GYPSY CARAVAN LOVE
I absolutely fell in love with GC style belly dance upon my first workshop and meeting Paulette Rees- Denis! Why do I love it so much? First, I love the freedom that I feel when I move. I love the earthiness of the movement the connection of the earth under my feet as I move, dance and sway. The awareness it takes of the whole group because it is usually done improv by leading and following you really get to know your dance sisters and how they move. It creates a sisterhood among the dancers the bonding between the dancers is downright amazing and electrifying! You can feel it move and flow from one dancer to another. I love the spontaneity and the spiritual aspect all while interacting with the other dancers and creating such spontaneity and being part of a pack.
The costuming is filled with rich textiles that are rich and deep with big skirts and chunky jewelry, the more the better! Enduring the hair with flowers, metals, clips it is a true spiritual thing for me when I am getting ready for a performance it is truly quite calming and relaxing.
I love the rich and earthy music feeling the beat through my whole body and core and being in sync with the drum rhythm, that at times is in sync with my heart and soul. Being one with the music, myself and my tribe! I love my tribe, I love my community! I love how it takes me away to a far off place where dreams, passions and desires come true with every beat, every step, every movement I take. It ignites my fire, my passion and fills my heart with love and respect of those I dance with. It is a life style, a part of me and who I am and who I have become! Love that Gypsy Caravan Love!