Gypsy Heart Tribal is an improvisational belly dance troupe based in Portland, Oregon. With roots in cultures around the world, we celebrate communication and creativity through our dance form.
Bring Gypsy Heart Tribal to your community event, festival, private party, rite of passage, or fundraiser! We will utilize our improvisational, energetic dance to wow your audience and support your community. Up to eight dancers are available to make your special event a success. Rates vary depending on length of time, number of dancers, and distance from Portland, OR.
Price Range: $300-$3000
Gig Length: 10 - 45 minutes
What to Expect
Gypsy Heart Tribal dancers take the stage as a group and perform an accomplished, distinctive style of belly dance that appeals to audiences of all ages. Their performances have been described as powerful, energetic, mesmerizing, and inspiring.
Under the direction of Carol Vance, long time member and co-director of Gypsy Caravan, and in collaboration with the other dancers, Gypsy Heart Tribal is the new incarnation of the Caravan tribal belly dance experience created by dance legend Paulette Rees-Denis. This troupe of accomplished and experienced dancers represents a fusion of the classic Caravan vision of Tribal Style Bellydance, founded in 1991: the Gypsy Caravan Dance Company, the Caravan Dance Collective, Urban Berbers, Sister Caravan, Caravan Daughters, and the Caravan Soul Collective International.
Gypsy Heart builds on this heritage with a new interpretation of tribal belly dance for contemporary audiences and with a new generation of belly dance students. The artistry, beauty, and vision of Gypsy Heart draws on traditions—old and new— from cultures including the Middle East, Africa, Spain, and India.
Up to eight dancers are available to make your special event a success. We specialize in community celebrations, private parties, fundraisers, and live music shows. Our professional troupe comes prepared, on time, music CD in hand, and looking fabulous! Rates vary depending on length of time, number of dancers, and distance from Portland, OR.
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the performance and available space, Gypsy Heart Tribal needs a stage area that accommodates three to eight dancers, and an adequate sound system. The troupe usually performs to recorded music.
Past Booked Events
|July 09, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
Each set is individually crafted for your event! It could be based off of live music or recorded music and stylized as Indian, African, or Spanish. We could bring swords, veils, baskets, fans, fingers, or candles as props. We could be solemn or celebratory. Tell us what your vision is and we'll make it happen!
|Pamela Smith Hill||Dancer|
Influences & Inspiration
Gypsy Heart Tribal respectfully draws on cultures and traditions from the Middle East, India, Spain, and Africa to create performances that are timeless. Their dance style is at once ancient and contemporary. The group is part of the Gypsy Caravan Dance Company family, founded in Portland, OR, by Paulette Rees Denis, and one of the first troupes in the country to perform in the uniquely American style known as tribal belly dance. Gypsy Heart Tribal is directed by Carol Vance.
Dance surface - ideally 20 x 20 ft
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