Rachel Brice first fell in love with belly dance when she saw the famous Hahbi' Ru in the early nineties. She saw gorgeous, proud men and...
Rachel Brice first fell in love with belly dance when she saw the famous Hahbi' Ru in the early nineties. She saw gorgeous, proud men and women with strong carriage and charisma adorned with spectacular antique tribal jewelry, facial tattoos, and rich textiles, it changed the way she saw beauty instantly (check out Hahbi 'Ru in the Roots of Tribal Fusion Playlist). Rachel teaches internationally, as she has for over a decade. To see where she's going next, check www.rachelbrice.com
Movies starring the famous Egyptian dancers Samia Gamal, Tahia Carioca and Naima Akef were (Jamila's) first teachers. http://thebestofhabibi.com
|Jamila Salimpour Bellydancing History|
|JAMILA SALIMPOUR - PART I|
The mother of West Coast belly dance.
|JAMILA SALIMPOUR - PART II|
|JAMILA SALIMPOUR - PART III|
|Bal Anat 1974 Performance at Renaissance Pleasure Faire|
See the history of belly dance and the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and the way this all came to be here in Best of Habibi: http://bit.ly/1qwxwKR
|Double Sword, Bal Anat, 1978|
This dance is performed by Malia, who is still teaching: http://www.bellydancer.net/
San Francisco Classic Dance Troupe
Masha Archer was Carolena Nericcio's teacher. An accomplished painter, jewelry maker, and costumier, Masha sought to increase the dancer's power.
|Belly Dancing:Suhaila Salimpour dances to Sukara music by Dr. Samy Farag|
I've watched this performance so many times I could dance it for you. Suhaila's posture and precision is exceptional.
|Patty Farber-Babaganoush - Ren Faire Los Angeles, CA May 1975|
Patty Farber made many of the dances Hahbi 'Ru performed at the Renaissance Faire more than 10 years later. John Compton was a member of Babaganoush.
Aywah! - Directed By Katarina Burda - 14
Zoe Jakes, Mira Betz, and Elizabeth Strong are three very well known dancers that were a part of Aywah! Katarina Burda's troupe.
Gypsy Moor Dancers / Jamilo
From Bal Anat to Babaganoush to Gypsy Moor Dancers to Hahbi 'Ru... read the story here: http://bit.ly/TQUNeA
Mish Mish Solo 1991 Renaissance Fair Part 1
Hahbi-Ru Renn Faire 2002 "Pot Dance"
Hahbi 'Ru was the first belly dance troupe I'd ever seen, and I was hooked instantly!
Aywah! - Directed By Katarina Burda - 09
Zoe Jakes, Mira Betz, and Elizabeth Strong are three well known dancers who were members of Katarina Burda's Aywah!
|Fat Chance Belly Dance: Who We Are|
For me, American Tribal Style is the "Tribal" in Tribal Fusion. The regal attitude completely re-contextualizes the sensuality of belly dance.
|PURE ENERGY - FCBD|
Jill Parker's company was the first Tribal Fusion troupe, and at the time she called it Belly Dance Theatre. Recognize anyone else in the video?
|urban tribal at tribal fest 2, may 2002|
This edgy style was brand new to the Tribal World in 2002. Heather changed everything for Tribal Fusion, and she called it Urban Tribal.
|Malkauns Tarana (Excerpt)|
The same time I was studying with Carolena Nericcio and Jill Parker, I was also taking semester after semester of Kathak with Chitresh Das at SFSU.