Tesseract Dance Collective is a belly dance collective founded in 2017 by a group of artists and dancers who wanted to create, learn, explore, and perform together.
Operating under the belief that movement can be one of the most powerful tools of communication one can possess, and provide the medium in which we connect, it is our goal to provide accessible dance experiences that enrich the community.
With a creative process + vision built around exploration and collaboration, we produce bellydance performances and events to foster education and growth for our community.
WHAT WE DO
We produce bellydance performance events
We collaborate with artists + organizations throughout the community to present dance through various platforms
We provide choreographic opportunities for local dancers
We offer affordable movement workshops for adults
In addition to choreography, our main dance vocab is Amy Sigil’s Improv Tribal Style Bellydance. Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) belly dance, or ITS, is a combination-based form of Improvisational Tribal Fusion dance. It relies on a shared vocabulary of movements, each initiated by a distinct cue movement. The leader initiates the cue movement, then a short, choreographed combination, or Combo, is performed. These Combos can be done in any order, and none of the dancers know ahead of time what moves the leader will cue next. Improvisational Tribal Style is a specific style or school of Tribal bellydance. The term was first coined in 2006 by Amy Sigil of UNMATA to describe her Improv vocabulary. Tesseract Dance is a collective of various level ITS dancers performing a fun, fast, modern take on bellydance.