[DISCLAIMER : This is my Top Five as on Sunday August 28th 2011. It may have changed completely by Monday August 29th. Or even within the next five minutes. Not that I'm fickle or anything ..]
'I'm in love. Don't ask me whether I prefer the music or the dancing, because I would not be able to decide. They are both exquisite, and almost inseparable. I could listen to this all day long. I could watch this all day long. Luscious. Sensuous. Compelling. A siren's call from our primitive past, pulling at our hearts. Come back. Back to the jungle, to the earth, to the hearth and heart. Come back.'
As it says in the You Tube video description above, exquisite! I love the whole feel of this video, and the mesmerising blend of music and movement. Hypnotic, sensuous, it conjures up images of warm summer days, soft green grass. blue skies, contentment. All's right with the world ....
Sigh. I am just SUCH a fan of Happy Tribal and these girls do it so beautifully. Those amazing smiles for both one another and for the audience just scream out 'We love what we're doing!' and you have to smile along with them! Add to that shimmies to die for, drool-worthy tucked skirts, fantastic musical choices that really get your hips swinging along with theirs and fabulous dancing and you have one great video pick-you-up and heart warmer! If this doesn't get you grinning from ear to ear then nothing will!
3. LES SOEURS TRIBALES
I love all of these ladies videos, but this is one of my favourites because you get two for the price of one! Firstly they dance 'Old School' Gypsy Caravan improv, working together beautifully and seamlessly - I just love watching them cascade the moves from one to the other. They are such fluid dancers! Then you get to see them dance LST, their own format which they have developed from Gypsy Caravan; you can see how they have used the GC building blocks and moves to devise their own style and unique take on the dance. I think they do this brilliantly and it makes my heart sing to see the beautiful dance gift that Paulette has given to us being taken, shaped and shared back in this way - and all with our tribal mamma's blessing...
2. SAMAYA TRIBE
'The next group, from Portland, Oregon and the world beyond .....'
1. GYPSY CARAVAN!!!
Until next time - Dance the dance that makes your soul sing!