Exploring The Phenomenon That Is American Tribal Style Bellydance
The definitive resource for the dance style known as American Tribal Style Bellydance. History, development, interviews, costuming descriptions and construction tips, jewelry, history of textiles and ethnic jewelry used for this dance form, movement breakdowns including fast and slow steps, use of props, staging and performance techniques, music, finger cymbal and kashiklar instruction, how the dance relates to the Romany culture, dance as ritual, quotes from practitioners from around the world, resource directory, more. Over 300 photos, about one third in color. Full color collage cover, foreword by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat.
About the Author
Kajira Djoumahna is an award-winning dance instructor and a pioneer of the art form known as American Tribal Style Bellydance. She travels nationally and internationally to teach this form while maintaining four weekly classes in Sonoma County, California. Her troupe, United We Dance, also known as the BlackSheep BellyDancers, performs regularly throughout Northern California and wherever they're invited. In addition to all this dancing, Kajira co-produces two major belly dance festivals each year and has two instructional videos available in her format.