My name is Mary Beth Abel and I am a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist and open to just about any artistic endeavor.
When performing Middle Eastern dance, I go by the name Genevieve, which was my high school French name and using this name still brings back great memories learning this language from Mademoiselle Morgan at Irmo High School in South Carolina with my great friend, Kelly Stinson.
Currently, I perform in local Seattle and Tacoma events when the opportunity arises. In the past few years, I have become more and more interested in theatrical and mixed media dance performances.
What is happening now?
As 2020 approached, I made a decision to open up my schedule and not say "yes" to any dance commitments.
I completed a performance on January 25th and then I was planning to be free to practice, explore, and create.
Little did I know that the world would turn nearly its entire focus to combatting a novel virus.
So, here I am home 24/7 with few obligations. Sort of. It turns out that being at home with family is kind of all-consuming.
But, I am fortunate to have my husband and my three-year-old to keep me company. Family is what is happening now and my performances are very much oriented toward entertaining my son. In this photo, he is being patient with me as I try to create some fun images in my studio for my 51st birthday. That happened on February 24th, 2020.
Stay well and safe my friends. Reach out to me. Perhaps we can dance with each other virtually!
Recent past performances and upcoming performances:
January 25th: The Shining during Horrific 5
July 18th: Online performance - Hasani's Raq the Harbor Hafla
July 19th: Online performance - Quirky Quarantine Improv Hafla
October 30th: Hasani's Halloween Scream Show