DANCING with VEILS - VEIL DANCEFrom Serpentine Dance to Veil-Poi / Voi
Veil dance is a fantasy-dance.It was developed at the end of the 19th century by American and Western dancers.
The American Loie Fuller was the first famous veil dancer. She danced with an oversized silk veil, on which she let project amazing light effects. These flowing, floral-like curves of her veil dance were very popular in the time of Art Nouveau style. Tribute to Loie Fuller
The visually stunning dance with large Isis veils is a present-day counterpart toLoie Fuller's Serpentine Dance. Isis veils are radiating pattern pleated veil wings.
In addition to the Serpentine dance and Isis dance, there's still a varietyof other enchanting veil dances: Dances with one and multiple veils.
Rectangular, half-round and round fog forms are paticulary suitable for veil dance,but also triangular veils can be used. For dancing with several veils simultaneously, such as double veil or triple veil, I recommend two or three equal semi-circular veils.
Information about the veil material, the individual veil size and veil dance music,as well as basic and advanced techniques of dancing with one and two veils, check out the Tutorial- DVD Calligraveil:
Other variations of dancing with veils are the Fan-Veil Dance and Voi / Veil-Poi Dance:
For this purpose, small or very large veils are attached to the dance props: Long rectangular veils attched to Asian fans, Rectangular or semi-circular veils attached to Polynesian pois.
Contemporary and Tribal-Fusion Dancers will promote and developnew varieties for dancing with veils. It will be interesting ...