This performance was the stage debut at East Coast Classic where Ziah was also honored to debut teaching the format in a workshop setting.
Orientale Tribal Style/OTS
WHAT IS OTS? Combining the improvisational group fun of Tribal and the joyful freedom of Orientale/Cabaret, this is some of the most fun you and your dance friends can have! OTS is a group improvisational format based on the work of Carolena Nericcio and Fat Chance Belly Dance who created American Tribal Style (ATS).
OTS is the brainchild of Ziah and the Awalim Dance Company of Atlanta GA. Awalim began creating OTS as a response to adapting ATS in order perform with a live Arabic band. Once the seed was planted that it could be adapted successfully we began to run wild with it. We are now at more than 80 moves, most with at least one variation, and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
We plan on making the Level 2 videos soon!
Orientale Tribal Style/OTS Level 1, Video 1
This video covers Choo Choo, Point Bump, Arabic 4, and Arabic 5.
Orientale Tribal Style/OTS Level 1, Video 2
This video covers Arabic 1, Arabic 2, Arabic 3, and Heel Bounce Shimmy.
Orientale Tribal Style/OTS Level 1, Video 3
This video covers Beledi Hip, Maria Bow Step, and the Umi Combo.
Orientale Tribal Style/OTS Level 1, Video 4
This video covers The Gale, Teacup, and The Backstep Combo.