The Puja: Maya's Theme Slow Moves: Aicha Fabulous evening celebrating dance with our lovely and gracious hosts Kim Pechet and her students, Albi al Wadi. The line-up was phenomenal, and the highlight was the opportunity to watch Elizabeth Carefoot dance right before us.... what a tough act to follow!!
The beauty of American Tribal Style® belly dance is that we are not limited to dancing with our specific troupe. Here is an example of three dance groups mixing it up, with students from a beginner's class and two troupes. So much fun!!
Opening the first MEDA Hafla held in the Fraser Valley. The beginning part is The Puja, a moving meditation to honour the event, guests, dancers, dance space, music, and our teachers. We find that doing this before class/practice and performing helps to ground and centre us... it's one of our very favourite pieces to do. Hope you enjoy it!