raqs sharky


Beautiful! ♥


Sooooo fierce!  Still absolutely loving this routine by the glorious Shabnam and Mandanah. XD 

(Now, pardon me while I go practice my zills. ;D)

Raks’s Character Sheet

ok, IT WAS HARD! As always PLEASE be kind with my italenglish. I HATE transalte my thoughts, they always look like a 3years old child’s thoughts. I swear I have a good brain! XD I any case….Enjoy Raks. 

Name: Raks Sharki (Raqs Sharqì)

Age: 28

Height: 1,89 cm

Position: drummer on the Doof Wagon

Occupation: exotic dancer at The Polecat with Jace.

Hair: three black dreadlock on the nape tied together with a piece of string

Eyes: Teal

Build: He’s athletic and his muscles are quite defined especially those of the shoulders and arms. As belly dancer his body is flexible and agile.

War Paint: large black strip on his forehead, darker circles aroud his eyes  and a thinner horizontal strip that crosses the face 

Piercings: on the nipples, on the bellybutton and on the ears. 

Body Mods: he has a scarification of the winged scarab on his back, under the Immortan’s symbol as if the scarab was carrying the mark/sun. He has also his drum sticks on forearms and flames on his chest. 

Clothes/Accessorise:  he wears gloves with short fingers,  very large black pants, with some bands of fabrics and pendants tassels and fringes  as others drummers of the Doof Wagon.  When he’s in mission he dresses the typical leather mask as his companions but when he’s in the Citadel he wears a long and big scarf as cowl. Also he has the “classic” belly dance belt composed by a chain and a red scarf, there’re various jingling objects attached to the chain probably found in the Citadel. Surely some of these objects were found by Jace and then brought to Raks as a gift.

About him: Rask has a visual defect, he’s shortsighted and he needs to bring near thing very close to his face to see better. It prevented him to be a driver, or a lancer or a polecat. But  luckily he’s a good sense of rhythm so Coma chose him as one of his drummers. But his weak eyes doesn’t prevent him to dance, the only problem is that he risks to stumble if he’s a very dark place. Once he broke his nose falling from the stairs of a hallway. (STAIRS ARE EVIL). Maybe one day Jace’ll find a pair of glasses to give him also if Raks wouldn’t wear them because he doesn’t like other war boys know about his shortsightedness. Because of this he always try to looks  self-assured and he’s a boundless admiration and devotion for his boss Coma who give him the chance to prove his worth during war.

He also like to be the dominant one and he feels like this when he dance and when he’s with Jace because he perfectly knows to have an ascendente on him. 

He’s also a very good dance teacher and when he works there is nothing that can distract him but Jace’s “shimmying ass”.


Samia Gamal in The Way of the Devil (1963) directed by Kamal Attia


Not the greatest image quality (since it’s crazy hard to get good shots in super-low light like this- especially w/o flash), but I thought y'all might wanna see what few shots I’ve gotten in of me from my most recent performance. ^_^  This was a 2-song Fusion dance routine @ PDX’s Big Sexy, using Cirque du Soleil’s “Egypte” and Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody.” :)  W/major gratitude to those who took pics in the audience and sent them to me, as we’re still waiting for those professional shots.  Can’t wait to see those, too! ^_^)  Swords and (a small) feather fan were included.. and video coming soon! ^_^ 

dancers of all kinds are fucking hardcore athletes and if you disagree go away

ballet is fucking hard as hell
Irish Dancing is goddamned intense and muscley holy shit
hip hop is so fast and sweaty and cardio like whoa
lyrical means you have to be Mr. fucking Fantastic stretchy
Raqs Sharki is amazing with its crazy isolations and body vibrating shimmies
and I’m too tired to think of more but I swear to god each and every one of you dancers out there is a magical beast! !!