So here we are, off to the Pacific Northwest again (ahh, if only!) to visit the beautiful dancers of 'Gypsy Fire'.
Gypsy Fire website
And so we hand you over to the lovely ladies of 'Gypsy Fire' :
Plainly and simply, just beautiful dancing! You can see the connection between these girls, and can feel their joy in dancing together - fabulous! All that spinning and twirling skirts just adds to the overall feeling of happiness and we love it. Particularly during the last track some lovely formations and passes fit perfectly within the whole mood of the piece. This is our favourite kind of performance, where the dance is allowed to speak for itself as opposed to being swamped by wild music, wacky costumes and out-there themes (We're not saying we hate these elements per se, but sometimes when you see one such performance after another or when you see a troupe that seems compelled to pull out one off-the-wall performance after another it does give us brain ache!).
Gypsy Fire also use a range of patterns in their zilling - Renee (Amazon Heart) explained after our last post that they work with different zill patterns for different movement families --- and Sakura are very excited about having a play with that!
Just before we close, there was another quote on Gypsy Fire's website, on Quinn's profile page that really spoke to us. She says :
"To say I couldn't imagine my life without dance is no over-statement. The joy I feel in dance, the connection to my dancing sisters and the creativity i am able to express are indispensable."
Gypsy Fire website
Amen to that! It really expresses how we feel about our dance too - which is maybe why we have chosen, coincidentally, the same quote to represent Sakura as Gypsy Fire :
"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak"
Hopi Indian saying
To find out more about Gypsy Fire, visit their website here.
Until next time, happy dancing!
Thanks to Quinn Donovan Fradet and Gypsy Fire for the images in this post