Artistry with Tempest"
- a new DVD, due out later this Spring 2011!
Since the release of her first instructional DVD "Bellydance
for Beautiful Freaks" in 2006 through WDNY, Tempest
has taught hundreds of workshops all over the world, and has
focused intensely on refining and defining her unique style
of bellydance - both in instruction and performance. She is
one the most recognized innovators of fusion bellydance, praised
for both her accessible teaching style and solidly artistic
And now Tempest is pleased to announce
that she producing her own instructional/performance DVD that
will help you take your dance to a new artistic level.
Help Make It Happen!
(cover photo by Dreamer's Realm Photography
- cover image shown is a mock-up of the project cover only)
DVD will feature:
Tempest's dance-based warm-up program
Tempest's warm-ups are a favorite for many who regularly take
her workshops, and many report back that they now use similar
systems in their own classes. Tempest utilizes dance moves to
get you warmed up and ready for your dance without wearing you
out or advocating dangerous movements. It can also double as a
daily practice/work-out tool, when you only have 15 minutes to
get some dancing in.
Foundation Flow/Elemental Energy
Designed to guide you to get the most of your movements, and add
more depth and meaning to them. Tempest's focus on foundation
flow and how to work energy in dance has helped hundreds of dance
students improve and expand their dancing, and now you'll be able
to work your whole dance from head to toe, any time!
Fusion Finesse - Nouveau Noir Style
Over 15 signature combinations + 10 arm accents that embody
the Nouveau Noir Style, perfect for
that special touch of vintage elegance and sassy flavor - all
solidly based in bellydance technique with creative twists. Instructional
breakdown + in-depth practice flow so you can review the movements
at your own pace along with Tempest! Great for if you're looking
to add some new moves to your dance, or looking at creating more
effective fusion, you'll have a LOT to work with! Steampunk, Neo-Victorian,
Gothic Oriental, DecoPunk, Flapper/1920's.
Creating Dynamic Performances
One of the most commonly questions asked Tempest is "How
do you put together such creative performances?" Now you
can get an in-depth look into how Tempest creates a performance
from start to finish. In the DVD you'll get: Discussion/How-To
create a dynamic artistic performance from start to finish, from
concept and costuming, to movements, music, and execution, using
the included original performances by Tempest as examples.
Overall Running Time: Expected
to be between 2.5-3 hours total!
Estimated Retail Price: $25 +
shipping - Pre-order yours now via the Fundraiser and get
some special rewards available only during the fundraiser!
original music by Nathaniel Johnstone (of Abney
Park & The
Nathaniel Johnstone Band)- The music will be available for
download once the DVD is released so you can practice and perform
to it as well!
Nathaniel's music is beautiful, heartfelt, expertly crafted, and
the pieces created for this project are especially geared towards
dancers, merging Nouveau Noir and Arabic influences.
You can receive a special discount code for downloading the songs
from the DVD when you donate in the fundraiser!
Make it Happen!
This project is being self-produced by Tempest, locally in Rhode
Island. The shoot is scheduled to take place in mid-April, and
our goal is to have the finished project in hand by Tribal Fest
11 (mid-May). Finalizing details with the videography/editing
and locations now, but we'll make those public shortly. The
video will be professionally shot, edited, designed, and manufactured.
We're going this route to make sure the creative vision and
distinct material remains intact from beginning to end, putting
out the best quality product possible, while directly supporting
the artists and community involved.
In order to help fund this project to make it happen according
to schedule, we're holding a multi-level fundraiser, right here,
right now! The fundraiser will help us cover the costs of production,
music development and licensing, and manufacturing - an estimated
$4800. While that may seem like a lot, we're confident that
with your support, we'll reach our goal by April 1 (no fooling!)!
Every donation counts and is greatly appreciated - and we're
offering you some pretty great rewards too!
How it Works: Donate what you
can, and we will send you an email confirming your donation,
and will add you to the DVD newsletter so that you will be notified
of the developments as it happens (and we promise you'll
only be added to the DVD newsletter, no spam!) Rewards will
be e-mailed/mailed/delivered (whatever is applicable per your
level) when the DVD is ready to ship, estimated mid-May. If
everything is on schedule, we'll also be hoping to deliver DVDs/rewards
in person at Tribal Fest 11 (CA) and Spring Caravan (NJ) and
a special DVD release party in New England!
$4800 | Achieved $4952!!!
UPDATE! (4-25-2011) Thank you so much
to everyone who has help to support this project! Filming is
almost complete and editing is already taking place! We are
still looking to be on schedule for a mid/late May completion.
We will email all donors when the product is ready to be delivered.
Buttons will be ready shortly for regular orders as well as
Q. When will I get my DVD/rewards?
A. We are estimating that the DVDs will be ready in mid-May. Everyone
who donates will be added to a special newsletter which will let
you know exactly how things are going and when you can expect
Q. Can I pick my DVD up?
A. If you're a regular student with Tempest, you could pick up
your DVD in class or at the video release party. If you plan to
be at Tribal Fest or Spring Caravan, ideally you will be able
to pick it up from Tempest in person at her booth!
Q. How does the music download and discount code work?
A. The music used on the DVD will be available online for purchase.
Each donation level will have an increasing amount of discount
code that will be made available when the DVD is released. The
discount code will only be actively available for a limited
amount of time, and sent only to donors. The tracks will also
be available on an upcoming album release from Nathaniel Johnstone
in the future.
Q. I missed the Fundraiser! Will I be able to order the DVD
A. Yes! Pre-order buttons will be up shortly, and then we'll have
regular buttons and will be accepting wholesale inquiries as well.
Have a question not answered by the FAQ? E-mail