An amazing interview with Carolena Nericcio, the inventor of synchronized group improvisation and the most important dance innovator of the early 21st century. Carolena is the artistic director of Fat Chance Belly Dance, a professional belly dance troupe that has been performing for more than 25 years. That Carolena chose belly dance for her innovations in dance making speaks to the modern resurgence of the folkloric form. That modern concert dance still refuses to acknowledge this important and popular dance form mystifies me.
Listen to Carolena discuss improvisation, call and response, and the making of a belly dancer.
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