Carol Tandava Henning's BLOOD ON THE VEIL to Return to Write Act Repertory Theatre, 8/4-9/29

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The gold, the silk, the magical clink of finger cymbals. Carol Tandava Henning brings to the stage a personal journey that does not stop moving in physical or cerebral space. In this theater work, the mind and the body are truly one. In the Western world, bellydancing calls up sexualized images of bachelor parties or extras in a Cecil B. DeMille biblical film. Yet Tandava's piece comes out of agony - art is always born from suffering in one way or another. With wit and humor she traces her personal journey into bellydancing as well as the dance's authentic cultural roots and positive effects on both body and soul.

The multi-disciplined, Brooklyn-born actor/writer/bellydancer Carol Henning - stage name Tandava - Sansrkit for the god Shiva's dance of destruction and rebirth - went from ballet shoes at five to stand-up comedy in her teens, to T. Schreiber and several NYC theater companies in her 20s, but had to leave the stage when struck with a traumatic abdominal injury at age 30. The corrective surgery, exacerbated by the lower back disc herniation, limited her mobility and caused severe scarring inside and out. Nothing in western medicine restored her health or mobility, nor did yoga, pilates, or tai chi. But when Tandava began taking SharQui, the fitness-based bellydance method, her appreciation for her body changed; she developed strength, deep physical and emotional awareness, and a new understanding of body-image, beauty, and the healing power of dance.

Every performance features three or more exquisite guest bellydancers of varying ages, backgrounds, shapes, sizes - male and female - who perform a variety of styles including Egyptian, Turkish, Folkloric, Iraqi, American Tribal, American Cabaret, Fusion, and more! Directed by Jeffrey Fiske (The Screwtape Letters, Boudica).

Guest dancers include: Aszmara, Kris Amez, Alia Berezov, Mark Balahadia, Chadia, Cherrelle Davis, Matt Elliott, Queen Esma, Mimi Fontana, Regina Hardatt, Kaitlin Hines, Petite Jojo, Jehan Kamal, Kirah, Kay Kiz'iah, Julia Kulakova, LaUra, Eshtar Lucretia, Paméla Miel, Jean Musacchio, Morocco, Torkom Movsesiyan, Syrena Nikole, Jenny RaQs, Salit, Samara, Shoshana, Anahid Sofian, Calixta Starr, Tarik Sultan, Naomi Takahashi, Manhattan Tribal, Tatianna, and Sharon Zaslaw.

Performance Dates, TImes & Prices

Tuesday, Feb 17 2015 8:00 PM - Pay What You Can ($1 to reserve a seat online)

Wednesday, Feb 18 2015 2:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Wednesday, Feb 18 2015 8:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Thursday, Feb 19 2015 8:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Friday, Feb 20 2015 8:00 PM - $20 online, $25 at the door

Saturday, Feb 21 2015 2:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Saturday, Feb 21 2015 8:00 PM - $20 online, $25 at the door

Sunday, Feb 22 2015 3:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Tuesday, Feb 24 2015 8:00 PM - Pay What You Can ($1 to reserve a seat online)

Wednesday, Feb 25 2015 2:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Wednesday, Feb 25 2015 8:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Thursday, Feb 26 2015 8:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Friday, Feb 27 2015 8:00 PM - $20 online, $25 at the door

Saturday, Feb 28 2015 2:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

Saturday, Feb 28 2015 8:00 PM - $20 online, $25 at the door

Sunday, Mar 01 2015 3:00 PM - $15 online, $20 at the door

All performances take place at

Theater for the New City

Community Theater

155 First Avenue

NYC 10009

Tickets: http://bloodontheveil.com/

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