"Doing" Belly Dance History
Mindset • Research • Methods • Sources • Process
"Doing" Belly Dance History is a hard-core nuts-and-bolts discussion of my mindset, methods, and the tools I use for conducting interdisciplinary research on belly dance history. From formulating Mission Statements and Key Inquiry Questions to how I find, sort, store and annotate my database of images. I'm going to be sharing my favorite digital archives, my research workflow, and the historical methods and models I use to analyze and evaluate visual and printed documentation.
This seminar will be presented live on Saturday, March 27, at 2:00 pm Pacific - This 90-minute talk includes an eBook study guide and if you attend live, Q&A session too! The edited class will be available after April 15.
Dawn Devine aka Davina has been involved professionally with the world of belly dancing for more than 30 years. Her primary focus has been writing and publishing books about costume and dance including the best selling Embellished Bras, the seminal Cloth of Egypt: All About Assiut , and her latest book, Zills: Music on Your Fingertips. Recently, she has co-authored Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage with author/instructor Sara Shrapnell, photographer Alisha Westerfeld, and international pro-dancer and stylist Poppy Maya. Davina hosts a an informative blog on her website Studio Davina, where she writes on the subjects of belly dance costume and appearance. In 2017, she launched a new project, a free digital magazine called Amabella which is located on the ISSUU website. If you are interested in her books, visit Davina's website or Amazon.com for more details.
Upcoming classes with Davina will focus on her twin loves of belly dance costuming and publication development.