This life we's strange, painful at times, but oh so beautiful.

I am a fusion dance artist and teacher, a fire dancer, and a visual artist. I draw inspiration from nature, music, and the amazing people that come into my life. I am also a conservationist who makes jewelry and found object multimedia craft type art in my spare time (when I'm not reading, writing, or lighting things on fire and dancing around with them). I love to dance barefoot on the beach, watch the stars move inexorably across the heavens, and to laugh with the people that I love. I am currently based in Greenville SC, working with Discordia Arts to provide unique and exciting entertainment to the Upstate.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Busy busy bellydancer

A lot of changes and new things have been afoot here. Discordia Arts is hosting a monthly dance at music show here in Greenville. Our goal is to provide a venue for exploration of collaboration between bellydancers and live musicians of many different genres and to provide a professional level dance show experience that showcases a variety of styles of bellydance. Our first show, in March, saw us teaming up with Synergy Violins, a fabulous electric violin trio here in Greenville.

I've opened a studio space to allow me to take private henna appointments. It's in the Ward art studios and is called Niad, for Naturally Inspired Art and Design. I hope it's a first step on a long road of creating art. We shall see. With all of this, our regular shows with Wasted Wine, gigs with Discordia Arts, and my 6 weekly classes, I haven't had a lot of time to write. So, as will have to be worth a thousand words, and maybe next time I land here, I'll have more interesting things to say

Jaidra Photo by Scalcione Photography

An Evening of Music and Dance with Discordia Arts March Show

Jaidra with fire staff at Greenville's Indie Grits Variety Show by Film House

Brandy and Jaidra of Discordia Arts

Jaidra dances indoors at Greer's International Festival

Setting up the Niad studio

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