Three of the most striking features giving Tribal Fusion belly dance its futuristic edge and mysterious look are strobing, ticking, and the robotic accents and freezes borrowed from street hip-hop. They create an impression of non-human, mechanical precision. A number of belly dance star performers and instructors who are also extensively trained in hip-hop have focused on adding popping and locking to belly dance -- creating their own unique personal style.
While robotic moves are a signature element of Asharah's style, taught in-depth in her program, the Modern Tribal Belly Dance DVD is a thorough guide to all aspects of Tribal Fusion technique at the beginner level, with a wide range of killer drills.
Having extensive training in hip-hop, jazz, and a BFA in modern dance, Elisheva created the Belly Dance: Pop & Lock DVD to teach in a manner that incorporates popping and locking into bellydance in a competent, technically solid, and aesthetically consistent manner.
Fayzah takes the robotic edge in Tribal Fusion belly dance to the level of image-building in her Android Goddess DVD. Rule your world as a robotic goddess, skilled at waving, ticking, hitting, and dimestopping, moves that come from popping styles, mime, street performance, digital music, and illusion effects.