Strategy or advice here: be confident in what you do and do it well. I can improve my own harmony with doing special isolation movements. And just tried to dance alone, taught myself in a way of trial-and-error method. Bastet: Yes, I started to dance when I visited some belly dance hobby-classes while studying at the university.
Did performing come naturally to you when you found your passion for belly dance? And the internet is the easiest way to do it. What is it about belly dancing that clicked with you and made you passionate about it? As for negative reactions from some belly dancers about metal in my dance or from some metalhe about belly dance in metal?
Bastet: In a process of deing I think a lot about how to make a costume look different. Isaac: Can you walk me through your journey starting out practicing to how you got into performing? And I can headbang powerfully as well.
Your dignity above all. Rarely, watching some films while working.
I feel a special power in myself while combining these two uncombined arts—metal and belly dance. Isaac: What was the initial reaction of family and friends when you told them you wanted to get into belly dancing to metal music?
Love all films by Guy Ritchie and Alfred Hitchcock.
People hate, hated and will hate. I never had a lot of friends, but those few who were next to me that time supported and helped me a lot. If it could be tribal fusion lessons, that could be much more interesting for me.
The first performance was just for fun, as an experiment. I am mostly inspired by music. I [gave it a] tr[y], although [I was] worried as hell. And will envy.
Eas[ier] to write disrespectful comments under video on my YouTube than [to get] off [their] ass from a couch and finally do something useful. With my background, I talked with Diana about how she developed her dance style, her favorite metal bands, how she makes her fantastical costumes, and her goals for At her request, her responses have been edited where needed for clarity.
And always my cat is next to me.
I know many dancers who are surprisingly anxious about it. It was traditional [Arabian] belly dance lessons with traditional [Arabian] music.
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And suddenly a lot of ideas appear in my imagination. Bastet: No, I am not a musician. I always loved something with deep meaning and sensation, what can open mind and blow my brain. You have outfits comprised of armor, you brandish medieval swords. Would you say these are the common reasons given for why fans say they enjoy your performances?
It takes a lot of time and experience and appears in my own styling already. What style would you say you currently draw the most from? Isaac: Are you a musician yourself? I even can say they believed in me more than I believed in myself. So what should I do? And every time I felt and understood it differently, but always very close to my heart.
Anyway, very soon I left lessons. With her popularity growing among music and dance fans alike, it seemed like a great time to find out more about Diana. Move gracefully, but merge perfectly with each sound of heavy music. Think better and find a normal job, be a normal human.
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Isaac: What are some of your favorite books, movies, or characters [who inspire you]? Work hard, develop your possibilities and be better, try to do best. I watched a lot of different videos with tribal fusion by [Rachel] Brice, tabla solos by Sadie, and Ansuya. And I love this machine. What style of belly dance did you first learn in?
Oh yeah. And [still] now, in my own style I love to combine different sides of dancing as well.
Interview with diana bastet, the woman who brought belly dancing to metal music
My favorite hero [is a] powerful, intelligent person. Not every song has it. But I have a very good ear for music and flair, so maybe I should try. No, no, no. I loved dark composure of Rachel, but also loved passionate rhythm of Sadie. Dance is art. But still feel comfortable. I always loved everything dark, especially black. Deep shadows and all dark shades.
And I love to make art. Bastet: Sitting on a floor with a bunch of materials and making costumes during nights. Love it as well, great artwork, unlike new [ Witcher ] TV series. Any misunderstood, bad behavior, [tell] security and never come back to this place.
Usually, I am with headphones and listening [to] loud music. Do you have any strategies for dealing with such behavior? Isaac: Something else that makes you distinct is your performance clothing deviates a lot from traditional belly dance attire. If so, have you ever thought of attempting to play while dancing? Isaac: I know you went to university with a focus on de, and that manifests in you deing your own costumes and making costumes for others to buy online.
And do you feel like your fusion of styles makes you experience any unique backlash from either the belly dance or metal communities? Those isolations are like hundreds of parts of a great mechanism when I dance. And yes, performing came naturally to me. In belly dance I can dance solo.
Later, people who saw me asked me to perform again and again. Bastet: I have big experience in performing. My costume making is not related with my education, maybe just with my artistic vision. Turn on your cold disregard. I can dance with very difficult belly dance technique professionally.
Diana Bastet: Freedom and feelings in movements, which are very specific. Obviously zills [finger cymbals] are common in belly dancing, but I know a couple people who have joked around with trying to play guitar while dancing. I liked it, but got bored too fast. What is it about metal that speaks to you and your desire to dance?
And music is my fuel. Stage life can be with a lot of negative moments as well. I love to see and touch fabrics, metal details, glass, lace, leather, faux leather, stones, feel a smell, sense it. But not because I love when a lot of people watch me, not because of attention.
Interview with dark fusion metal belly dancer diana bastet
Bastet: Some people have hatred as an incurable disease. It was something totally new for me. One of my friends asked me to dance at the festival. Parties and festivals, big and small. It helps me to not care too much about haters from belly dance and metal communities. What to do? Be strong but stay very feminine. I never even tried, unfortunately. Someone watches my videos on YouTube and wants to see me live, someone recommended my performance to others.
I never work in the daytime. And what do you personally feel belly dance and metal bring out of each other when combined? You have costumes where you appear as demons, witches, crows, and ghosts. I love the stage, I love to perform.