Ispahan Magazine, Volume 4 - Autumn Edition 2012
Oriental Cocooning! Given the countless number of heart warming messages, thoughtful e-mails and enthousiatic notes concerning the previous -Summer- edition of this magazine, it is save to say that we are on the right path! Filled with pride and joy, we present to you this brand new Autumn issue, the last one of this year. Until 2013! Text & Photographs by Kashka
The days are getting shorter, the temperatures colder and we are all getting ready for winter. If you, like me, are merely an amateur dancer, your performance season will probabely be over by now, maybe one more workshop to attend, one more show to visit, but after that there will be a new, calmer order of developing and rehearsing new choreographies and slowly preparing for next years performances. Which haflaâ€™s will you attend, whoâ€™s invitation to dance will you receive? It is still to early to tell.. And soon, the holiday season will start, family and friends will gather around the fire, drinking hot drinks in stead of cold ones. You will find yourself sitting on your sofa a lot more, under a blanket to keep you warm. Thank god for socks, cardigans and central heating! A perfect time for Cocooning.. being comfortably tugged in, feeling safe and warm, staying indoors. To read a book, to listen to music, to dream about your next holiday and to find that one specific recipe you were looking for. In this edition of ISPAHAN Magazine, you will find all you need to day dream away, while leaning comfortably against soft cushions. Or perhaps you will finally have the time to redecorate that room in the attic, in Arabian style? Get inspired by the lovely get aways, featured in this magazine. Create your own small get away, burn incense and select music to dance to, dream of new adventures and spend time with friends, looking at old Samia Gamal movies and drinking spicy tea. Now is the time to mend old costumes, to update
your web site or to design new business cards.. A time also, for all those other hobbies you have been neglecting during summer! And you might also get inspired to write your own story down, your experiences as a Oriental dancer, or a review of that one show you saw, that left a lasting impression on you. We would be happy to receive those stories here, at ISPAHAN Magazine. Or perhaps you would like to comment of one of the stories in this issue. So when it is cold outside, raining and stormy weather, get behind that computer and write away! We would also like to hear from you, if you want to share a specific photograph you made at a hafla or show, which has a story behind it, or if you have been on a special -Oriental dance- trip abroad and you have lovely pictures to show us. Please take a look at page for all the details and specifications. But for now: back to Cocooning! The hot chocolade, the baking madness, lighting candles, warm marshmellows, the shop windows filled with sparkling decorations, or the festive Hijri New Year celebration. Perhaps you are a bit sad to see summer end, but what a lovely season to look forward to! So join me and dive into the warm and cosy world that is called ISPAHAN Magazine..! Enjoy!
With love, Kashka (editor) ISPAHAN 05
ISPAHAN Magazine, an Oriental Dance Glossy. Autumn issue.