The 1st being to see Kathy Griffin. G. * I drove down to the casino and laughed our butts off. I wish I could mean literally but I can't. I look back & it's still there loomin' large behind me.
The 2nd was this last Sat. night to indulge in a night of Mediterranean splendor. The 2nd Annual Mediterranean Nights show. This years show beat last years by a landslide. There was an incredible flamenco guitarist and some wonderful dancers. My pal B. did a lovely solo after another group pulled out of the show. Well, too bad for them! They weren't missed. The 2nd half of the show was simply amazing. I just kept leaning forward in my seat with each performance.
The 2nd to the last performance was Eva Fleming from Phoenix. Holy crap! Bea-u-ti-ful! She performed 2 pieces, the 1st accompanied by the guitarist, Dr. Eduardo Minozzi Costa. So cool to watch. I later found out that that duet was not planned. Completely un-rehearsed. Then she did a solo piece. she was so amazing to watch. The control of her body that she displayed with what appeared to be, so little effort just can't be described. If you get the chance to see her perform, GO!
Finally, Frank Farinaro performed. All I can say is "WOW!" His skills were incredible. He was still very masculine in his performance while still staying true to bellydance. I kind of got an Aboriginal feel from it too. Precision and perfection, though I kinda thought the accessories were a bit overdone.
I, again, took my sis G. with me. I knew she wasn't thrilled with the thought of sitting through another night of this. I mentioned before that she's pretty, hmmmm how should I put it, out-spoken? with her opinions. After the show she was thanking me for taking her. She loved it! Now, if only I could get to go to a class with me sometime. I think she'd have a blast. We'll have to wait & see on that 1 though.
My friend Barb Applebaum was in town this last week. I've mentioned her before and given her website here too. She's the Wellness & Lifestyle coach. www.applebaumwellness.com. It was so great to sit down & chat with her. Check out her site and if she's speaking near you, go, go, go.
Ok, ok, Drums Alive! This is a fitness class utilizing physioballs, step risers to put the balls on and drumsticks. It's pretty cardio 'cuz you don't just stand or sit and hit the "drums." You're moving. There's choreography, rhythms you make and fun being had. It's ok to not have alot of rhythm in you but you do need to remember you have weapons in your hands and need to pay attention to what you're doing. So many different ways to do the class. As I said a few blogs ago, R. & I use some Taiko styles when we teach, others use rhythms and combos. But its a fun way to move, use both sides of your brain, and get some frustrations out to music. You can "youtube" it. I tried to put a video from youtube on here of Drums Alive! but my prowess seems to be too limited on this thing to do that yet. Some day... I will figure it out. Just you wait & see.
So, give it a try and see if you don't come out of the class smiling and pooped!
Cray-Ray alert...he's lying on my chest right now. He climbed up and is lying in my robe like a sling, purrrrring. He's so cute!
Stay well & healthy.
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