Friday, 22 April 2011

Video of the Week - Jill Parker!


This week it's time for one of Sarah's big bellydance loves, the fabulous Jill Parker!

Widely considered to be the 'mamma' of tribal fusion, San Francisco based Jill trained and danced extensively with FatChance BellyDance before moving on into fusion, directing Ultra Gypsy and the Foxglove Sweethearts.

"She's an exceptional teacher with a gift for demystifying this sensuous form, making its techniques accessible to new dancers, while offering tremendous insight for refinement to advanced dancers.

She is a wealth of knowledge, a warm teacher with a very giving nature. Jill's big heart and deep love for this form shine through in her inspiring classes and intoxicating performances."

Quote from Jill's website - check it out here.




As well as just generally being amazing, this woman seems to get younger and younger as the years go by .....

The video is just filled with grace and slinkiness - she is such a beautiful dancer. The fact that she studied and danced 'traditional' tribal so extensively before developing her fusion style really shows too. Some of us are still cursing the dreaded lurgy that struck us last year and prevented us from going to one of her classes in San Francisco! One day, Jill!                                                              
Until next time, happy dancing!

Thanks to Jill Parker for the photographs in this post

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