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Tribal Fusion Portfolio Tribal Fusion Portfolio focuses on the many facets of the ever-evolving bellydance genre known as Tribal Fusion. From

visionary

dancers

and

choreographers

to

innovative photographers, avant guarde costumery, ancient artifacts, and gritty locations, we invite you to explore a kaleidoscope of dust, feathers, lace, and fading twilight. The Nevermore issue presents Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

with

illustrations

from

Moria

Chappell’s

Cemetery Photoshoot and photographs of the burial ground where Edgar Allan Poe is interred.


Contributors


Cover

Moria Chappell    

Model

Moria Chappell  graces  stages  around  the  globe  bringing   the  exquisite  art  of  Tribal  Fusion  Bellydance  to  its  utmost   in  elegance,  darkness,  and  intensity  of  expression.    Tribal   Fusion  is  an  eclectic  expression  of  the  moves  and   emotions  born  from  the  lands  and  heart  of  the  Middle   East  and  beyond.         With  an  underpinning  of  the  old  and  the  authentic,  and   by  infusing  antique  jewelry,  textiles,  and  musical   instruments  which  connote  the  essence  of  these  ancient   cultures,  an  American  ear  for  industrial  rebellion  is  then   juxtaposed  and  layered  atop,  thereby  weaving  in  the   contemporary  myth,  styles,  and  beliefs  of  a  modern  era.     Moria  creates  her  whimsical  mixture  of  enchanting   darkness  by  embodying  the  mythos  of  a  modern   industry  with  the  legends  of  a  forgotten  ancestry.    Her   work  is  detailed  and  enigmatic,  heralding  from  a   childhood  of  Bohemian  upbringing  where  value  was   placed  on  beauty  and  the  truth  of  artistic  expression.     Ms.  Chappell  is  the  Artistic  Director  for  Bellydance   Superstars.    She  can  be  found  on  the  web  at   www.moriachappell.com  


Poem “The Raven”  

Edgar Allan  Poe    

Edgar Allan  Poe    (January  19,  1809  –  October  7,  1849)  was  an   American  author,  poet,  editor,  and  literary  critic,  considered  part  of   the  American  Romantic  Movement,  and  as  a  subordinate  genre,   Gothic  fiction,  which  lies  in  the  reader  finding  pleasure  embedded   within  the  terror.   Best  known  for  his  tales  of  mystery  and  the  macabre,  Poe  was  one   of  the  earliest  American  practitioners  of  the  short  story  and  is   generally  considered  the  inventor  of  the  detective  fiction  detective   genre.  He  is  further  credited  with  contributing  to  the  emerging   genre  of  science  fiction.    He  was  the  first  well-­‐known  American   writer  to  try  to  earn  a  living  through  writing  alone,  resulting  in  a   financially  difficult  life  and  career.  

 


Photo shoot Joel Valencia  

Photographer  

Joel Valencia  is  a  photographer  living  in  Birmingham,   Alabama.    During  his  photography  shoots  he  looks  for  what   he  calls,  “The  Decisive  Moment.”   Joel  feels  that  there  is  “a  perfect  moment  when  everything   comes  together—the  right  composition,  the  right  light,  the   right  emotion.    I'm   always   looking  for  that   m oment   and   when  I   c apture   it   I   know  I've  c aptured  s omething   special.     That's   all  I 've  e ver   wanted   o ut  o f  p hotography,  a nd   hopefully—what  p eople  w ant   out  o f  m y   photos.”   Mr.   Valencia   c an   be   found   o n   the   web   at   http://www.joelv.com.    


Portfolio

Dahna Lorrain  Koth    

Editor &  Graphic  Designer    

Dahna Koth  serves  as  Marketing  Director  and  Fellow  of  the  Mythic   Imagination  Institute.    In  this  capacity,  she  produced  and  co-­‐wrote   with  Honora  Foah  over  a  dozen  full-­‐length  radio  programs  and   continues  to  serve  as  creative  consultant  for  Mythic  Imagination   Magazine.   Ms.  Koth  is  also  Director  of  Creative  Services  for  the  international   business  group,  DLK  Ltd.    As  a  writer  and  creative  director,  her   clients  in  corporate  communications  and  business  theatre  have   included  Fortune  500  companies  such  as  Coca-­‐Cola,  BellSouth,  Eli   Lilly,  SAAB,  Ritz-­‐Carlton,  Delta  Airlines,  Cingular,  and  Nortel   Networks.   Prior  to  joining  DLK  Ltd.,  Ms.  Koth  was  Creative  Director  for  two  of   the  nation’s  top  corporate  communications  firms,  PGI  and  The  Jack   Morton  Company.    At  Conduit  Communications,  she  served  as  Vice   President  of  Marketing  &  Development  specializing  in  television   programming  and  joint  venture  relations  with  New  World   Entertainment.   The  Mythic  Imagination  Institute  can  be  found  on  the  web  at   www.mythicimagintion.or.      


Moria Chappell Portfolio: Nevermore  

Moria Chappell explores Gothic Romance via Edgar Allan Poe

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