嬉しいニュース！今朝、Tribal Asia Fusionのインテンシブを受講されたTakakoさんから連絡をいただき、TAFについてのブログを書いたところ
My student Takako Yanahashi who took a Tribal Asia Fusiondance Intensive wrote a blog about TAF. It’s became the third palace of Bellydance category and the FIRST place of Kids dance category⭐️ Wow, congratulations!!
She was a Traditional Japanese dancer(also mastered multi dance styles) and now teaching Bellydance. She is dedicated to training the youth❤️
If you are interested in this projection mapping performance, please send me a booking request through Contact page.
The most popular dance number “Kassen” !!
A girl became a bird.
Da Dance dancers!! They were so cool!!
Look at the picture which I’m greeting to the audience. It was the moment that I fell in love with Singapore!! I felt their huge energy during my performance. We were into the world of a story. Thank you everyone❤️
芬香 Fen xiang – Blossom 芬香 – Blossom- Natsumi Suzuki Special Show Organized by Nashwa Bliss, Dance to bliss
Photo by David Goh, Nir Cang
I’m falling love with Singapore
Last night was a blast Look at this picture!! Events staffs, Performers and Audiences, All the people that I met in here were kind and warm. I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart❤️
I’m gonna teach workshop today See you then!!
Please tag yourself if you were in the picture!
シンガポール最高〜！Dance to bliss主催、芬香 – Blossom- Showcase 最高すぎました！！
I love Singapore more and more❤️
I met so many cheerful, warm and nice people. I never ever forget them. Thank you very much✨🙏🏻✨ Hope to see you guys soon!!
Also I would like to say “Huge Arigato and Otsukaresamadeshita!!” to my lovely organizer @nashwablissdance . Your 芬香 – Blossom- Show was spectacular and literally bliss🙏🏻 The event was filled with the warm energy of performers and audiences. I really appreciate you 🌸✨🌸✨
The story for the choreography I’m sharing with you today is a little scary. Try solving the mystery of “I” as it’s being revealed bit by bit.（日本語は下） I incorporated many Japanese gestures in the choreography to suit Tribal Asia Fusiondance.
This is the same choreography I shared at the workshop held by Fig BellyDance Select shop the other day.
See below for the description of the choreography.
Title: The bottom of the pond – By Natsumi Suzuki
I’m wavering at the bottom of the gloomy pond.
Why am I here?
Who am I?
I try tracking my memory.
A woman is hammering a nail on the wood.
Oh, that’s me.
A fox is quietly telling me to “stop” in my ear.
I keep hammering a nail, ignoring the fox.
(*”Hammering a nail” and “fox” indicate that “I” am performing Ushi no Koku Mairi at the shrine.
With Ushi no Koku Mairi, you can put a curse on someone by visiting a shrine at Ushi no Koku (around 2:00 a.m.) and hammering a nail on a straw doll modeled after your target. It is believed that your target will die after 7 days.
*In Japan, foxes are considered as messengers of god. You’ll often find a pair of fox sculptures at both sides of the shrine gate. In this choreography, I make a shape of a fox with my hand (Japanese way of expressing a fox) and have it talk against my ear to express the situation in which a fox, the messenger of god, is convincing “me” to stop “cursing someone”.
This means that “I” hate someone to the point that I can’t help but to perform Ushi no Koku Mairi.)
My heart is burning like a blazing fire.
Falling petals are like blood splashing on the ground.
Now, I’m beginning to remember who I am.
（*Looking at how I’m doing Sotohachimonji walking, it’s obvious that “I” was one of Oiran. Oiran is high-class courtesans who existed in old Japan. Sotohachimonji walking is the special way of walking used by Oiran who dressed up luxuriously.）
I remembered the promise I made with you, too.
(*At the end part of the choreography, I raise my little finger to express that I’m making a promise with someone. And then I bend my little finger to indicate that “that someone” was my lover. In this era, a courtesan cuts off her little finger and sends it to the one she deeply fell in love with.)
