Her dancing has been called 'powerful', 'mesmerising' and 'beautiful'."
From Sabine's website.
And here she is, together with not one but two swords:
It is always a treat to see someone dance with such fluidity and grace - but to then see them maintain that whilst dancing 'as one' with their sword(s) is awesome. And what amazing isolations; those scimitars are not even wavering on Sabine's head! All of these, together with the elegant strength and power with which she wields the weapons illustrates perfectly why her sword workshops and intensives are nigh on legendary (Hey, we've heard all about them and we're several thousand miles away in sunny Lancashire!).
However, sword work is not Sabine's only talent. Together with her troupe, Tribalation!, she also dances improvisational tribal style dance.
"Fast and exciting, slow and mesmerising; Tribal Bellydance combines powerful movements from Middle Eastern and flamenco dance with ornate costumes and jewellery from many cultures to produce an unforgettable dance experience.
Tribalation! dance troupe first hit the scene in Eugene in 2003. Today dancers Sabine, Portia and Melissa share their love, friendship and infectious dance energy through their improvisational performances ..."
From Tribalation website
So here these lovely ladies are in action at last year's Totally Tribal event. Beautiful dancing of course - but can anyone who knows us guess why both of us love this video so very much?
Oooh! Oooh! Having watched this several times this week it inspired us in our practice tonight - inspired us to get in some more ZILLING!