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Bagoas Dances

Normally I would be skeptical of someone who dances under the name Bagoas, as after all that's filling some pretty big shoes, but a friend of mine linked to this guy and oh. Just oh.

He could be my Bagoas. Be sure to watch all the way through.


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Feb. 16th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
Goodness. Maybe it's just me waiting for the morning caffeine to kick in, but all I could think was, "that's gotta take an impressive amount of muscle control."

In any case, I am awake now. Yow.

Is Bagoas a historical name, by any chance?
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
Yow is the word, isn't it? :)

Yes, Bagoas is a historical person, and a main character in my book Stealing Fire. Which you might like, especially if you read slash.
Feb. 17th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
I don't think that I could give an honest opinion on slash either way, since I haven't exposed myself to much of it. (Though I can't say that I actively seek out het either, so.)

I mostly like books that put a lot of effort into worldbuilding, like Dune or Discworld, or stories that otherwise really show off the setting. And I've always had a love for Ancient Egypt, so I might check it out even so.
Feb. 18th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
Well, there is certainly worldbuilding in Stealing Fire! You might enjoy it very much.
Feb. 16th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing. You are very right, the name - it's filling pretty big shoes. The muscle control is amazing but otherwise - I didn't like it. IMHO, Fransicso Bosch was far better in the movie, more fluid, his whole body was involved in dancing, here are just parts. But it's all very individual, I guess.

On a different note, still about Bagoas, though I have no idea about dancing abilities of Jaye Davidson (he played Ra in the original Stargate) but I always thought that he would make perfect Bagoas. What do you think?
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
Jaye Davidson does have the right look, doesn't he? I have no idea if he can dance, but yeah....
Feb. 16th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Goodness! And he's very pretty too.
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
Oh so pretty! And wow what a dancer!
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)

I dance, and I didn't think the spine could move quite like that until he did it. Definitely Bagoas.
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
He's amazing, isn't he? And the hair....
Feb. 17th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC)
Excellent control/definition! Lovely in parts.
Feb. 17th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
I thought so. A friend of mine linked this, and I'm so glad she did.
Feb. 17th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)

Found this illo on dA, which I think you might like.

Amazing muscle control, but not for me. 'Tribal fusion belly dancing'. Now there's a phrase I've never heard before.
Feb. 18th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
OH my! That is utterly lovely! Wow! Thank you for linking!
Bagoas Raqs
Feb. 21st, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Oh my! Thanks so much for all your kind words! I'm really flattered that you posted one of my videos! =)

*hugs and shimmies*


Edited at 2012-02-21 03:53 pm (UTC)
Feb. 22nd, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
You're very welcome! You're an amazing dancer, and watching your videos was like seeing my Bagoas come to life. Bagoas is a major character in my book Stealing Fire, about what happens in the three years after Alexander's death, and you brought to life what I had only imagined!
Bagoas Raqs
Feb. 23rd, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Ah! You're too kind! I'll have to add it to my reading list! =)I'm slowly working my way through the Wraeththu series - maybe after that!

Let me know if you have any other books coming out =) I'm always looking for new reading material on this topic.

Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Oh good series! I hope you enjoy it!

I haven't done another book with Bagoas, but there's a short story with him in my anthology, The Ravens of Falkenau and other stories, about Alexander's eventual funeral in Alexandria, thirty years later. He's not the main character, but of course he's arranging the procession and making sure everything is perfect. As he would, of course. :)
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