Welcome to PseudoSkirt, an online choreography and performance project with a new theme each year that is taught in TOP SECRET and then performed at a concert, festival or other event.
In 2016, our inspiration is the Hindu Goddess Kali Maa. We are exploring a modern take on her mythology, telling the dual story of love and a lover betrayed. AND this year we are incorporating Auslan into our project, I have teamed up with dancer and professional Auslan interpreter Kellie Harmon to bring this project to life – see this video for more.
Please note that this session is for the rehearsal only. All other preparation is done before the festival.
Ma’isah is an innovative fusion dancer, creating her own dark fusion/tribal inspired format, ‘Elysium: Dark fusion dance for the ethereal soul,’ as well as the annual community group performance projects ‘PseudoSkirt’ and ‘ShimmySkirt’ ,’ Habibiti Albi’ and ‘Dark Djinn’ that involve over 100 dancers each year in performances at major dance events across Australia. She is a featured performer and instructor at major events and festivals annually and sought out for her warm and comprehensive teaching style and emotive solo and group performances. Her Elysium format uses key principals of ATS and tribal fusion influences together with her Egyptian dance foundation and her love of gothic, ethereal and neo-classical music to create a spellbinding and ethereal dark fusion format with a deep, connected and spiritual core that enchants audiences and enriches dancers. Elysium is taught in both Melbourne VIC and Perth WA and online. Ma’isah is also the Vice-President of the OMEDA committee (The Organisation of Middle Eastern Dance inAustralia). She is actively involved in supporting belly dance across Australia and constantly looking for more ways to uphold and champion the integrity of all forms of Middle Eastern Dance and its fusions.