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TIPS AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - We followed 5 professional dancers to several of their restaurant shows and to get candid and original footage of them working the crowd. Each dancer talks about her philosophy of tip collection and we explore the arguments for and against "body tipping".
RESTAURANT VS STAGE DANCING - We use footage from the By Dancers For Dancers performance series along with original footage shot in restaurants and nightclubs to show the many venues in which a dancer may end up performing. Each dancer narrates their performance and explains how they altered the show to fit that specific venue.
PROFESSIONALISM - Professional dancers are asked "what makes a professional dancer?" Their ideas and suggestions for being more professional are voiced over their performances.
ASK THE AUDIENCE - We took the cameras into the audience at the last By Dancers For Dancers show to find out more about the audience perspective. We learn what the audience feels makes an excellent performance.
Dancers Interviewed: Maria, Zaheea, Bahaia, DaVid, Louchia, Sandra, Shoshanna, Summer
ABOUT THE SERIES
"...information that every performer and instructor should have."
What makes a captivating dancer? A captivating dancer knows how to draw in the audience and takes them on an emotional journey with every movement and expression. A captivating dancer shows us a different way of listening to the music without overpowering it and teaches us that there is beauty in even the simplest movements. A captivating dancer knows how to build drama and set up those "wow" moments.
Unfortunately, most dancers simply focus on the mechanics of their movements and don't train themselves in the art of performing. Many dancers mistakenly think that performance skills cannot be learned and feel frustrated that it does not come naturally.
Having sharp isolations and cute combinations are a result of training your muscles, but incorporating stage presence, emotion and musical awareness into your dance require training of a totally different kind. The exercises in this DVD are uniquely designed to help you become a better performer and to push your dance presentation to the next level.
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What a refreshing series of dvds for belly dancers. Wonderfully presented, well thought out and planned, they don't miss a thing in regard to living up to the series' name - they... Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. Arias
The production quality was great. Sound was clear, the video was good, the DVD menu was attractive and easy to use. Read more
I got all three of these for Christmas , and while they all were good, this was the best. To me, restaurant dancing, or a more intimate setting ( parties, etc) is the heartbeat of... Read morePublished on March 2, 2009 by Naaga
This DVD was also really helpful, like Volume 1...different bellydancers talk about accepting tips, and few different ways on how to accept them. Read morePublished on December 19, 2008 by Amira Rayne
I was thinking whether to get vol. 1 or 2 of the Secrets of the Stage series, but because for me communicating with the audience and getting them involved in the show is the most... Read morePublished on August 19, 2008 by I. Enisa
I love this dvd. It is informative and very helpful and a joy to watch these women turn a highly complex and skillful dance into something entertaining on so many levels. Read morePublished on August 14, 2008 by Lisa K. Hodgson
Everything that you wanted to know about professional performing, but were afraid to ask! Both volumes are an excellent resource. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by RicFanRat
I think vol 1 and vol 2 fill a gap in the belly dance video market. These have the information your teacher should be telling you before you begin performing professionally or... Read morePublished on August 2, 2008 by Reader