Episode 31: Breast Cancer and the Bellydancer

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This week YIP features an interview with Johanna Krynytzky from Hip Expressions Bellydance Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida. Diagnosed several years ago with breast cancer, Johanna found her (insurance-less) self struggling not only with her health, but also with mounting medical costs. And in the midst of this crisis the bellydance community swooped in to bolster her spirits and her pocketbook! (As inspirational stories go, this is a doozy; I got goosebumps during the interview!) The YIP Crew would like to thank Johanna for her honesty and her willingness to share her story with our listeners.

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On This Episode:

Princess Farhana's blog
"And the Winner Is.."
"Raks Shamadan..."
Ford Fiesta Movement (Go Dan!)
Mark Baratelli'a blog - The Daily City
ATSGSTT tribe - "Class Dress Code?" (This is currently a private tribe; apologies if you cannot access it. If you're a FCBD General Skills graduate you are eligible to join! Feel free to message us!)
Too Much Drama To Dance tribe - "Pouting!"
Armoire Awards tribe - "I Don't Get It" (It turns out I *have* seen this video and take comfort in that it is being performed - I sincerely hope - at a student show.)
The Everyday Bellydancer tribe - "What Is Your Favorite Belly Dance Website?"
Morocco's Website - Click on "Articles" for some really cool stuff!
Shira's Website
Sandra's Website (raks-sharki.com) - Check out her gorgeous gallery!
Turbo Tabla
Hip Expressions Bellydance Studio
Gulf Coast Oncology Associates
Northeast Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Inc - Dr. Princess Benson
Parabens and Breast Cancer (Wikipedia)

Around Town:
May 12-16 Sebastopol, CA Tribal Fest 10 - workshops with Rachel Brice, Amy Sigil, Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Suhaila Salimpour, Tempest, Ariellah, Carolena Nericcio and SO MANY MORE!!!
May 22nd Homewood, AL Zivah Saphirah Middle Eastern Dance Troupe presents Casbah Cabaret II. The Casbah Cabaret is a 90-minute program showcasing the myriad arts that comprise Middle Eastern dance, and will be presented with authenticity, elegance, and beauty by a sparkling harem of dancers.
May 28-31 Ft. Lauderdale, Fl Spirit of the Tribe 10 - workshops with Ariellah, Amy Sigil, Shakra, Bozenka, John Compton, and many more!
May 28-31 Atlanta, GA A Weekend with the Stars of Bellydance & Bollywood - workshops with Tito Seif, Kaeshi Chai, DaVid of Scandinavia, Ahava, Amalia Maya, and Karim Nagi.

Featured Artists:

Artist: Turbo Tabla - Amazon or Turbo Tabla
Albums: Bellydance Overdrive, The Belly and the Beat
Songs: Banaat Turbo, Shred, Turbo Tabla 4

Artist: Bellyhouse - Amazon or Bellyhouse - Live from the Hookah Bar - Bellybeats & Worldfusion, Vol. 1
Album: Live from the Hookah Bar
Songs: Dervish (Drum Solo), La Luna y Sol, Bellydub

Additional Music:

Artist: Solace - Amazon or Solace
Albums: The Gathering Season, Ahsas
Songs: Harvest, Kama, Sudan, Kronos


Jody of Beachcombers said...

Great episode!!!

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