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Tribal Vision is an inspired, insightful, and important account of the origins of Tribal Belly Dance and the author's personal journey through this brilliant and artistic community. Part of this dance movement from the beginning, Paulette Rees-Denis shares her vision of its past, present, and future. This is a deeply satisfying book for experienced dancers as well as new ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by Cultivator Press
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Joy
Oct 11, 2008 Joy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: feminists and dancers!
A beautifully written and picture filled history of Paulette Rees Denis, director of Gypsy Caravan dance company of Portland, Oregon, as she studied with American Tribal Style belly dance's creatrix, Carolena Nerricio and came to be one of leaders in ATS. A GREAT and rare book on the subject of ATS. beautiful!
Paulette Rees-Denis
Nov 18, 2009 Paulette Rees-Denis added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Since I wrote this one, I of course think it is grand! How about you?
Steph
Jun 12, 2010 Steph rated it it was amazing
First of all, I really enjoyed the many pictures scattered throughout this book. It was very well-written, and the pictures made the content seem all the more real. The author really knows what she is talking about. I also enjoyed how this book was able to allow me to understand belly dancing on a different level than what society drills into our heads about it. I can appreciate how the author talks about belly dancing from a personal and cultural level. Not just a how-to book, it also goes into ...more
Flissy
Apr 27, 2009 Flissy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: tribal bellydancers
Recommended to Flissy by: Amy
Shelves: 2009
I really enjoyed reading this personal account of the experiences surrounding the development of tribal bellydance. Paulette's vision is sincere, and her attitude towards dance is heartwarming. The photographs were absolutely stunning. This book left me wanting more! More thoughts from Paulette about dance, what she teaches, her community... everything! I look forward to more writings from Paulette and hope to have the chance to dance with her someday myself!
Melissa
Nov 27, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: every woman and any man who appreciates the womanly form
Recommended to Melissa by: I won a copy from the publishers through here.
This is a great book to read. There are amazing pictures and the words paint their own pictures. I was curious about belly dance before but this book just strengthened the interest.

Beside the point that it gives beautiful images of the subject, it shows how wonderful women are and how our bodies are beautiful. It makes one know they are attractive in their body and are not alone in their doubts about that. This is a wonderful book that I will keep forever and reread over and over.
MJ
Sep 24, 2008 MJ rated it liked it
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A beautiful pictorial work detailing the history of the troupe Caravan from Portland, OR. Their dance studio is only 4 blocks from my sister’s home! If you like to dance and dress up this books is for you! Couldn't figure out why one would choose the tribal style--after reading this book, I know.
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Tribal Vision is a great book for summing up a brief history of Tribal Bellydance and drawing readers into the love of the dance. After editing this book, bellydance lessons have been undoubtedly on the top of my list of things to do!
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Combing her love of dance, words, and music with her desire for well-being, health, and fitness, Paulette is an advocate for her organic and vegetarian lifestyle, and a firm believer in cross-training. She has practiced Yoga for over 30 years, along with several varieties of fitness, including being a licensed Zumba instructor, and incorporates kick-boxing, Pilates, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, circuit
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