A Mytho-Poetic Belly Dance Troupe
Santa Clara, California
Site last updated: 9/22/2013
The word indigenous comes from the Latin "endo ginere" and translates roughly to "originating from within." It most commonly refers to native peoples of a particular region and depends upon where in the world you are. Bahira and the Troupe chose this name to reflect not only that dancing does indeed come from within ourselves, but that within other cultures, it is also the unifying core which binds us all together as a species on this eclectic planet.
Indigenous takes concepts, music, costume and dance steps from non-Arabic world cultures as well as Middle Eastern Belly Dance and melds them with Story-telling and Imagination to create a Mytho-Poetic or "other worldly" style of dance designed to take the viewer to places beyond the Kasbah. Indigenous strives to capture the audience in its story weaving, to take them to another time and place, yet still hold to the central core and creative spirit of Belly Dance. Myth and dance are ancient and common to all cultures of the world. It is with this ancient common thread that Indigenous weaves its imaginative performances into a unique tapestry of Mytho-Poetic Belly Dance.
Click Photo below for a 9 min Windows Media Movie about "Spirit Birds"
Indigenous also performs traditional style Belly Dance
Menara Performance 2006 Private Party 2009 Private Party 2011
Private Party Testimonials
"...The belly dancers were beautiful in crystals and icy green; they looked like they should have had fairy wings, so magical they appeared. My favorite dance was when they had trays of candles and light cubes that they stood and danced on. " 2007
"...We had a blast watching the very-talented belly dancers, and then enjoyed laughing at ourselves as we tried to join in the dance..." 2008
“Thank you sooo much for making my birthday bash so much fun!!! You were beautiful…(as always!)…” 2011
“We had a fabulous time…in a room full of 4 generations…Peter's grandfather was totally taken with you all. Another member of the audience mentioned that your belly dancing was ‘classy.’ We are your clients for life now.” 2011
Under the dance direction of BAHIRA, Indigenous has, at the present time five active members: Bahira, Fara'Asha, Shiva, Sevanti and Aniq