Gothic Belly Dance DVD -- Poetic Visions Born of the Goth Subculture and World Music

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A blend of music videos and concert-style videos of bellydance performances by top US dancers and choreographers working within the genre of Gothic bellydance. Gothic bellydance is the latest cool trend rising with the current wave of interest in new forms of social and performance dance. It creates images reminiscent of both the Goth and Rock subcultures and uses music that combines echoes of Goth and industrial styles with many ethnic flavors of modern world music. The Gothic dance vocabulary fuses bellydance movement with break dance, Bollywood, flamenco, and other styles.

"Gothic Bellydance" -- now available on DVD (WorldDance New York) -- a new -- and already best-selling -- DVD release attests to the cultural fusion of East and West, old and new, marginal and mainstream.

Stark...sublime...intense. The phenomenon of Gothic Bellydance is a multitude of poetic visions born out of the Goth, or Gothic, subculture, music, imagery and fashion, and expressed in the language of Bellydance.

Modern "bellydance" is an amalgam of historical dance styles coming from both East and West. Its diverse vocabulary allows the dancer to experiment with the widest range of creative movement, musical trends and cultural elements. A century after its arrival in the West, the art of bellydance is emerging as a new world of unconstrained creative experimentation. No longer bound by its ethnic origins, it is one of the fastest-growing and most artistically-open contemporary forms of dance.

Gothic Bellydance incorporates many bellydance styles and motifs: traditional, Tribal Fusion, and modern dance, with echoes of Flamenco, Gypsy dance, Central Asian, East Asian, and Indian dance -- all called to express the darkness of the unknown, and the mysteries of life, death, and eternity that have inspired Goth philosophy and lifestyles.

This first of its kind, the groundbreaking Gothic Bellydance collaborative DVD project brings you the work of innovative and uncompromising “dark fusion” artists including a number of the recognized pioneers of Gothic Bellydance. The DVD features Tempest, and Ariellah of California; Asharah, Ya Meena and Raven of Washington, DC; Jeniviva, Ayshe, Jehan, Tanna, Blanca and Neon of New York City, as well as music by outstanding composers and performers including Solace, Jehan, Collide, Knossos and Gypsy Caravan.

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