A Mytho-Poetic Belly Dance Troupe

Santa Clara, California

Site last updated: 9/22/2013

Troupe Mission

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 Dancers' Bios       Indigenous Photo Gallery       Indigenous Links

Fun with Indigenous
   Catch indigenous next at:
Desert Dance Festival 2013
S.E.S. Hall, 1375 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, California
Saturday, September 28, 2013  5:03 PM
More Information at DDF
Fara'Asha & Aniq to perform at the
Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Belly Dance Benefit Show
1420 Newport Avenue
Willow Glen, California
(at the corner of Minnesota Ave, west of Lincoln Avenue)
Saturday, October 5, 2013  2 - 4 PM
($10-$20 donation requested toward the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation)
Haunted HaflaAdira
2038 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose (Willow Glen) California
Saturday, October 19, 2013  2 PM
More Information at Adira Dance & Costume

Indigenous also performs traditional style Belly Dance


                   Menara Performance 2006                                              Private Party 2009                                     Private Party 2011

Indigenous is available for hire at private functions and corporate gatherings.  For booking, rates and more information contact Bahira at:

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