To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~Agnes De Mille
Tribal Fusion Bellydance. A massive part of my identity. A staple, a lifeline, a fundamental building block, a sheer necessity. Vietnam has given me above and beyond what I deserve from my passion for dance. My precious, precious students, who are now friends before dedicated dancers, the plethora of gigs, too many to mention, even in this last year, the documentary I was asked to be part of (on my unique position of Western belly dance instructor). I was able, to apply ‘dance’ to ‘My Vietnam’ . Dance has been the biggest love of my life, of all things that don’t hold a heartbeat. Dance is my lover. Dance is imprinted on my soul. Until I can do it no more, you may never have to look any further than the dance floor.
After the phenomenal success of 2010 – which included non stop bookings, gigs, shows and P.R (yes, we were published three times in 2009), Róisín returned to her much adored Vietnam (and home of her first international gig, Autumn 2005!) to teach Tribal Fusion Asia side – as the Country’s first western teacher. The bellydance scene is still in it’s infancy and this was an opportunity she simply couldn’t turn down.