Belly dance bingo

Daimona

Moderator
Oh dear, the one-trick pony thing - I just had an idea for over-long boring shows - belly dance bingo... Write yourself a list of all the things you expect to see/hear and tick them off.
Aniseteph: I'm pretty sure the goblins are responsible of making us think like this, but I just couldn't help bring it up on a separate thread. ;)



What points would you like to include in a belly dance bingo?

Of course you can choose to have several themes or just one.
 

Daimona

Moderator
Here are some costume related entries:
  • Turkish airport Special (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • Costume malfunction; Subpoints for top/bra, skirt/trouser, belt, other (such as loosing extra hair, hair getting tangled in jewelry or costume parts etc)
  • Sparkle farts (for further explanation, see the entry in OD dictionary)
  • Belly dance burka (face veil)
  • See through costume
  • Modesty flower (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • Franken costume (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )

Technical aspects:
  • Music hiccups
  • Bad sound quality
  • A complete track doesn't work
  • Lights make a beige costume look completely nude

Dancer related entries:
  • One-trick pony
  • 6 week wonders (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • Porn Face and EOF (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • Turkish drop
  • The spin-a-holic
  • The shimmy bore (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • The bliss ninny (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • The pop-a-holic (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • Prop-tastic (two or more type of props in one dance)
  • Tinkerzills (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • Hit and twirl (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • WTFusion or poorly done fusion/fantasy labeled as belly dance (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
  • Dancer falling unintended on or off stage
  • Group dances with teachers where at least one of the students are a better dancer than the teacher
  • Choreocraphies (for further explanation, see the entry in the OD dictionary )
 

Aniseteph

New member
Oh dear. As soon as I thought of it I thought a) new thread? and b) the goblins are at work here... :naghty:

Name That Choreography, aka "I was at that workshop/ have that DVD too!" (no points if it's the original workshop teacher or her regular students, but triple points if someone ripped off a performance video).

Gratuitous hair tossing. Extra points for predicting it early. Khaleegi doesn't count, nor does anything by Nawarra who makes a fabulous thing of it.

The Now Trending award. For big shows only - the highly distinctive costume design feature seen twice in one show.

Teacher dancing with the class to make herself look good (outdancing them and/or wearing a much better costume).

Making the head/face wrap with your veil. Extra point for head slide, obviously.

Gratuitous Bollywood (moves/costuming when the music doesn't suggest it).

A variation on hit and twirl - the Crooked. Two dancers manage to hook each others canes. (Done it! :cool:)

And Pirates. arrrrrrr... :D
 

gisela

Super Moderator
Hahaha! I was talking to a dance collegue about BD bingo this autumn. We saw a show were a dancer did 26(!) different hair moves in one 5 min performance. She was gorgeous and skilled but the hair took over everything. (Since we saw the performance twice we counted the secoond time). Then there were about 10 other dancers that all did the "bend down and roll shoulders while coming up" move.
 

Amulya

Moderator
When I saw the title I thought of bingo in the style of 'child free bingo':
https://www.google.com/search?q=childfree+bingo+card&newwindow=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=3DPKUvPQA9CLkgWF-IDgAQ&ved=0CEsQ7Ak&biw=1024&bih=668
So it would be all things that people would say to belly dancers, so you could cross it off the list if someone said that to you. Here are a few:

-belly dance? I got the belly for that!
-belly dance? Isn't that some sort of erotic dance?
-do you strip?
-you are a belly dancer? wink, nudge
-belly dance, isn't that an ancient dance?
 

sandrara

New member
What points would you like to include in a belly dance bingo?

Of course you can choose to have several themes or just one.


When I saw the title I thought of bingo in the style of 'child free bingo':
https://www.google.com/search?q=childfree+bingo+card&newwindow=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=3DPKUvPQA9CLkgWF-IDgAQ&ved=0CEsQ7Ak&biw=1024&bih=668
So it would be all things that people would say to belly dancers, so you could cross it off the list if someone said that to you. Here are a few:

-belly dance? I got the belly for that!
-belly dance? Isn't that some sort of erotic dance?
-do you strip?
-you are a belly dancer? wink, nudge
-belly dance, isn't that an ancient dance?
Hahahaha I vote for that!
Especially the "-belly dance? Isn't that some sort of erotic dance?"
Gosh please...
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
I am a calm person. I do not freak out regularly nor do I experience frequent urges to separate faces from heads. However...

recently the subject of my dance class came up in a group conversation and I explained that I teach belly dance. One dirt bag who considers himself quite a wit made some wisecrack about stripping and asked if I taught a certain move used in certain circles to collect tips. An acquaintance took one look at my face and said to the dirt bag, "Dude, I suggest you apologize while backing out of the room real slow."

