What images does this conjure in your mind? Powerful words indeed, for an equally powerful group of dancers. Imajica, formed in 2005 and hailing from Hertfordshire in the UK, consists of Horizon (Samantha) and Mneme (Jo), who have recently been joined by a third member. Julia. They specialise in contemporary and jazz fusion bellydance and also are the most awesome fire dancers:
'Embracing their darker side they will entertain you with their undulating hips, an alluring stage presence & sensuous energy. Imajica blend the beautiful dances of the East with the raw energy of the West. They will ignite you, fire your soul & leave you mesmerised by the fusion of music & dance!'
So not only to indulge us but to ensure that you are all hypnotised by these girls too, let's get the ball rolling with the first of two videos of their fire performances!
website the ladies describe their fire shows as 'both opulent and mesmerising' and we really couldn't put it any better! The lighting, quality of movement, flickering flames and music combine to create something that is simply magical.
Our second video, using fire fans, has a slightly different atmosphere:
'Dancing with fire in your hands evokes something deep within your soul
that screams to be set free'.
You really get a sense of this from the energy in these performances. We just love them!
So just to whet your appetite, here's an example of their contemporary fusion :
If you do a quick You Tube search you will be able to find lots more performances by Imajica. You can find out lots more about them, including about classes and also their work with the fantastic Can Can Collective on their website here and also on their Facebook page here. So get yourselves a cuppa, settle down to a bit of browsing - and enjoy!
Until then, happy dancing!
Thanks to Samantha Hough & Imajica for use of the images in this post