Uhhhh......oh, well maybe we went a bit too far in the
fantasy direction with this one, but we are an enigmatic
group of dancers who do like to experiment with creative
innovation in our performances.
For instance, this Andalusia Indian fusion
choreography we did using a Classical Samai 10/8 rhythm
accented with the percussion we created using Gungroos
(Indian ankle bells).
Performed to an intriguing Middle Eastern and Celtic
musical fusion blend, this mesmerizing "candle dance"
depicts the personification of grace and beauty.
Basic Egyptian dance technique is blended into a
fantasy ritualistic appearing dance. An outdoor twilight
or evening performance with lit candles in brightly
colored glass mosaic holders to this powerful music has
been described as no less than breathtaking and
|The VEIL DANCE
"Dance of the Seven Veils" is often what comes to mind
when the term "belly dance" is mentioned.
Though a much debated subject among Oriental Dance
enthusiasts, the consensus leans in the direction of
this being a Hollywood publicist's fantasy.
Veil dancing has evolved primarily as a western
influenced phenomenon. The inspiration and influence can
be directly related to Turkish and Persian classical
style court dances where wisps of silk and gossamer
scarves are used to embellish and enhance the dancer's
Veil dancing today has developed into an art of its
own where whole choreographies are created using exotic
and colorful meters of sheer, floating lengths of fabric
to create a wonderful and whimsical illusion.
This graceful and colorful veil choreography is
performed to a song inspired by the "Sufi". The music is
a modern rendition of a 14th century Sufi song.
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