Posts Tagged ‘Sherene Schostak’

We will have high res downloadable posters on the Knickerbocker site.  Stay tuned for details.

TBW 11 x 17 cubed small


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Inspiring punk rock princess Betsey Johnson celebrated her 67th birthday today in NYC.  TBW’s Sherene and Katelan (Constellation Magazine) were there to celebrate.  Click the pic for more photos from this event.

betsey party3sm

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billycover72Interviews with Reverend Billy Talen, Green Party candidate for Mayor of NYC, Shien Lee of Dances of Vice, and Stephanie Gailing, author of Planetary Apothecary.  Constellation also has a blog in addition to the magazine.  http://constellationmagazine.wordpress.com  Blog is run by Sherene Schostak Editor and Publisher, Katelan Foisy Art director and Publisher and Amanda K. Campbell Assistant Editor.

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“Vintage Bellydance takes us to the set of director Michel’s latest project, in a studio in Egypt, around 1959. Michel is holding auditions for his latest project, as he needs to find a replacement for his lead actress, Kalthoum–a superstar, who has gone missing. Michel sees six young dancers: the ingénue, the gypsy, the siren, the diva, and even his wife, in hopes of finding a replacement 4 his star. Will Kalthoun show her face? What is the future of Michel’s film? Vintage Bellydance takes us behind the scenes of Michel’s film in order to explore the real lives of these diverse vintage starlets, through their dreams and their realities.” -Sherene Vismaya

I’ll post pics of the performances as soon as I get them, until then here are some lovely shots of the wonderful people of Vintage Belly Dance.


Anasma Vuong, Jeniviva, Sherene Vismaya, Kelly, and Katelan Foisy


Sherene Vismaya, Tet Kay, Katelan Foisy, Yasmine, and Blanca(front)


Sherene Vismaya, Tet Kay, Katelan Foisy, Yasmine


Sherene Vismaya and Katelan Foisy


The producers!


Tet Kay


Katelan being very proud of her outfit and hair.

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What was your experience like with TBW?

Amazing in so many ways. It’s like a visual form of journaling and an unbelievable tool for self-reflection. It brings deep consideration of how we perceive ourselves, want to be perceived, and imagine others perceive us. It brings the concept of “image” as in one’s persona, reflection, inside reflecting out etc. to a whole new level. There’s also a very playful glamour to the whole thing–like playing dress-up when you’re a kid but then kind of destroying the cliche of self as “object” by choosing the terms, the lens, and the background for which you wish to be perceived. Of course when all is said and done, you’ve already changed and want to do the whole thing all over–but that might just be me.

What was the inspiration for your images?

One hundred bills spread all over my bed, handbags, the interesting anonymity/privacy/sexual/escape elements of bathrooms.

What did you learn about yourself from the experience?

That the archetypes of money, sexuality, and elimination hold a special place in my Scorpionic psyche. And interestingly enough, as much as I loathe having my picture taken, when in total control of all the elements–being the control freak I am—it’s actually wildly fun!

Do you feel you are in the same state of mind as when you started?

I feel it has definitely sparked a new love of abusing the self-timer function on my camera. Wait, that’s not really a mind-set–that’s a camera set.

What advice would you give to those wanting to take their own portraits?

Don’t censor your impulses. Start with exactly where you are right now and go from there. The images will start pouring out. Its an instant obsession and so healing for our self-image as women. Instead of being objectified by the lens of the patriarchy, we are taking our beauty and our inner beasts into our own hands.

Background: I’m a Jungian Psychoanalyst, Astrologer and Bellydancer. If this were a different time and place I would simply describe my vocation as a Priestess, because that’s what all of the healing arts boil down to in the end.

Location: New York City baby!

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Virtue: Decadence

Vice: Decadence

Secret Self Esteem Booster: Shiseido Red #415

What Inspires You: Avatars, Bette Davis, Adam Ant, Revolution, Madrid, Black Pug Dogs, Amarone.

Playlist (give 5-10 songs on your ipod)

“Scentless Apprentice” Nirvana

“Feed me with your kiss” My Bloody Valentine

“Salute Your Solution” Raconteurs
“Passenger” Deftones

“In Your House” The Cure

“Tomorrow” The Smiths

“Leaving California” PJ Harvey

“Telepathy” Swans

“Oru Tulli” Ammachi

“Cherub Rock” Smashing Pumpkins


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Friday June 26th at 9pm
Tix are on sale now!
Seating is very limited…
Please join us for a unique exploration of seven classic female archetypes
in a unique take on “performance meets behind the scenes” making of old vintage Bellydance films.

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Featuring the wonderfully talented and ridiculously gorgeous Lenora Claire, interviews with Pixie Vision and Dutzi, Photo essays by Emily Poole and Christina Labey, Snarky Sag with Amanda Kaczmarek, and write up on the Dolly Sisters PinUp group.  Click the pic to buy the issue.

In other news Katelan Foisy has her etsy store back up and running.  Keep a look out for new art and portraits to be added.  Once again click the pic to redirect you to the website.



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