Isabella
Band members: Fathi Alijarah on violin, Kheder
Kaileh on Keyboard, Elias
Khouri on tabla, George Krietem on drums,
Lammam on accordian,
Imad Meziad on duff, Loay on
are certified in level 3 of Suhaila's
format. This performance was their examination
for level 4.
The test was to show their ability
to improvise to a live band.
recieved this note 8-5-08 and will be following up
This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled
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notification claiming that this material is infringing:
Suhaila in the Phoenix report for the Gilded Serpent:
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#2 received 8-11-08:
notification from Suhaila Salimpour.
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Counter-notification has been filed with YouTube
a couple more pictures by Lynette...
Isabelle dances to the band
Isabelle tosses hair back just like mom
Watching Isabelle perform just off stage
throws flowers to the audience of supporters, Rashid
and Vashti stand in back.
a comment? Send us a
Check the "Letters to the Editor" for
other possible viewpoints!
of Suhaila Solo at Lesher Center for the Arts California, August
2, 2003 by Susie
standing ovation, however, was clearly for Suhaila!
New Venue for Rakkasah Festival West by Susie Poulelis
retail, there is a saying that having an item sell out was a happy
problem to have. You want to keep your customers yearning for more,
making sure they won't hesitate to buy the next time they see something
Kamal in Cairo The Photos of Susie Poulelis
was fortunate to travel to Cairo on business in April '06, and
managed to take some time to see a few sights and, at least,
one dance performance: Randa Kamal at the Marriot Zamelek's Empress
Photos of Susie Poulelis, Sunday March 18, 2006,
Rakkasah Festival, Richmond, California
shines at 9!
Presence, Stories and Advice from 30 Years Under
the Hip Belt and Counting... by Aszmara
audiences’first glimpse of you is as you arrive and how
they see you affects their opinion of your show. First impressions
Recorded Music Memorable by Chandani
the years we have come up with ways to make pre-recorded performance
music sound better, work better and avoid mishaps.
5-21-08 Saturday Gala
Peformance Part 2 of the International Bellydance Conference
of Canada video and photo report by GS staff
in Act 2 : Aisha Ali of Southern California, Bozenka of Florida,
Amy Sigil & Kari Vanderzwaag of Unmata from Sacramento,
California, Tito Seif of Egypt, Aida Nour of Egypt
Part 3: The Community Response- Dream Big by
Betsey Flood, Photos contributed by Masouma Rose
did those who attended that Las Vegas event last August –the
one that strove to become the biggest belly dance convention
ever -- think about their experience? Their answers may surprise
Wedding Stories by Leila of Cairo
the guests were staring at us. The father of the bride demanded
to know who ordered the bellydancer and it seemed a fight was
going to break out between representatives of the brides’family
and the hotel organizer.
Undeniably Authentic by Sausan
do students go against their own teacher,”Jodette continued
, “and spread ugly rumors?”I looked at her a shook
my head. It's a lament that I, too, have experienced from time
to time as teacher of this dance.
into Womanhood by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat
mission, as women, is to encourage others to joyfully anticipate
all the decades of their lives. Those who have gone before
us have always and will always help us on our paths.