I needed to add fillers between long shows. So i thought I’d add a tiny drum solo as an appetizer before a hardcore solo. I decided to make this a little different. I decided to focus on other parts of the body this time – Other than the tummy, hips and chest. I realized hand movements can really frame a dancer. And hands is something I am not very good with. It stems from shyness. Hands, hair and neck can be an interesting touch to a drum solo. So decided to get creative about it.
I love drum solos and that is my strongest sequence. But sometimes we have to get out of patterns and add a bit of creativity. I like my drum solo style. And I plan to retain it, except start using facial expressions, hands and hair movements to bring some life. We have to be chameleons. Sometimes when you perform at parties or restaurant gigs, people look out for showmanship more than skills. Skills are definitely important. But if you do not connect with the audience you lose out a great deal. I have changed my personality in dance. I learnt by smiling and making people laugh, we bellydancers appear less threatening. Thats how I intend to do future shows. It makes people happy. I have a sense of humor and I think its time I make it part of my shows.
Hope you guys like it. You are free to use this choreography, just be kind enough to link it to my channel. I am curious to see how others do it.