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Book release celebration with KHALIMA!

  • Chop Suey Books 2913 W Cary St Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

Join us to celebrate the release of Dance Vines by Khalima. Khalima is an RVA based career dancer, artist, singer, writer, and owner of Illumination Dance Studio. Illumination is Richmond's own bellydance studio and community space, and the home of SEEDs (Self-Esteem, Empowerment, and Education through Dance) for teens. Dance Vines was conceptualized and created by Khalima, alongside Arlechina Verdigris of RDI Publications, and is the newest addition to their tapestry of their colorful dance creations. 

Dance Vines is a simple, handy journal for dancers and others to chronicle their creativity through the year. This fancy hands-on logbook features a helpful monthly calendar, with several pages for notes, dreams, and networking for each cycle of the moon. There are also sections in the back for recipes, resources, and even a guide to the night sky (Northern Hemisphere), anatomy charts, drum pattern pages, and fifteen coloring book pages spread throughout. Each one was based on a 19th century painting with subjects ranging across Spain and North Africa to Italy, Greece, Persia and India. A new edition of Dance Vines will be created each year, and is designed to withstand the creative rigors of dancers of all stripes!