A dance from Rajasthan, India which is part of the fusion roots of tribal bellydance as we know it today. Enjoy the movement, the sounds, the colors, the energy of this amazing dance!
Sebastien Soldevila and Emilie Bonnavaud in an act for Cirque de Demain in a Montréal festival. Truly one of the best acro-dance routines I have ever seen. They are well balanced as a team, and the man also acts and … Read More
This video is of Ujbaba from Moscow, the first FC Sister Studio in Russia. Right near the beginning of this performance (in Beijing, China!) is one of my favorite examples of the “lazy susan” turn that I talk about in … Read More
Now here is fusion done really really well. It is what fusion should be–a seamless blending of two styles, in which each style is gently massaged so the two styles become closely entwined. It should minimize the sense of “a … Read More
This year, Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker at the Austin music festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), and delivered a great talk about the evolution of music in his lifetime. What really resonated with me was when he talked about … Read More
Mira Betz is one of those dancers whos name I hear all the time, but have had very little opportunity to see dance in person. A couple Tribal Fests maybe and that’s about it. But whenever I do see her, … Read More
Oh finger cymbals, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! I so adore these simple metal disks, because there is so much musical possibility held in such a simple form factor. The rhythms that move me to … Read More
I knew from the moment this piece started, with the costuming, fingers cymbals, and music (not to mention the lineup of dancers I admire) that this was going to be an Mm Mm Monday that had to go up immediately. … Read More