Sunday, April 12, 2009

What a Show!!!!!

Wow! I'm still on cloud 9 from watching the best show I've seen in a long time. Tiffany and Kimberly awesome job ladies putting the Tribal Pura weekend together at Plaza de Anaya!!!

It was a packed house last night and so great to see friends I have seen in such a long time. The show started off with Kamalah a local ATS group from Phoenix and Heather teaches at Plaza de Anaya and studied with Devyania and Lenay from San Francisco.

Divine Chaos took the stage next a local Tribal Fusion group based in Phoenix with members previously from Bedouin Tribe. They performed to live drumming; fantastic job ladies.

Natium World Dance & Students performed next another local group from the Phoenix area. I haven't seen K-Lee in such a long time great to see her perform last night with Natium and her students.

All the way from Prescott, Troupe Salamat delighted us with their performance. It has been ages since the last time I saw them perform. The group had several new faces and loved the Balkan music ladies!

Ending the first half was Red Lotus sister troupe of FatChanceBellyDance in San Francisco. These 3 lovely women were so enjoyable to watch; the audience was just mesmerized watching them perform I know I was!

Devyania started the second half of the show off with director Megha from Birmingham, AL. Both Carolena and Megha are teaching the workshops this weekend. All I can say is Wow!

I missed most of the performance of the next group Samadhi from Phoenix. This group is a collective of dancers and musicians who share a common vision. I was warming up and getting ready to perform right after them. I didn't see their performance but I was able to hear them play and loved their music.

I was next, the only soloist in the show; yikes! :-) I performed a tribal drum solo I taught my intermediate tribal class last session to Djinn's Double Doom Drum Solo; great song with a combination of beat box and doumbec. The audience was tremendous last night and so supportive of everyone performing, what an amazing feeling to be a part of this event and to be a part of it.

Anaya Tribal took the stage next all dressed in white; so striking! Astounding perform by Cari, Danna, Jessica and Tiffany. I love watching these ladies perform they are so much fun.

What a blast seeing Domba perform again what a treat!!! They started their performance with a Bollywood routine followed by a sword number and the show would not have been complete with out their signature African dance! Terrific performance all the high energy, playfulness and just per fun you expect from Domba! Thanks for the reunion.

Ending the evening was FatChanceBellyDance and Friends. What can I say, magnificent!!! I don't think I stopped smiling through the entire show and the finale I was just captivated by all the music, color of the costuming, dancing and Carolena's belly work is just incredible.

Below are photos that turned out from last nights show along with video of my performance. A huge thanks to Melissa for taking photos and filming me.

Melissa and Shelbie


Natium World Dance & Students

Red Lotus



Anaya Tribal


Tribal Drum Solo

Enjoy your week........

1 comment:

Chandara said...

That was just lovely - the drum solo was so pretty - the way you kept changing angles, the way it was tribal yet had its own flavor and was not the same FCBD moves over and over again - a beautiful blend. :)