A tribal bellydance collective with a focus on creating a vibrant and joyful improvisational dance experience.
Samaya Tribe is based out of Seattle, Washington and features a collective of dancers hailing from the city as well as areas both north and south of Seattle. Although the group formed in April of 2010, they have danced together for several years in a variety of performance troupes and classes. The troupe is passionate about sharing the art and joy that is improvisational tribal bellydance with audiences across the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and continually strives to contribute to, support and nurture this wonderful bellydance community that they hold near and dear to their hearts."
Samaya Tribe website
So much to love about this! we love the way each girl is 'showcased' in her own short solo at the beginning - but is also supported by the tribe so that she isn't alone. We love the way in which the dancers interact with one another and the audience, and the way in which, especially during the solos, their own personalities 'shine through'. They are very much together as a tribe but have still maintained their individuality.We also love the way in which the girls have used moves from different formats but have done so thoughtfully and from a strong base, which has resulted in a reflective cohesion rather than a manic 'hotch-potch of all the moves they simply fancied doing. And of course we love once again that effortless flow to their dance.
You can find out more about Samaya Tribe at their website here and Facebook page here. Genevieve DuPuy is also a dance teacher; check out her Facebook page here and website here.
Until next time - happy dancing!
Thanks to Samaya Tribe for the images in this post