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The Heart-Stealing The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the London Welsh Centre

My first five-star review for One Stop Arts! If someone were to design a piece of theatre expressly for me, it could not have been more to my taste than The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. Strong in all production areas, David Greig’s writing supports creative and energetic performances from Melody Grove, Paul McCole, David … Continue reading


The Necklace

At Thanksgiving I received a beautiful gift. My aunt, the one whom we croned, gave me a silver necklace shaped like a dancer.  One arm is raised above her head, the other stretches across her body.  She is leading with her shoulder, her torso arched.  Her dress ripples in a silver breeze. I have to … Continue reading

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This Milestone is Made of Diamonds: The Belly Dance Anthropologist Officially Earns that PhD

My dear Skirts and devoted readers everywhere, I am very pleased to share with you the news that my thesis revisions have been accepted and I will very soon hold a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies! I found out on Monday and wanted to make sure the administrative paperwork was well under way before … Continue reading