But now I’m at the bottom of the pond, alone.
I’m going up to the surface…
To get you.
Was “I” betrayed by my lover? Was it a failed eloping (A courtesan’s eloping is resulted in death penalty even for the highest class ones)? or…
What do you think about it?
In any case, handling a woman lightly will surely put you in a scary situation someday.
Music: jantrax – Ronin
今回の振り付けは少し怖いストーリーです。だんだんと明かされてゆく”私”の謎を一緒に解いてみてください。振り付けにはTribal Asia Fusiondanceらしく、日本のジェスチャーがたくさん入っています。
先日のFig Bellydance celectshop主催のワークショップで教えたものです。
Nashwa Bliss wrote about HOW & WHY Natsumi has started creating her own unique style “Tribal Asia”.
PLEASE read her report and share it if you have also had the same kind of experience I want many people to know our beautiful cultures through my unique style. I also want to know other country cultures through their dance and art
皆さん、シンガポールで活躍する日本人ダンサー、Nashwa Blissさんが、”なぜ、どのように、Natsumi がTribal Asia フュージョンダンスを始めたのか” の記事を書いてくださっております。いつも夢は ”おばあちゃんになる頃には、世界にもっと日本人やアジア人のエンターテナーが活躍できる場を増やすこと” と言ってますが、なぜ？と思う方、日本人やアジア人にぜひ読んでいただきたいです✨一緒にサポートしてくれる方、賛同してくれる方は、ぜひシェアをお願いいたします✨
Isolate or Differentiate ? by Nashwa Bliss
I had a video chat with a special guest dancer Natsumi Suzuki whom I am bringing over from SF for May 24th Blossom show.
We had an exciting time to plan our show. Moreover, what have touched me most over our conversation about HOW & WHY she has started creating her own unique style “Tribal Asia”.
Before sharing, I would like to ask you. Have you ever felt any racism. How did you feel about it and did you take any action about it ?
Living in SF, hotspot for Tribal Fusion Belly dance for more than 10 years, she was also witnessing and facing racism as Asian tribal fusion bellydancer. It is everywhere consciously and unconsciously.
Thesedays, people asked her whether she has created new genre “Tribal Asia” because of racism. Answer is YES and NO. Those bitter experience gifted her with idea of how she was different from others. She decided not to isolate nor create additional wall with them but to accept and shine her own unique gift among them, which drove her to learn Chinese classical dance and Japanese traditional dance for years from masters. Eventually she successfully created totally new & unique genre”Tribal Asia”, which is mixture of TRIBE dance(Chinese classical dance and Japanese traditional dance) and her professional training back ground of Ballet, Jazz, Hip hop and Tribal fusion belly dance.
Knowing letting go of conditioned idea about norm and standard seems very challenging, I simply appreciate and celebrate Natsumi’s achievement, passion and creation. That’s why I am bringing her over to Singapore from SF :))) If you resonate with what I have wrote above, you will enjoy the night a lot coz all guest artists I have invited to this show are passionately following their own unique kind of gift on their own unique way.
It will be amazing.
動画は先日のFigさん主催、WSでもやったTAF L1 のアームス動画です。Figさん、Dance to blissカンパニー、La bellydance academy、そしてこのダンスが好きだと言ってサポートしてくださる方々の強力で、少しずつこのジャンルを広めていくことができています。本当にありがとうございます。
This is Tribal Asia Fusion arm movements Level1 video that I taught in my workshop last week. Thank you for supporting me Fig BellyDance select shop , Dance to bliss and Los Angeles Bellydance Academy !!
Into the Pink sky
Paper wings: @karo_godles
I’m in the fantasy world✨ Yoko Morimoto is such a talented photographer. I called her “Sunset’s magician ” 🌅
I definitely recommend her if you are looking for a photographer💥💪🏻
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