Tribalation – featured 6/08


Tribalation! has been entertaining audiences with Improvisational Tribal Bellydance since 2003.  Troupe members Sabine, Najma and Portia enjoy dancing sychronously, creating beautiful and intricate costuming, and revelling in the rich musical traditions of the Middle East. Their style is based on “ATS” American Tribal Style or Tribal improvisation, a stylized fusion of movements from Middle Eastern, flamenco, African and Indian dance, thrown into an American melting pot to create something with the flavor of the ancient Middle East but with a modern stage aesthetic. Sabine and Tribalation! troupe members teach weekly classes in Eugene, and travel to various festivals and venues to perform and teach around the northwest and beyond. They can be found on the web at and also at