HOT OFF THE PRESS:
“STRIKE A POSE: HOW TO MAKE THE CAMERA LOVE YOU”
DVD IS SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 2013
Her Majesty’s much-anticipated instructional photo- posing DVD is just getting the finishing touches added on and will be available in late June! Based on her informative workshops, which have sold out worldwide, the “Strike A Pose” DVD gives you the tools for looking amazing in front of the camera. From headshots to full body poses, you’ll learn tips and tricks to achieve beautiful bodylines and interesting angles highlight your assets and hide your flaws. You’ll discover how to analyze the ingredients that make a memorable dance or glamour photograph, and find out how to relax and feel confident in front of the camera, maximizing your best facial features and projecting vibrant emotions. The DVD was shot by director Steve Balderson, and all photos were done on-set by dance photographer extraordinaire Maharet Bryant.
The Princess says:
“Being photogenic is a learned skill…not something you’re born with!”
KARIM NAGI & PRINCESS FARHANA COLLABORATE ON
TURBO TABLA’S NEW SINGLE: “HEART FULL OF CAIRO”
“Heart Full Of Cairo” is a brand new audio single release by Turbo Tabla featuring Princess Farhana. Conceived in the summer of 2012, some time between Cairo Caravan and The Las Vegas Belly Dance Convention, the track is an eclectic ethno soundscape…basically a love letter to their favorite city: Cairo, Egypt.
Princess Farhana wrote and performed the spoken word portion of the piece, and Karim Nagi played drums and provided backing vocals, samples and studio mixing magic…you really have to hear it to believe it!
“Heart Full Of Cairo” can be downloaded on iTunes or www.amazon.com
“THE BELLY DANCE HANDBOOK” COMING SOON!
Based upon her twenty-plus years of on-the-job experience, Princess Farhana’s “The Belly Dance Handbook” is a lifestyle companion for The Thinking Belly Dancer. From “baby bellies” to seasoned professionals, there is something here for dancers of every level…and lots of gorgeous photos and illustrations as well. Full of the signature Royal Wit, the book is written in an easy tone, but addresses everything from costuming to selecting props, community building, how to turn professional, dealing with injuries, stage make up, and even safe travel in the Middle East and North Africa. Plus, dance legend Artemis Mourat wrote the foreward!
The book is in the process of being laid out now and will be available (in’shallah!) by the middle of summer, 2013.
DO NOT ATTEMPT AT HOME…OR ANYWHERE ELSE!
As if “The Belly Dance Handbook” wasn’t enough, Princess Farhana also has another book coming out- this time under her given name, Pleasant Gehman. “Showgirl Confidential: My Life Onstage, Backstage And On The Road” will soon be published by the Los Angeles-based Punk Hostage Press, run by lifetime collaborator and partner-in-crime, writer Iris Berry.
“Showgirl Confidential” is a collection of short stories-all almost unbelievable, but all true, gathered from her thirty-five years spent on the road. The stories span adventures with her all-girl punk rock band touring the USA in the 1980’s, to zany incidents that occurred in Egypt; from wild nights at burlesque gigs to jaw-dropping occurrences that happened at variously location film shoots. Expect the book to be published in August or September of 2013.
THE ROYAL TOURING SCHEDULE 2013… NEW DATES ADDED!
Her Royal Highness has just returned from workshops and performances in the UK, Australia and Hawaii, but isn’t showing any signs of slowing down: She will be making a special guest appearance on the opening night of the Rakkas Istanbul Oriental Festival in Turkey, April 29, 2013!
For more info on this amazing festival:
Princess Farhana is pleased to once again join the teaching staff of MECDA’s Cairo Caravan, on board the luxurious Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, May 301-June 2, where she will be team teaching “Drum Solo Synergy” with international star, Arab percussionist Issam Houshan! Also on board the ship: Rosa Noreen, Amani Jabril, DeVilla, and IAMED’s Paulina…. and don’t forget the Third Annual Princess Farhana “Ghosts & Glitter” all-belly dancer tour on Friday evening, co-hosted by Paranormal investigator (and belly dancer) Crystal Ravenwolf! Full schedule & registration is here: http://www.mecda.org/cairo
Princess Farhana will be visiting St. John, New Brunswick, Canada July 27 & 28, 2013!
Yes… it’s happening again! The Princess will be at Bahaia’s “Camparet” Cabaret Dance Camp” in the Texas Hill Country this October 2013, along with Sa’Diyya and Bahaia. Campfires, crafts, practical jokes, Jello shots, wild critters, pajama parties and of course, tons of belly dancing. Be afraid…be very afraid!
Register here: http://www.cabaretdancecamp.com
PRINCESS IN PRINT AND ON THE WEB
Her Majesty’s blog, “Missives From The Royal Palace: Belly Dance & Beyond” features extensive articles on everything belly dance…as well as glitter and make-up addiction, costume construction, make-up, performance and prop tips, burlesque, crazy stories and general mayhem! Please visit: http://tinyurl.com/cduttep
You can follow Her Royal Highness and her international shenanigans on Twitter: www.twitter.com/princessfarhana and make sure you become a fan on The Princess Farhana Facebook Fan Page, www.facebook.com/princess.farhana which is up-dated constantly with new events and behind-the-scenes photos.
MORE CURRENT DVD RELEASES:
“BOMBSHELL: DRAMATIC MAKE UP FOR THE STAGE, PHOTOS AND GLAMOROUS OCCASIONS WITH PRINCESS FARHANA AND DEVILLA”
This super-popular DVD is a double disc set that is a collaboration between Princess Farhana and professional make up artist and belly dancer DeVilla, who has over twenty years of experience doing faces for feature films and television.
“Bombshell” features complete step-by-step instruction for eight high -powered looks, great for dancers (or party girls) of any style. Instruction includes Arabic Eyes, Smokey Eyes, Silent Movie Star/1920’s, Retro Pin-Up, Swinging’ Sixties and Golden Goddess. There are also entire instructional segments on applying false eyelashes, base and primer, contouring, how-to’s for hooded eyes, and Asian eyes, and Mature Glamour…for women “of a certain age”- there’s something for everyone!
View the “Bombshell” promotional video here:
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BACK IN STOCK: MATA HARI T-SHIRTS
The 100% cotton women’s spaghetti-strap camisoles and baby doll fitted T-shirts are available again here: http://tinyurl.com/cblqyuj Available in M, L, XL and as a fitted baby doll T-shirt with short sleeves in XXL
SPONSORING THE PRINCESS
Princess Farhana is available worldwide for workshops, seminars and performances, and is currently filling in bookings for 2013