Amaris Ziayanah's Holiday Winter Dance (Do You Hear What I Hear), custom arranged music by Mascodagama.
Costuming by Magpie Urban Designs
Socha Socha by Ancient Future from the Planet Passion CD is used by permission of Ancient-Future.Com Records.
"Ancient Future would like to thank belly dancer Amaris Ziayanah for sharing this YouTube video of a special Moon Dance to Socha Socha she performed in the last stages of her pregnancy. It is beautiful when music touches people's lives at important moments, so we love to hear about it when it happens."
Dance of the Moon:
This Video is of Amaris Ziayanah's performance on April 21st 2007 at the annual Isis Rising - Babylon Breeze Theatre Gala Show. The theme - "What if Bellydance originated from...?" Following her fondness and delight in all things celestial, Amaris choose an inspirational place not only for herself but to all things on this Earth, especially the feminine and the ocean's tides ... The Moon.
Here, she represents the three main moon phases ~New, Half and Full~
During this show she is dancing in her third trimester of pregnancy with her fourth child.
"This was one of the most beautiful moments in my life. Allowing my body to celebrate not only the dance but the connection between my child, the music and me. I had found out about the Performance Solo that I received and was so over joyed. I had chosen the Moon. It was shortly after that, I found out about the vessel of Life I had become.
I immediately went searching for the perfect music to create my performance to and came to find Socha Socha by Ancient Future. It was a clip of a truly mesmerizing song being under five minutes (the time limit for each performer) I contacted Matthew Montfort (Artistic Director, Ancient Future Scalloped Fretboard and Fretless Guitarist) directly and immediately told him of my wishes to use the song for such an occasion and if I could have an exact copy of the segment of the song that I had found on Ancient Future's Myspace Page.
I was overwhelmed and through the roof when he contacted back saying that not only could I use it but he would send me the copy of the song that I requested. I immersed so deeply, crafting and sculpting the choreography until it felt natural and an energetic flow between the Dance, the Music, my child, and me. I rehearsed endlessly until it was time.
This experience is one that I can truly say is the best performance I have ever done. The most meaningful dance to me and a unique and beautiful opportunity for the cherished moment in time. Thank you so much Ancient Future and Isis Rising - Babylon Breeze. Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to experience and share such a wondrous phenomenon."
~ Amaris Ziayanah aka Amy Celeste McKinzie ~