A small fortress in the desert, surrounded by sand and night, but alive and colorful inside. This is a place where travellers meet, merchants sell their treasures, and entertainers from all directions dance, sing and tell stories.
We invite you to join the gathering, and bring your art to share with your fellow dancers, who are resting on their road
Dance and Vision
Imagine a tribe that migrated from India, through Orient all the way to Europe, and picked up various aspects of the regional dances and folklore of the countries they passed. It all came together in their own dance. Tribal Style Bellydance is a fusion of various dance styles. Its most important characteristic is the improvised dancing in a group, possible via cues and dance combinations with changing leader and formation. A tribal troupe is a group of strong proud women, that fell in love with this earthy, mystical and regal dance form.
The tribe grew and spread all over the globe, but the journey is still not over. The borders between countries, cultures and dance styles are open, Tribal was never happy in a closed box. Elements of Indian dance, flamenco, African dance, contemporary, hip hop, ballet, and many more have found their way into Tribal Style, as well as experiments with kung fu, butoh or yoga.
Ethnic dance styles and their modern versions have become generally accepted at various dance festivals, but they are often just a side program to the classical dance styles. Our dream is to get the modern ethnic dance styles, especially Oriental dance in all its forms, more acceptance as an art form. To come closer to achieving this dream, we have been organizing events featuring local and international top artists, giving all dancers the opportunity to see the Tribal stars in professional shows and profit from their high-quality instruction in workshops.
Nakari are Doro Altenburger & Michaela Hamajova – dancing and living in Vienna, and traveling for the dance all across the globe. With their modern interpretation of an ancient dance form they are committed to spreading the tribal virus. They stay in close contact with the tribal dancers in neighboring countries and believe in a supportive community.