“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.”
Hey! Don’t read Portuguese? Are you curious about my work? Here you can read about it, a little at least, in English. My writing is a little bit rusty, so please ignore any grammatical or orthographical mistake. (or comment below pointing the error! 😉 )
Who am I?
Anath Nagendra is my artistic name (its pronunciation is “anath”, with the “th” as a mute “t”, and “nagendra”, with the “g” as well as the “gu” in “guess”), but you can call me by my real name too, Ana. Greetings!
I am a Brazilian belly dancer, born in august 1989, who practices both Traditional belly dance and Tribal Fusion belly dance. I’m a dancer, teacher, choreographer and experimentalist of this two styles. I also practice and teach Raja Yoga and Usui Reiki Ryohô (focused in the spiritual and philosophical aspect), formally. Informally, I also practice Taijiquan and meditation in many ways.
About this site
This site is focused in show my work and inform about me. Here I write about the type of classes I teach, the subjects, aspects that I like to explore, advertise about incoming events, show photos and videos and so on. In addition, I write a blog with subjects concerning dance, yoga, and the others related topics of my interests.
You can find photos and videos of my work in the section “Portfolio”, which is devided in two sections, “Galeria de Fotos” for pictures, and “Audiovisual” for the videos.
My work and interests
I like to say that I’m interested in all aspects of dance – either just a physical activity, a therapeutic one or to bring out your feminine and glamorous side – but I confess that are a perspective more attractive to me: dance as self and creative expression, as internal discovery path, as spiritual ritual, as esoteric tool.
I can create classes for a regular format (weekly, monthly), or punctual activities, such as workshops or courses of variables durations. Also, the subjects can be general or with a specific theme.
My Curriculum and experience
In summer 2018 (southern hemisphere) I completed six years since started belly dancing. I loved it so much that I decided to do this as a way of living and job. I did Formation courses of Traditional Belly Dance with Brysa Mahaila, Tribal Fusion with Joline Andrade and Raja Yoga in ABYOGA school. I also did others activities related with traditional BD, Tribal dance, ATS®, and I continue my studies and researches with dance, yoga and other activities mostly through online classes (such Datura Online), youtube videos and DVDs. When possible, I participate in festivals and events and study with the presential teachers.
However, my academic formation is a graduation degree in Biology and a Master degree in Paleontology, both by UFRGS, the federal university of Rio Grande do Sul.
I hope that you enjoy the site and my work. I’m committed to improve my abilities and art, both to grow as person and artist and to offer a good entertainment, knowledge and tools for the public. ❤
If you have any doubts or curiosity, just contact me for any media (e-mail, Facebook, etc.)!