page is dedicated to the many styles of Tribal Belly Dancing. From
it's creation in San Francisco to its spread world wide touching on all
the new styles born from American Tribal Style® (ATS®) or Classic Tribal.
I have compiled articles, books, costuming, videos and websites on tribal
belly dance and as this style of dance is ever evolving so will this page.
What is Tribal Style Bellydance - a video by Manca
Books - there are a lot of books on
belly dancing please check my belly dance booklist
page for these titles. There are not many books currently on tribal
belly dance. When I find new titles I will list them here.
The Tribal Bible - by Kajira Djoumahna.
The definitive resource for the dance style known as American Tribal Style Bellydance. History, development, interviews, costuming descriptions and construction tips, jewelry, history of textiles and ethnic jewelry used for this dance form, movement breakdowns including fast and slow steps, use of props, staging and performance techniques, music, finger cymbal and kashiklar instruction, how the dance relates to the Romany culture, dance as ritual, quotes from practitioners from around the world, resource directory, more. Over 300 photos, about one third in color. Full color collage cover, foreword by Elizabeth Artemis
Paperback: 306 pages
BlackSheep BellyDance (March 20, 2003
Tribal Vision -by Paulette Rees-Denise
Tribal Vision is an inspired, insightful, and important account of the
origins of Tribal Belly Dance and the author's personal journey through
this brilliant and artistic community. Part of this dance movement from
the beginning, Paulette Rees-Denis shares her vision of its past,
present, and future. This is a deeply satisfying book for experienced
dancers as well as new ones-- and for all readers who simply want to
know more about a dance form that revolutionized the meaning of belly
dance. -- Pamela Smith Hill, author and dancer
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Cultivator Press; First edition (June 10, 2008)
Costuming - below are articles,
books and patterns of tribal costuming.
From Turban to Toe Ring - by Dawn Brown
From Turban to Toe Ring is a guide for designing and making tribal-fusion belly dance wear. This style, which originated in the San Francisco dance community and has spread world-wide, is fast becoming one of the most popular costuming options. Tribal-fusion costuming is an assemblage of design elements pulled from many different tribal, rural, and nomadic peoples from North Africa, across the Near and Middle East, and as far away as India. Surface design techniques, articles of clothing, and jewelry components are fused together to create a look that blends all of these items into an exciting and uniquely individual image for each dancer.
Spiral-bound: 102 pages
Publisher: Ibexa Press (March 24, 2000)
Videos - this section is in two parts, video
clips from YouTube the other are DVDs both instructional and performance.
YouTube Clips - YouTube is a fabulous place to find clips
of Tribal artists from ATS to tribal fusion. Enjoy the clips below
these are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tribal belly dance