Monday, August 8, 2011

New Classes with Lacy Perry!

Most members of the metro Atlanta belly dance community know ebullient redhead Lacy Perry, as the owner of Beledi Boutique or through her performances with Sherar.  And you may have noticed more solo performances from Lacy in the past year or so -- she has become a skilled performer in her own right!

The latest evolution in Lacy's dance career?  Classes!  Lacy is now teaching technique and choreography classes in the Johns Creek/Alpharetta area, and a new six-week session starts Tuesday, August 16.  From 7:30 to 8:30 on Tuesdays, Lacy's Drills & Skills class will help dancers of any level build their Tribal technique and polish the movements included in the choreography class that begins at 8:30.  In this class, Lacy will teach original Tribal fusion choreographies in a variety of styles.

The first six-week session will be focused on Lacy's original choreography "The Devil in the White City," which wowed the audience at Tribal Delight in Hampton Roads, VA this March.  Watch the video of this performance, then sign up for Lacy's class so you can learn it yourself.  Save money and pre-register online!

This performance was reviewed by Anna Maria Cancelli in the July/August issue of Zaghareet!:
"Lacy Perry graced the stage with an emotive theatrical fusion piece which narrated the story of three victims who were either murdered by H.H. Holmes or related to the Holmes murders that occurred during the time of the World's Fair. Through an analysis of characters in Eric Larson's 'The Devil the White City', Lacy created three distinct characters in her riveting montage performed to a compilation of three songs, 'The Bird Girl' and 'French Postcards', both by Circus Contraption, and 'Velvet Revolution' by Tori Amos. Portraying characters with poignant stories, Lacy's first vignette interpreted the longing and sorrow felt by victim Carrie Pietzel whose husband and children were murdered in a most heinous manner. The second character Lacy brought to life was Emeline Cigrand, a 'starry-eyed young woman' who was pregnant with Holmes's chald, dosed with chloroform, then locked in a vault to suffocate. Lacy's third portrayal was a composite characterization of Holmes's female victims from his objectifying perspective. Lacy specifically chose 'Velvet Revolution' which includes the phrases, 'killers of the children' and violating a 'new commandment' so that she could interpret the lyrics through her dance 'as a condemnation of Holmes to the hell of never-ending vengeance by the women he murdered.' Lacy brought it all from fluid moves to social justice."


  1. Oh, the link to class registration is broken. Here it is:

  2. Thanks, Lacy! Sorry about that... I fixed the link.