Mandrágora Tribal presents

Barcelona Festribal 2013, April 26, 27 & 28

(Only European date for 2013)


Coming back to Barcelona

Tribal : Pura con Carolena Nericcio & Megha Gavin

CAROLENA NERICCIO. BIO: Director of FCBD® and creator of American Tribal Style® or TRIBAL ATS®. Carolena begun her Oriental Dance studies with Masha Archer at the age of 14, and seven years later she founded Fat Chance Belly Dance® en 1987. You can find more info here Press, About TRIBAL ATS®, About Carolena.

Carolena collaborates often with Ling Shien and Mark Bell, members of Helm.

Carolena holds the diploma of American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

MEGHA GAVIN . BIO: Megha took her first dance classes at about the age of 4 and has been creating and performing ever since. It was in 1996 that she discovered American Tribal Style® Bellydance and immediately shifted her focus to this art form.

In San Francisco, Megha studied ATS with the originator of the style from 1996 - 1998. Upon returning to the Southeast, she began teaching ATS classes in order to create a community of people to dance with. She was the first to offer these classes in this region and has continued teaching pure ATS for the last 10 years. She continues to teach and perform at sold out workshops across the country and around the world both individually and on the Tribal Pura tour with her teacher/partner, Carolena Nericcio.

In 2003 Megha completed teacher certification with Carolena Nericcio and entered into an exclusive partnership with her. They now take their love and appreciation of this elegant dance style in its original form on the road to co-teach the technique and artistic vision created by Carolena over the last 20 years.

Megha directs the Birmingham, AL based Devyani Dance Company and runs Devyani Dance Center, home of her dance company and a hub of international and ethnic dance styles in Birmingham.

Megha is a "FiTour Certified Personal Trainer"

FRIDAY April 26th from 3pm: Feria Festribal: Tribal Bazaar, Handcrafts, Henna Tattoos, Tarot, Open Stage, free mini workshops and last but not least, the International Gala. More info soon.

SATURDAY April 27th

11:00 - 11:30h: Belly Dance Aerobic Warm up taught by Carolena: Limber up and get your blood flowing with this fun and stimulating warm up and stretch.

11:30 - 13:30h: True Tribal Basics & Tribal Combinations taught by Carolena & Megha: Using fun combinations, we'll brake down several basic movements and their correct technique from the Tribal vacabulary: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreo and Arm Ondulations, Camel Walk, Torso Twist, Circle Step, Shimmy, Arabic Basic, Egyptian Basic, Pivot Bumps and Choo-choos.

15:00 - 16:00h: Arabic Variations taught by Carolena & Megha: Arabic Shimmy, Arabic 123, Arabic Hip Twist w/half turn + Flourish, Arabic Orbit, Arabic Shimmy with arms and turn and fade and circle (ASWAAT).

16:00 - 17:00h: Sweet & Spicy Zills taught by Carolena & Megha: Yes, you can play zills and dance at the same time! Learn how to hold your zills so you can play fast, what to do with your zills during a slow song, which zills are right for you, how to get a consistent sound, and a few other tricks. We'll look at five Tribal Zills patterns (Basic RLR, Alternating RL, Military, Moroccan Six, Baladi) and apply them to your dance. Recommended but not mandatory: Dancers should know the basics of Shimmy, Arabic Basic, Egyptian Basic, Pivot Bumps and Choo-choos. Dancers without knowledge of the basic steps can drill finger cymbal patterns during the dance segment.

SUNDAY April 28th

11:00 - 11:30h: Temple Dance Poses for Stretching and Dancing with Megha: Learn Indian temple dance poses for stretching and dancing. Inspired by images of dancers in India and the FCBD®Inc. Woman Power Workout DVD.

11:30 - 13:30h: The Trick to Spins and Turns taught by Carolena & Megha: Understand how to position the body so that you don't have to work as hard, or get as dizzy. This class will cover the slow turns: Propellor, Corkscrew, Reverse, Wrap Around, Barrel y Sahra Turn as well as the fast Calibrated and Partner Spins. Dancers should know the basics of Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreo and Arm Ondulations, Camel Walk, Torso Twist, Circle Step, Shimmy, Arabic Basic, Egyptian Basic, Pivot Bumps and Choo-choos.

15:00 - 17:00h: Beyond Basics: Floorwork and Laybacks taught by Carolena & Megha: For Advanced students: the Anatomy of Floorwork and Laybacks; technique and application. Kneepads recommended.*Dancers should know the basics of Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreo Arm Ondulations, Propellor Turn and Levels.


Feria Festribal: Friday 26th April from 3pm aprox. (Bazaar, Open Stage and much more).More info soon. At Centre Catòlic de Sants.

Show: Friday 26th April 9,30pm. At Centre Catòlic de Sants. More info soon








Booking conditions :

1) Send us an e-mail with your full name, contact tel. number and passport or ID number to bcnfestribal[at]

2) A 50% deposit to be paid within 10 days from reception of confirmation of your place. The balance due must be paid before 1st February 2013.

1st Payment: Deposit 50%
Within 10 days
2nd Payment: 50% Balance Due
Before 1st February 2013

3) Cancellations:

Before 1st February: We will refund any amount paid less €15 to cover admin. and bank expenses.
Between 2nd February and 15th March: Refund of 75% of amount paid less any bank commissions generated.
After 15th March: Refund of 40% of amount paid less any bank commissions generated, exclusively for medical reasons (with medical documentation)


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