Yes, I made these aprons, and I have not sewed in 30 years! This would be my sister and me starting our new farmgirl modeling career! Watch out farmgirls!
Archive for January, 2009
I actually worked a sewing machine! Jan 30, 2009
another live Gypsy Caravan clip Jan 29, 2009
Charlie, the filmmaker sent me another clip from youtube from a past gypsy caravan clip at the fez ballroom. give it a look! Isn’t it fun to look at what you did in the past? Memories…
and then there are those few dance moves that I forgot about and what to bring back! Got to go practice
Calling all Farmgirls! Jan 29, 2009
Calling all Farmgirls!
Want to be a part of
the Farmgirrrl Divas
headquarters in Clatskanie, Oregon!
A farmgirl believes in the strong arms of friendship,
community, and the just plain fun of being together.
There’s a ‘farmgirl at heart’ in all of us!
friends who share ideas, talents, and conversation.
What we do:
sew aprons, laugh, spin yarn, make cheese, knit, eat, drink wine, help each other in the garden or with the animals, laugh, maybe even cry, learn lots, can food, laugh, write, make journals, dance, make music, interested in organic foods and living sustainably, live an artful life, support a fabulous community of women interested in the farmgirrrl way!
(Courtesy of MaryJane Buttters…)
Farmgirl is a condition of the heart!
Once a month or so, rotating through each other’s homes.
email Paulette at
email@example.com to get more info and meeting dates.
Tribal Vision comments! Jan 29, 2009
I so love it when you write to me, and how rewarded I feel when I get a letter like this! It means so much when you take a few seconds and jot down your thoughts. I wanted to share this with you.
I finished the last chapter of Tribal Vision last night. Wow! That book meant so much to me. I absolutely LOVED every section of the book. It has truly changed the way I see the dance. I so needed your words during this time in my life. I have a new love and appreciation for what tribal bellydance adds to my life.
Thanks so much! Your book is AMAZING!!!
Thanks Zepora, wow.
The dance is a very special dance, and it has changed so many lives. I’m delighted my book has touched you in a special way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
rehearsing Jan 28, 2009
The Caravan has been picking new songs, going over schedules, calendars, rehearsing, and gearing up for many upcoming shows. All of a sudden we are getting busy again with performances. and getting new photos as well.
Here is a clip of the Collective’s show from the benefit performance last weekend–Shimmy, Shake , and Share. the show was to raise money for the local homeless shelter, a good cause and a good reason to dance. thanks to Kristi’s man, Anthony for the camera action! The dancers look lovely and I am again, the proud mama!
Reading, SARK, and Obama! Jan 21, 2009
Someone told me once I was too optimistic. But how can I not be? It is how I live in my world, full of splendor and succulence.
another Gypsy Caravan youtube clip! Jan 19, 2009
I was just sent this clip from a past show with Gypsy Caravan Dance Company and Mizna playing at Folklife Festival in Seattle, Washington 2 years ago. This sound is not so good, but it is still fun to watch!
You tube also has several clips from my Tribal Technique DVDs if you want a preview.
Paulette’s workshop tour schedule for 2009! Jan 11, 2009
I am almost full up! What a great year it will be, to dance and see everyone again, and meet all you new dancers…
Paulette in Adelaide and Tasmania, Australia,
Australian 2009 tour dates are confirmed!
Feb 11,12, 13 Collective Soul 1
Feb 14, 15 – Workshops
Feb 17, 18, 19- Collective Soul 2
Feb 25, 26, 26- Teacher Training 2
Workhops Feb 21, 22
Paulette in Taiwan March 21-April 4th, 2009
Collective Soul Taiwan, Teacher Training, and workshops
and a performance with the Gypsy Caravan band- Jeff, Bruce, Bhrigha, and Jeremiah from Solace!
the 16th annual Women’s Weekend Workshop
Celebrating Women and Community
with Paulette Rees Denis- Gypsy Caravan, with very special guest instructors, Amel Tafsout and Lynea Gillen
at Breitenbush Hot Springs – April 24-26, 2009
Gypsy Caravan in Spain, Paulette, Gina, and Dulcinea
May 1-3, 2009
Barcelona Tribal Festival!
Paulette and Gypsy Caravan at Tribal Fest! Sepastopol, CA
May 15-17th, 2009 Performance time slot TBA
New This Year! Welcome to info on Tribal Fest’s first ever “Tribal Bellydance Jam Band” with Open Floor…
Introducing the “Tribal Fest Jam Band”!
Jeremiah Soto of Solace, Jeff Rees from Gypsy Caravan and Mizna and August Hoerr of The Mezmer Society
Salt Lake City, UT
with Gypsy Caravan
workshops and Collective Soul Level One
with Paulette and Jeff
Paulette back in Milwaukee, WI
Collective Soul One, Two, and Three Certification intensives and workhops!
Paulette back at Tribe Vibe, England!
Collective Soul One and Two
Paulette at the Majma Dance Festival
March 5-7, 2010
Tribal Vision gets reviewed on Bhuz.com Jan 09, 2009
I am so honored, to know that my book has touched someone. That is such a reward for me. Here is a review by Zepora from Bhuz.com. Thank you Zepora!
”I just received the book, Tribal Vision, by Paulette Rees-Denis. I have only yet read the first 3 chapters, but all I can say is, “WOW!”
This is one of the most refreshing books I have read. It touches on many dance related subjects that are close to heart. It gives a nice history of American Tribal Style belly dance as well as Paulette’s own personal history. Tribal Vision also touches on belly dance classes, troupes, and the impact the dance has on women. Several personal insights by various dancers are given, along with beautiful, full-color pictures.
This book is a must read for all belly dancers. It is also a very beautiful book and would just look absolutely gorgeous on any coffee table, but you MUST read it! I especially love the way she talks about the connection belly dance helps women make with themselves and others.
A truly life-changing read”.
An clip from a past show! Jan 08, 2009
Ah, a filmmaker, Charlie Nano, just sent me an email about this clip of a Gypsy Caravan show, t at the Fez Ballroom from a few years back! So fun to reminisce, and I especially love the view through the ghawazeeing hips! The song is T’yem—one of my favorites, from the Quest CD. Tom Cooper from Domba is sitting in as a guest musician with Jeff, Bruce, Hans, and Jared. Then Carol and Cammi play the big Italian tambourines on Allesandra, while Dulcinea, Michele, and Karen dance. Did you see Dulcinea’s eyebrow raise?