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The sad remains of Shimmy in the City

I was very sad to hear about the cancellation of SITC, and I'm not sure yet what I want to do about that weekend. I do appreciate the trouble Charlotte & Khaled are going to to provide *something* to everyone who had signed up. And I appreciate that this is hurting a lot more people than just them.

It's quite a long way to go for a load of workshops with teachers I wouldn't otherwise go to. But it seems a kick in the teeth not to support Charlotte & Khaled when they've had such a blow, and they're doing their very best to make something out of the little they have available to them. And it's free, so the travel is the *only* expense.

I think I'm going to try and get to the Saturday morning workshop with Khaled- the topic intrigues me and I like his workshops. He inevitably goes into performance mode, which I know some students don't like, but I don't mind and I know I can still learn by watching what he does.

I'm not so sure about going to the Tito workshop- it's a drum solo, and they normally bore me rigid. But it's Baladi with drum solo. I really don't know... And Saturdays are normally Gentleman Friend Days. Doing stuff in the morning is ok, but I'd like to spend the afternoon and evening with him. So I definitely won't be going to the hafla. Besides, I'm not sure I could cope with the horror that is the British Women Bellydancers' Reaction to Male Bellydancers Performing- I couldn't handle the fangirling! And I won't be doing the Sunday Khazafy Mowashahat workshop, as I'm quite Reda'ed out.

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suzycat
Sep. 16th, 2013 01:01 pm (UTC)
I really want to know more MORE MOOAAAR about this whole shenanigans. Like, is it the British government's fault or the Egyptian government's? I feel very sorry for everyone but I am also fascinated by it.

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