A while ago, I wrote a blog post on working with Silk Fan Veils (one of my favorite belly dance fantasy/fusion props!) for ZeOT magazine.
One of the many movement arts where flexible fingers, adequate wrist mobility and grip strength come in hand(ha!)y.
I’ve just released a free(!) 50-minute Fan Veil FUN-damentals tutorial, so it feels like a good moment to re-share my favorite tips for working with this gorgeous silk prop.
The article covers:
- tips for making the most out of your fan veil movements
- how to break in new fans, and how to get them to flutter
- how to care for them, transport them, cut them to size
- how to tell your left fan from your right – without looking(!)
- last but certainly not least: how to create your own fan veil combinations and free-flowing dances.
Check out the full article here!
- On the history of hand fans in China
- On Buchaechum, or Korean Fan Dance
- On kindness and the Chinese Fan
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