|Cayte and Jan at Liverpool Hafla|
|Sarah at Burnley Hafla|
So .... what deep tribal musings are going on this year? What's a Tribal Christmas really all about? A bit of an acrostic coming up I think!
H is for Happy Tribal. Our kind of tribal!
R is for roots. They matter, They keep us grounded and strong. We are thankful for all of those dancers over the years who have given this dance form such strong roots - Jamila, Carolena, Paulette and more.
I is for improv. Despite what people may sometimes think when watching us (Yes, we do still get the 'Was that really improv?' questions!), Sakura only ever perform improv. It's what speaks to us!
S is for sisterhood. Dance sisterhood. Tribal sisterhood. Or indeed brotherhood. But that begins with a B ....
T is for teachers, mentors, tribal mammas. We owe so much to them all and can never thank them enough. You know who you are ladies!
|Hayley Tully of Shekinah - the perfect audience member! |
Get a load of that smile!
A is for audiences. And especially those people who catch your eye and make that connection with a smile .... Our dance is about much more than performing - it's about how we feel when we dance whether that's in our living room or studio or bopping together after a hafla. But when we look out during a performance and you're smiling right at us it helps us to spread that connection out to YOU!
S is for soul singing. Happiness is one thing, but when you're truly in that moment, connecting with the music and your fellow dancers, flowing, responding - your soul soars. And improv does that for us ....
|The 'Winter Kiss'|
|Where's Wally - or rather Where's Sakura?! Dancing with|
our North Wind class family at Burnley!
And if not there's always Facebook.
Until next time, happy dancing!
Thanks to Ian Woodward and Tania Hudson for the photos.I'm not sure where the gorgeous Christmas Tree picture came from - if you know, please let me know!