Doe Demure Performing fusion belly dance for Zara Dance and Anna Arabella's Cairo, Egypt, based Samhain online Zoom hafla, with star guests Aziza, and Doaa. Filming: Digital Mechanic
Doe Demure explores her "shadow self" in this Batman comic inspired Gothic fusion belly dance:
Chicas Locas Burlesque perform their socially distanced bad girl striptease! Created through online Zoom classes with Doe Demure. Video editing by Digital Mechanic:
Doe Demure Presents: Leicester, A Forgotten City
Dreamt up during the first UK National lockdown, this 15 minute dance uses the voice of Burlesque parody (without the strip) and Contemporary Fusion Bellydance to explore feelings of lockdown isolation, and those forced to continue working throughout the pandemic in illegally cramped conditions (such as at Leicester’s Boohoo clothing ‘sweatshop’, for as little as £3.50 an hour). The greed of the wealthy corporation owners driving the spread of disease is contrasted by the joy of nature thriving without human pollution when the world briefly ‘stopped’- a representation of the hope and inevitable re-growth following any collective trauma in history.
Leicester was the first UK city to be placed into local lockdown and some say it has been left there and forgotten. The dancers learned this piece via Zoom, only meeting in person on the day of filming. Filmed at Attenborough Arts Centre and set to the ambient sounds of Leicester musician Tablic.
Glamorous vintage belly dance performed by Skytribe Fusion Bellydance in a socially distanced routine learned through live Zoom classes with Doe Demure:
Doe Demure & Chicas Locas Burlesque socially distanced performance for Christmas 2020. Choreography by Doe Demure. Video editing by Digital Mechanic:
Doe Demure & Chicas Locas Burlesque performing at Skytribe Dance Studio for Halloween 2020. Choreography by Doe Demure. Filming & editing by Digital Mechanic:
Chicas Locas Burlesque 'Freak' socially distanced routine created during Lockdown 2020. Created through online rehearsals with Doe Demure:
Skytribe Fusion Bellydance 'Hocus Pocus' socially distanced routine created during Lockdown 2020. Created through online rehearsals with Doe Demure:
Live online cabaret show produced by Doe Demure for Barefoot Festival during Lockdown 2020, with artists performing from their homes and studios via Zoom. Warning- contains nudity in the form of burlesque in the second half of the show:
BBC News feature on Doe Demure's burlesque classes at Skytribe dance studio March 2019:
Halloween 'surprise' Flashmob commissioned by Mecca Bingo, directed by Doe Demure October 2019. Filming & editing by Digital Mechanic:
Flashmob commissioned by Tutti Rouge lingerie for their #illegalcleavage campaign, directed by Doe Demure:
Skytribe fusion belly dancers taking part in Akram Khan's Big Dance pledge. Choreography by Akram Khan, directed by Doe Demure. Filming and editing by UnusedSticker Productions: