E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Congratulations to Tash!
...who wrote


Flash forward 10 years from now…. It’s summer 2020… where do you see the art of bellydance?


It's the summer of 2020 and (I think) belly dance has become; Increasingly popular, not just as a dance form but as a performance art.
With many people embracing what belly dance is ; a beautiful art form, and not what some precive it to be an inappropriate stripper dance (which its never been!) but old stereotypes die hard and some will always believe this. But people are coming to see belly dancers, whither its big stage productions or tiny venues there going to the dances. It isn't a huge cultural phenomenon but its gaining more of a market., and who knows it might be soon!
Dance studios are starting to have more belly dance classes in all kinds of styles, and in larger cities whole belly dance studios are showing up. Due to a recent realization that dance is good for young bodies elementary schools are starting to offer dance as part of the curriculum and not just an add on for P.E..
Belly dancers have looked back (and forward) and are incorporating all kinds of long forgotten dances, and are inventing whole new styles, who knew that fire dance was embraced so whole whole heartedly?

Its very hard to say where any dance form will be in 10 years, each has its own life and breath that shapes itself, each dancer almost just swinging in the breeze.
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