American Tribal Style with Mary of Invoketress
InvokeTribe is an exciting new project under the Invoketress umbrella. This is a group of dancers who will come together through a shared love of American Tribal Style (ATS)* and Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS)**. This group is led by Invoketress dancer and choreographer Mary Snow Wyga who has had years studying ATS as well as being a member of the ITS/Tribal Fusion troupe Tribe Aurealis. InvokeTribe will teach foundational ATS vocabulary and formations and proceed to experiment with new movement dialect. Over time, InvokeTribe dancers will embody a shared vocabulary which will enable them to create spontaneous dance creations – art on the spot.
Current classes are Mondays, 8pm-9pm at Flying Dance Studio.
Check out some videos of Mary, her students, and various Invoketress members dancing in this style below:
*What is American Tribal Style (ATS)? Discover here.
**Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) belly dance, or ITS, is a combination-based form of Improvisational Tribal Fusion dance. It relies on a shared vocabulary of movements, each initiated by a distinct cue movement. The leader initiates the cue movement, then a short, choreographed combination, or Combo, is performed. These Combos can be done in any order, and none of the dancers know ahead of time what moves the leader will cue next. Improvisational Tribal Style is a specific style or school of Tribal bellydance. The term was first coined in 2006 by Amy Sigil of UNMATA to describe her Improv vocabulary, as it evolved away from ATS American Tribal Style. (Similar styles include American Tribal Style, Synchronized Group Improv, Tribal Group Improv, American Improv Tribal, Group Improv Tribal.) – Wikipedia