Jerk.

Sorry. Off topic but this thread reminded me of the event.
 

Aniseteph

New member
:lol: :cool:
I propose that "dumbass comments about belly dance" bingo should also be a thing, with extra points if your friends/students are moved to suggest evasive action on the part of the perpetrator.
 

Daimona

Moderator
We've got bingo entries for the audience and for dumb ass comments about belly dance.
How about a bingo sheet for performers as well?

Rehearsal:
  • Chaotic and unguided rehearsals.
  • No tech guys present (at least not when you need them)
  • Most of the rehearsal time is spent either doing the common finale choreocraphy (more of an excercise combination than a real choreography) and waiting due to lacking communication about when everybody needs to be on stage or could administer on their own (such as fixing costume/hair/make-up).

Back-stage:
  • Stressed out arrangers.
  • Cramped dressing room/changing area.
  • Sharing the dressing room with the Diva using most of the space in the room.
  • No lineup posted at useful places.
  • No full-size mirrors in the dressing rooms or hardly any mirrors of a useful size.

Technical aspects:
  • Your music get a hiccup or won't play (including your back-up).
 

gisela

Super Moderator
Oooh, or bingo for the one arranging the event.

- Questions about where/when the event is taking place. Sent by e-mail as a reply to the arranger's original mail which contains ALL the info requested. Still visible by scrolling down.

- The nice and humble dancer who sends all her dance info first of all participants and still apologizes for the late reply.

- The one who has to be e-mailed, facebooked, sms'ed and called several times before finally handing in her dance info.

- The cute one who is performing for the first time and has a brand new hipscarf and is sooo nervous. (I am not being condescending here, I am honestly excited for these dancers:))

- The one complaining over stuff that is really totally beyond the arranger's responsibility.

- all the helpful and positive participants (it's not all bad;))
 

Amulya

Moderator
For staged shows:

-something goes wrong with lightning
-something goes wrong with sound
-microphone screeches
-(massive pet peeve of mine) an announcer for every single performance
-show starts half an hour later than scheduled

And something that always used to happen to me at gigs:
The venue's sound system stuffs up when I need it
 

Aniseteph

New member
Dancers who bag a spot then don't bother to turn up. WTH?

Lingerie bras. :rolleyes:. New soloists with DIY costumes at student events get a free pass in my book, but when your whole troupe decides it's ok to stick lampshade fringe on lingerie bras... :naghty:

Which reminds me - do you ever watch a group and think how glad you are not to have to wear that/ do that choreography/ dance to that terrible music?
 

Aziyade

Well-known member
Which reminds me - do you ever watch a group and think how glad you are not to have to wear that/ do that choreography/ dance to that terrible music?
I have seen groups with members who vary in size from an XS to a 4X. WHY WHY WHY WHY ??????????? did the director all have them wearing a costume that ONLY looks good on a size medium? ???????
 

Daimona

Moderator
Oooh, or bingo for the one arranging the event.

- Questions about where/when the event is taking place. Sent by e-mail as a reply to the arranger's original mail which contains ALL the info requested. Still visible by scrolling down.

- The nice and humble dancer who sends all her dance info first of all participants and still apologizes for the late reply.

- The one who has to be e-mailed, facebooked, sms'ed and called several times before finally handing in her dance info.
And the one who ask for a longer time slot than everybody else. Extra points if the same dancer does it twice... for the same performance..
 
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Roshanna

New member
- The dancer who does random extreme backbends throughout her dance, with no regard to the style or music, just to prove that she *can*.

- The dancer who always seems to perform to the same song, and nobody is entirely sure if it's deliberate

- The student troupe where all the dancers are in matching 'one size fits all' Ebay specials, except for the one plus-sized student, who is wearing something completely different and looking super uncomfortable.

- The coin scarf worn as a top.

- 'Desert Rose' by Sting.
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
How fun to resurrect this thread! I had completely forgotten about the "back out slowly" episode above.

How about the dancer who insists on running around the audience dressed in her costume with no between performances cover-up? "Look at me! I'm a belly dancer!"
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
I had to go listen to Desert Rose on YouTube since I was mercifully unaware of its existence. Alas, no more. I'll forgive him a lot for Fields of Gold but Desert Rose is not destined to be a favorite.

My addition to the "songs I don't want to hear at a hafla" category would be VooDoo by Godsmack.
 
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