Thursday, August 28, 2008

What Is Seduction...

Seduction... hmm... powerful term here huh?

I have reached a point in my writing where Syndra and Malik are at an understanding... The sexual tension is there, but they are both resisting... Oh, I love it when they do that... But you can't hold out forever, not when there are two characters as HAWT as these two are... whew!

So my question is, what is a great way to get these two back together? I have it! It's dancing...

And I'm not talking about just any old kind of dancing... Not to spoil it too much, but Syndra and Malik are going to be meeting up with a band of gypsies before too long, and traveling with them for awhile... This is Syndra's opportunity to really become involved in a social group, and find herself, if you will... Malik is watching from afar, like he does... and then we have: Belly Dancing!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance

I am so dying to take a belly dancing class! I think it is one of the most beautiful art forms and empowering dances out there... The movements are sexy, and coming from someone who used to LOVE to dance, and I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, when you find that place in your mind and become one with the music, well... wow...
I used to work at a renaissance faire (yes, I am one of those weirdos in costume), and every time I got near a drum jam I couldn't help but join in with the other dancers, though I had no formal training, it just kind of takes you with it....

Will Malik be able to restrain himself? Hmmm...

But let us please take the time to really read this article, because belly dancing is an ART form, it is NOT glorified, stylized STRIPPING!!! I will be portraying as it originated, a social activity for women... If you have never seen a live belly dancing show, find one now! But here is a decent example of what I am going for... it's long, but it is worth it!

4 comments:

Stephanie J said...

I'm glad you posted about this! I can't stand when people make those kinds of comments when they know nothing about the background of a dance or some other such thing. I had friends who took belly dancing in college and I saw my frist performance (not by them) at a Lebanese restaurant several months ago. So impressive! I say to go for the class. :)

Kestrel said...

We used to have a Morrocan restaurant here in town and the dancer they had was amazing... It was even better in a really intimate setting like they had, where you were lounging on pillows, you felt like you were in the tent of some sheik... Hubby even got up and danced with the girl... I would have been jealous if I hadn't been 8 months pregnant and unable to get up there myself!

I hope I can give it a treatment it deserves in my book! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Faye T. Knight said...

Medieval festivals eh? There's one in town where I live...and I just might go! Lol, I don't know how I found this, but I did:
http://www.deadchickenhat.com/index.php

Kestrel said...

The Maryland festival was the very first one I ever went to! It was so much fun, you should go, I bet you'd enjoy it!