I took a triip to the world music festival in Dun Laoghaire in Aug
And i was privileged to see Rahani Belly Dancers preform… What an amazing act, they looked both stunning and elegant There was a sence of magic to it!
What is tribal belly dance?
Tribal style is a mixture of both choreographed and largely improvised dance performed by a group of dancers.Tribal style is a mixture of both choreographed and largely improvised dance performed by a group of dancers. There is usually a “chorus” of dancers, often forming a half-moon shape, and from the chorus one, two or three dancers emerge to take centre stage. One dancer leads and, using a learned vocabulary of moves, they improvise their dance. They rely on cues indistinguishable to their audience, the phrasing of the music, the “chemistry” between themselves and eye contact to create a seamless transition between moves. Each dancer has to remain alert and “connected” to fellow dancers. The overall effect relies on all dancers, not on a particular soloist.
Read more about Rashani here
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