viernes, 17 de agosto de 2012

Mardi Love

Mardi L
Yve ~ Bio

Mardi Love has been around for some years now, influential in shaping the aesthetic of Tribal Fusion as it is known today. 
Mardi began dancing with The One and Only Heather Stants, director of the innovative Urban Tribal Dance Company, then partnered up with the illustrious Rachel Brice and later the notorious Zoe Jakes to enjoy a good run with The Indigo, touring extensively and producing their own damn show. Way to do it right.
These days, Mardi continues to pal around with painfully charming and talented musicians and performers.
fuente : BSBD (Tribal Fest)

"Mardi took lessons first in San Diego with a cabaret teacher who's name I can't remember right now (!). I'll try to remember to ask Mardi about her and let you know. 

Later she joined up with Heather Stants and Urban Tribal and together they changed the dance form as we know it. A few years later (2004) Mardi moved the the Bay Area and we became friends and started dancing together with Bellydance Superstars and The Indigo. 

Mardi is a true visionary. Her dance style comes from her highly developed sense of aesthetics. I've never seen a mind like hers before, she can just pull ideas out of thin air. She's truly an original and does it all for the right reasons: to enjoy making things. She is incredibly shy and has a bit of a hard time with all the compliments and attention that come with being a performer. 

What else can I say about Mardi? Hmmmmm. I admire her to no end. I've never met anyone who loves little chickens and little old lead toys so much, and she can make the most amazing lavender truffles I've ever had. " 
Rachel Brice  

miércoles, 28 de enero de 2009

Fusión Tribal

Fusión Tribal bellydance es un estilo de bellydance relativamente nuevo que mezcla Raqs Sharqui, American Tribal Style (ATS) de tribus como FatChanceBellydance, y otras formas de danzas como la Danza Clásica de la India (con los mudras de manos y zapateos de pies), Flamenco (postura de brazos y movimientos de manos), Hip Hop, y bailes de clubes que no aparecerían normalmente en el vocabulario del ATS o del Raqs Sharqui.
Las bailarinas de Fusión Tribal se destacan por su fortaleza, postura, precisión y disociaciones como también por el uso de música que a menudo combina música electrónica occidental con música tradicional del Medio Oriente, del Norte de África, e instrumentos del Sur de Asia. El estilo Fusión Tribal también es único en cuanto a su vestimenta ya que combina géneros tribales indígenas de Medio Oriente y del Sur de Asia con elementos modernos y occidentales.
A diferencia del American Tribal Style, que por definición debe ser representado por un grupo de bailarinas, el estilo Fusión Tribal puede ser representado por un grupo o por una solista, y se vuelca más a las danzas con coreografías en lugar de la improvisación.