Monday, May 20, 2013

Belly Flop

I had already performed in front of a live audience on a pole.  Where the worst that can happen is your hands get sweaty and you fall on your head with a spinal cord injury.  Or a cracked skull.  Or dead.  So a live belly dance performance?  The likelihood of me dying while belly dancing is infinitesimal.  So I've got that going for me.  Even though I'm still ridiculously nervous and my hands are ridiculously sweaty.

The thing about the venue is, it was packed.  This is by far, the most people I have ever been up on a stage in front of.  And the lights above the audience weren't very dimmed.  So you could see the face of every audience member, including the professional belly dancers who were there.  Can you say intimidating?

So I handled things as best as I could.  I had already chosen to perform the only song I know most of the way through.  An old one from Morocco from my vast repertoire of songs I don't even know how they begin, let alone what I'm supposed to do in the middle and at the end.  But, I was prepared to brave the stage fright and the fact that I may forget all the choreography to one song I know or pee my gypsy skirt trying.  With Craig and the kids and a whole room full of other people I don't know watching on. 

The question was, would it be a belly dance or belly flop?  See for yourself....




That's when the memory card in the camera ran out.  At least it wasn't my memory that had expired.  Too bad you can't see the end. It was spectacular!  I balanced two swords on my head whilst breathing fire.  Then of course, rode a unicycle as a monkey played the zils. He pulled up my skirt and I turned 5 shades of crimson.  It's true.

Definitely a belly flop.

8 comments:

Abby said...

You are still the only person on this planet I know that does this stuff and I'm always mesmerized, and not in a creepy way. I think it's SO cool! But next time ride a UNICORN that farts glitter while breathing fire and balancing your checkbook. That would be really impressive ;)

P.S. Total belly dance.

The Loerzels said...

@ Abby-Thank you for the non-creepy comment. And I like it but balancing the check book would require me to wear my reading glasses which may melt during fire breathing. But let me try it just to make sure!

Cerebrations.biz said...

I dunno, Marie... You might have been the big hit...

Chantel said...

So the next time I throw a Moroccan dinner party, I can call you for some entertainment, right?

Awesome!

MuMuGB said...

What can I say, Marie? You rock! I can't believe that you managed to belly dance in front of an audience. Wow!
That said, you do have killer abs!

Cathy Tittle said...

Damn. I was totally getting into it, and wiggling in my chair along to the music and dance when the memory card ran out.

I especially liked the shot of the guy adjusting his camera in the middle of your abdomen...

Cool Marie...you are totally C O O L.

Joy Page Manuel said...

If or when I meet you in person, please don't deny you know me...please? 'Cos as Cathy says above you are COOL and amazing and possibly the most out of this world person I know!!! Loved it!

The Loerzels said...

@ Roy-I was a big hit once it was over and I was on my couch!
@ Chantel-Um...sure!
@ Muriel-It was completely terrifying!
@ Cathy-Hm....didn't notice that.
@ Joy- Why would I deny I know you? And trust me, I'm NOT, nor have I ever been cool!

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