Fan Taqsim Belly Dance
Fan Taqsim was originally born from my unique way of belly dancing with a Chinese silk fan, fusing Chinese classical dance with middle eastern dance. ‘Fan’ also because it means “the art of” and ‘Taqsim’, the serpentine movements, the undulations and curves of the slower, more sensuous form of belly dancing known as ‘taqsim’.
Women all over the world are beginning to understand what it is to be a fabulous female through belly dancing.
While this was happening, I was off taking a long break, keeping
private classes and performances to a selected few. My apologies for the long absence! I've
started teaching intermediate classes (8 one-and-a-half-hour classes per
course) at Bishan Community Club on Tuesday evenings.
For more information, please call Mr Lim at Tel: 6259
1056 for cost fees and timing details. The current intake will end on
I am also conducting a series of Fusion Belly Dance workshops (PA’s request, not mine) from April - August 2006 as part of the Arab Heritage Trial organised by the People's Association. This is actually quite an interesting initiative which features a range of activities to bring greater appreciation of the Arab culture to the heartlands. There will be workshops on Arab cuisine, makeup, calligraphy, music, dance (that's my area) which will be brought to the various community clubs on the weekends. For more information, check with your local community club or with Ms Chua Hong Yin of PA at Tel: 63405 393, or visit www.pa.gov.sg.
For those who want to look into performing professionally and would like to learn more about choreography, costuming, and performance skills, workshops and private lessons are highly recommended.
More information is available here.
There are many opportunities to catch belly
dance performances in
Some pictures from recent events can be viewed here.
Most performances this year are private
functions with a few selected public performances, usually charity events. The highlight of the year will definitely be a
troupe performance with some of
“I watched your performance at Chijmes last Friday, and was delighted at how unique your style of belly dancing is! J I have been enthusiastically following the belly dance scene. But by far your fan performance is the most fa[s]cinating I’ve seen so far.”
1. from an intrigued belly dancer, G
“You were the best performance that night. You were so dainty and looked like Kuanyin coming down to earth .. (eh????).”
2. from a belly dance student (not mine)
“You looked like this famous Indian actress and dancer called Helen who ruled the Indian movie world for 20 years. You danced as beautifully as her and looked as exotic. (Awwww .. bless!)”
3. from a nice Indian gentleman at an impromptu performance
“You danced the Saidi cane dance really well. Thank you so much .. it was as good as if we were at home.”
- from a guest at the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence