Baraka Dance


Video Clips

For more videos please visit the "barakadance01" YouTube channel.

Tribal Fusion

"Heart's Awakening"
Improv to Live Flamenco Music
Tribal Fusion Basket Dance
Historical Vaudeville Interpretation      
"The Dance of Pregnancy"
Tribal Fusion Workshop

Goth Fusion

"Ethereal Muse"
"I Want My Innocence Back"
"Sweet Dreams" (Solo)
"Sweet Dreams" (Troupe Morphes)
"The Poisoner"
Ribbon and Goth Bellydance


Tribal Fusion--"Heart's Awakening"


Goth Fusion--"Ethereal Muse"


Goth Fusion--"I Want My Innocence Back"


Tribal Fusion--"Improv to Live Flamenco Music"


Goth Fusion--"Sweet Dreams" (Solo Performance)

Friday, November 25th, 2011, Booze Cooperativa, Athens, Greece
This dance was part of Baraka's solo performance event, "Evening of Dark Fusion Dance" at Booze Cooperativa.
For a group choreography version of this solo performed by Baraka's students, please click here.
Music: "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson


Goth Fusion--"Sweet Dreams" (Troupe Morphes)


Goth Fusion--"The Poisoner"

Sunday, October 16th, 2011, Technopolis, Athens, Greece
Baraka's performance was as part of the Oriental Passion Festival 2011. Notice the great shadow on the backdrop behind her.
Music: "The Poisoner" by The Horatii


Goth Fusion--"Discordia"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Goth fusion bellydance solo.
For a group choreography version of this solo performed by Baraka's students, please click here.
Music: "Discordia" by Maduro


Tribal Fusion Basket Dance

Thursday, July 3, 2008, Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Athens, Greece
Baraka's tribal fusion basket dance was performed as part of the CID 22nd World Congress on Dance Research attended by hundreds of professional dancers from around the world. The basket dance, choreographed by Baraka, evokes the trials and triumphs of an agricultural society dependent upon the planting, growing, and harvesting cycle.
Music: "Lesgi" off of the album Nomads of the Silk Road by Turku


Ribbon and Goth Bellydance

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008, Booze Cooperativa, Athens, Greece
The performance shown in this clip features a ribbon dance and a Goth Fusion piece. Booze Cooperativa is the main alternative art hub in Greece.
Music: A piece by Dead Can Dance, and "This is Heresy" by Christian Death


Historical Vaudeville Interpretation

Vaudeville Interpretation, 10 MB
Saturday, March 4, 2006, Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Baraka danced in conjunction with a book reading of Trav S.D.'s "No Applause, Just Throw Money, or, The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous." This is her interpretation of what a vaudeville bellydance performance would look like. Baraka's costume is in the style of what Egyptian dancers and vaudeville copycats would wear around the turn of the 19th century.
Music: "Al Kahina" off of the album Barbary Coast Blues by Saladin's Orchestra


"The Dance of Pregnancy"

Sunday, May 17, 2009, Mikis Theodorakis Theater, Athens, Greece
Baraka's tribute to the child in her womb which was performed during the 8th month of pregnancy. The dance was part of show "Oriental Expression - Live;" a bellydance extravaganza event that helped to raise funds for the disabled children's school "Keepea-Orizodes."
Poem: "The Beauty of Pregnancy" by Jerrod Dillon (edited from the original by Baraka)
Music: "Marco Polo" off of the album The Book of Secrets by Loreena McKennitt


Tribal Fusion Workshop (Armenian Dance Travel Step)

Saturday, July 5th, 2008, CID 22nd World Congress on Dance Research,Athens, Greece
At the CID 22nd World Congress on Dance Research, Baraka taught a workshop entitled, "Tribal Fusion: An Evolution of Bellydance". This clip from the workshop shows how to exicute an Armenian dance travel step.

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