Black Forest Tribal Festival, now in its fifth year, is taking place September 11th to 14th in Offenburg, Germany, which is at the border with France. Valizan, of the Shades of Araby, has been invited to add a little colour to the Black Forest Festival with two workshops. He will be one of the featured […]
Paulette Rees-Denis, the Director of the Gypsy Caravan Dance Company, International will be in Toronto for 2 days this September presenting workshops on tribal bellydance technique. The world renowned The Gypsy Caravan Dance Company, International is a contemporary tribal bellydance troupe. Lead by Paulette the troupe’s signature tribal styling is a fusion of several influences […]
The Spring Tribal Series taught by Orkideh Serpentina is a good foundation for group improvisational, tribal bellydance. It runs Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30pm, starting March 3rd at Habeeba’s Dance Studio. Orkideh began studying bellydance in 2000 in New York City. Her foundation may have been in American Cabaret with Safiya, a member of […]
Susan Frankovich, an American-born dancer, is a master of the slow and slinky and possibly one of the tribal scene’s secret gems. Hailing from Reno, Nevada, she has spent time in New York City as a member of Alchemy Dance Theatre and Bellyqueen and in the Bay Area, where she collaborated with Mira Betz, Elizabeth […]
A delightful evening of non-traditional belly dance presented by the Dark Side Studios, Inversion: Noir featured eleven dancers. Each dancer had been asked to perform two pieces. One was to reflect the theme of the evening, while the other was allowed to be of their choosing. Below are some sample images taken by Paul Devisser of PDV Photography.