Dancing with Fire – Kecak Fire & Trance Dancing

Being married to an Indian, especially one who is a huge Carnatic music fan, I had seen my share of Indian classical dancing. Precise movements, vivid facial expressions, and elaborate costumes. From what I researched on line, Balinese dancing was similar. But I was in for a surprise and treat when we were taken to…

The San Francisco Nutcracker

The Nutcracker – an age old holiday tradition. The classic ballet by Tchaikovsky that tells the story of a girl, her Nutcracker, and the epic dream that takes her from a rat fight under the Christmas tree to a feast of dances in the forest of the sugar plum fairy. Many years ago I saw…

Tango – The Dance of Love

It is not a trip to Argentina without experiencing Tango. It is the national dance and an amazing experience to watch. Tango originated and was popularized in the lower-class barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevide in the 1890s, packed with European immigrants, primarily Italians. A partner dance, it has influences from European and African culture,…