with Paulette Rees-Denis and Gipsy Caravan (Caravan Combos - Intermediate Level)
This fabulous, excellently produced DVD features the latest Caravan Combos, mini-combinations in their Tribal Bellydance format, for you to add to your dance.
This instructional technique series is sequential, and intended for intermediate level dancers, so it will be beneficial for you to know the dance steps from the previous volumes to best use and understand these moves.
In this seventh program the steps covered are:
01. Turkish Shimmy Combo
02. Turkish Amaya
03. Triangle Pestle
05. Shoulder Shimmy Combo
06. Hip Drop—straight
07. Hip Drop—angled
The DVD features a solid warm-up, as well as several practice sessions, a review, and live footage of the Gypsy Caravan dancers in action! Thanks goes out to the Gypsy Caravan musicians and the band, Mizna, for the use of their fabulous music in making this DVD.
The Gypsy Caravan - Tribal Technique Volume 7 Back CoverThe Gypsy Caravan musicians play a combination of traditional and modern instruments. Percussion instruments, such as the dumbek, davul, tar, and conga, match the dancers vigorous hip movements. Melodies played on various wind instruments including zurna, mizmar, arghul, and flute inspire the dancer's arm gestures. Together they all contribute to an exhilarating and sometimes mesmerizing sound.
The Gypsy Caravan dancers use props such as veils, swords, baskets, and finger cymbals to demonstrate their skill as well as to enrich the performance. Although some of the dances are choreographed, the dancers use their improvisational instincts to ignite the music with the spontaneity of the moment. A balance of precision and grace showcases this dance as both intoxicating and powerful. The resurging interest in this dance style allows the Gypsy Caravan to both educate and entertain their wide and ever growing audiences.