Tribal Technique #10
Snappy Intermediate Combos, Turns, and Partnering Ideas
with Paulette Rees-Denis and Nina Martinez, of Gypsy Caravan Dance Company, International
and guest dancer Sienna
In this Technique DVD #10 we build on our ever growing and exciting repertoire of steps, with combos and partnering concepts to use as ideas for group improvisation. To help you learn new steps and add variations, we include a warm-up, our technique section, and several practice sessions so you can drill the moves and work on transitions, and we include a few moves from past DVDs to get you up dancing! Remember that all of these Tribal technique DVDs are sequential and build upon the previous sessions. Drill, drill, drill. Be the best dancer you can be, and most importantly, have fun!
Many thanks for joining us on our tribal travels as we Take Tribal Global. May you continue to dance on your journey with peace and passion!
The ten dance moves included in this Volume are:
Directional shimmy combo
Triangle pestle (turning)
Hip offering combo (with Arabic box) Heel drop combo
Music by Gypsy Caravan
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BY DEIRDRE CLITHEROE AKA HIPSWITHATTITUDE
This DVD comes hot on the heels of the No9 and from a different continent, Australia. This variation on settings adds to the Taking Tribal Global message and does have a different feel with Nina Martinez (a member of Gypsy Caravan Dance Co International) and guest Sienna emphasis the message that this truly is a global dance language. Again a full warm-up starts the DVD off, which is good to do and get ideas for your own teaching, and then into the moves.
Some of the moves and partnering ideas Paulette has taught previously in workshops so it is good to recap these and correct some of the detail, and have them on film. And again both sides of the body are used for the brain-body challenge! Nina does a lot of the work here as Paulette dances then stops to point out the details.
There are also some moves and combinations that change a little as dancers get more advanced so it’s good to look out for these. I have been studying with Gypsy Caravan for 10 years now and still felt the DVD offered me updates, new combinations and I particularly loved the partnering ideas including the new Shimmy Around.
With a practice session with an additional dancer again the facing/facing away route is shown and very helpful. I particularly enjoyed this one as other Gypsy Caravan moves are introduced in the session and the dancers improv is impressive.
The discussion and slideshow at the end of the DVD again reinforces Paulette’s style of tribal, taking care of yourself as a dancer and the power in this dance.