About Miranda


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

 

Currently, I continue to deepen her relationship with dance by offering instruction. I feel driven to give back all the divine knowledge I have learned of these therapeutic, ancient art forms; moving with a holistic approach to instruction while 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, I continue studying the extensive  historical influences and contributing cultural fusions which makes up what  we call “Belly Dance” today. As I flow thru a fusion accumulation of traditional world dances, modern club dance and yoga; I am grateful for all the feedback from entrancing dance performances.  I am also the founder and artistic director of  performance troupe, Chandraya Dance Collective, and I look forward to dancing near you soon 😉

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