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Relations Comic by Pepper Alexandria
Remember me? I'm your long lost cousin!
Fusion, Bedouin, What's the Difference? 4 DVDs reviewed
and compared by Rebecca Firestone
When I see a dancer I really like, I want to *be* her,
or him, right at that moment. My heart leaps at the music and then
leaps again when I see what they're doing. With this one, I was
interested, but not that engaged.
of “Tribal Beats for the Urban Streets”by
Most songs had hardly any trace of Arabic music influence.
Tribal Beats for the Urban Streets contains pop club music that
is taking a risk when delving into the realm of the belly dance
world. Will the electronic music on this CD still be the trend
in ten years or will it be old news?
Soltice Festival, Belly Dance in Spain- Part 2, Photos
held June 23-26, 2006. Part Two- The Evening Show, Event
organized by Maria Cresswell of Tribal Girona at Sanctuari Els
Arcs, Girona, Spain. A medieval hostelry with a chapel, set in
the beautiful volcanic natural park of La Garrotxa near the picturesque
village of Santa Pau.
Soltice Festival, Belly Dance in Spain- Part 1, Photos
held June 23-26, 2006. Part One- Workshops and Setting,
Event organized by Maria Cresswell of Tribal Girona at Sanctuari
Els Arcs, Girona, Spain. A medieval hostelry with a chapel, set
in the beautiful volcanic natural park of La Garrotxa near the
picturesque village of Santa Pau.
of the Tribes 2006 Photos by Juddy Lane, submitted
by Maja, Event Sponsor, April 2006
A Belly dance festival specializing in "Tribal Fusion" including
dance from culturals other than from the Middle East or North Africa.
Rituals and Beyond: Exploring Current Controversies in
Middle Eastern Dance by Barbara Grant
If you are like me, (I know that many are not) you first
responded viscerally and negatively to both situations. Then, as
the shock wore off, perhaps you tried to make sense of it all.
- Kabob by Lynette, Warning, possibly disturbing
The punctures appear to go under the skin into the subcutaneous
fat layer and not through muscle tissue.
Spirit of the Dance: A Response to the Criticism of my
Tribal Fest 2006 “Pierced Wings”Performance by
I was originally hesitant to write this article regarding
my Tribal Fest 2006 “Pierced Wings”performance as I
personally believe that a performance should not have to be explained
by the artist, rather it should rely on what it evokes in others.
Fest 2006, May 19 in Sebastopol photos by Susie Poulelis
Performances from Saturday late afternoon including: BlackSheep,
London Belly Beat! by Alexandria
have nothing against tribal or fusion styles and seem to enjoy
all belly dance.
First (and definately not the last!) Tribal Cafe! by
was the first all tribal belly dance event sponsored by MECDA IE
and took place on August 21st, 2004 in Montclair, California.
Tribal Fusion Festival in Florida by Maja, the Girl
from the Nile
If we have a dream, we should go for it….
Sacred Surprise of Tribal Fest 3 by Shahana Cartahi
I now understand, in retrospect, that I had been really drawn to
Tribal Fest 3 for another reason.
Fest 3 photos by Lynette
Event produced by Ellen Cruz and Kajira, held May 17 and
18, 2003, in Sebastopol, CA
Dancer's Guilt, a Response to Naajidah, by Miles Copeland
People have occasionally suggested Arabs would be “horrified”by
the inclusion of the Tribal style in our show but I can tell you
that this style is extremely popular with Middle Easterners who
come to our show.
Evening with The American Bellydance Superstars,
Reviewed by Sierra
Civic Auditorium, March 3, 2007. "Even though
the dancing from Egyptian cabaret to tribal and venues in between
is incredibly bold, excellent in stylizing and format…it
truly is an American tableau of how we represent this art."
Throwdown Photos and Workshop Review for Heather Stants’“Appetite
for Deconstruction: Urban Tribal Style”Review
by Eleyda Photos by Brad
March 17, 2007 Live Oak Center in Berkeley. Heather’s task was to transmit
that fusion thought in the workshop. She did an excellent job.
of Americanistan CD “Mosaic” by Yasmela
CD will certainly be a welcome addition to a Tribal dancer’s
Tribal Dance, Tribal Drums”by Helm Review by
Yasmine, Sirens In Sanity
like this is a gift.
review -Fil Waha by Helm, reviewed by Yasmela
From raucous funky tribal tunes to lovely complex rhythms from southern Persia,
Tales review by Kajira Djoumahna
moods and flavors of the varied songs on this CD are sure to be
useful for dancers and listeners who like something out of the
ordinary to challenge and delight.
Bible Reviewed by Shelley Muzzy/Yasmela
And I suppose to some dancers, it is a way of life. There is repeated emphasis
placed on the concepts of bonding, healing, empowering, and connecting throughout
the book. From the sound of it, American women are desperate to connect, to be
part of a tribe, to belong.
9-18-00 Tribal Style Made Easy by
Book review of "Turban
to Toe Ring", by Dawn Devine Brown and Barry Brown
Serpent Rouge Reviewed by Yasmela
The blending of theater and dance was really outstanding
with broad comedy moving seamlessly into dance.
Flame and Shadow Performance Review by Princess Farhana
To this observer, the production seemed like an important
breakthrough in oriental style Dance Theater.