About Miranda


Graceful & Grounded.

भवता भवत्या सह संयोग: सन्तोषकर A little about Miranda Moon:  One of her most memorable introductions to dance was with fire poi from fellow vagabonds and yogis when frequenting Rainbow Gatherings, music festivals and Golden Gate Park on her travels in 2005. Welcomed into a new and loving artistic community, spontaneous fire (poi) dances became her first public performances, though, she has danced free-form her whole life. She began her training in American belly dance in 2007 with her primary foundation and focus on American Tribal & Tribal Fusion. It did not take long for Miranda to become a full devotee of these dances; Admiring the earthy and fluid movement qualities, she found belly dance to be astoundingly therapeutic and something well worth squeezing into her busy schedule of raising her young son.  A few months later she opened up her studies to include traditional Middle Eastern and Cabaret belly dance styles.  In 2008 Miranda began performing at Middle Eastern restaurants, neighborhood festivals, street fairs, night clubs, non-profit fundraisers and belly dance festivals around the Mid-West. She also collaborated performances  with talented groups such as internationally acclaimed band Rising Appalachia (Asheville, NC), Boheme Tribal Belly Dance (Kalamazoo, MI), band Mid-East by Mid-West (Madison,WI) and was a member in EDM performance duo, CONJUNCT alongside Əиɔячpʇion (Madison, WI).        (continued below)

Pregnant belly dance
Belly dance performance 6 months pregnant
with my daughter at the Brink Lounge, Madsion, WI.

Dancing with Fire @ Love & Happiness Fest ’17

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Boheme TribalMy time with Boheme Tribal… (photos by Bethalynne Bajema)

Miranda performing with middle-eastern music band, Mid-East by Midwest, at Monroe Street Fair, Madison, WI

 

Performing with middle-eastern music band, Mid-East by Midwest, at Monroe Street Fair, Madison, WI

Currently she continues to deepen her relationship with dance by offering instruction. Miranda feels driven to give back all the divine knowledge she’s learned of these therapeutic, ancient art forms; she takes a holistic approach with her instruction merging mind with body movement, centering oneself in the creative space for dance to flow. With the realization we never stop being students of life, Miranda continues studying the extensive  historical influences and contributing cultural fusions which makes up what  we call “Belly Dance” today. Her most recent inspiration comes from her studies of time-less Classical Indian Dance (Odissi) and Flamenco.

Fusing together an accumulation of traditional world dances, modern club dance and yoga; Miranda is known for her entrancing dance performances and is the founder and artistic director of  performance troupe, Chandraya Dance Collective.

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