About Ghawazi Caravan
Ghawazi Caravan is an innovative Tribal Bellydance company founded in 2000 by one of Australia’s premier Tribal dancers and choreographers, Devi Mamak.
Ghawazi Caravan bring unique flair, glamour and colour to any event. Their specialties are weddings, hen’s nights, corporate events and parties. Ghawazi Caravan dancers are experienced in events from full dance shows with live musicians to a sweet duet or a lively festival set. Ghawazi Caravan also regularly perform at a variety of local and regional festivals and community events.
Devi and the award winning Ghawazi Caravan are highly sought after for workshops and performances in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney Australia, the greater Sydney region and they commonly travel further afield, nationally and internationally.
Hire us dance at your party!
Big or small… at an elegant venue or in your lounge room. Birthdays, weddings and Hen’s nights are specialties.
Add colour and flair to your celebration.
Delight and entertain your staff, clients or stakeholders.
Let our dance professionals help you create an unforgettable event with beauty, excitement and unique sound and style.
ATS® SSCE workshops, Tribal Fusion, Devi’s Appraisal Series and much more.
What We Do
With a strong basis in Middle Eastern Dance, Tribal Bellydance has stylistic influences from East India, North Africa, Flamenco dance and contemporary dance. It is a fusion of multicultural dances, greatly inspired by the traditional and folkloric styles of the East, presented in an excitingly theatrical manner with music, elaborate costume and artistic skill.
This style is a contemporary dance based on ancient traditions (some say the oldest dance!). ‘Tribal’ enjoys and plays with the gap between the music and movement of the Middle East and that of the western world.
American Tribal Style as created by the legendary FCBD® was created and developed – and exploded in popularity – due to the requirements of dancers to joyfully work together, dancing with cues, making up dance in the moment but presenting as one… the communication and connection between dancers being one of the most enjoyable aspects to watch and participate in!
Ghawazi Caravan pay homage to the cultures they learn from and are inspired by, considerately incorporating them into their contemporary Australian experience.
While ATS® is Ghawazi Caravan’s main focus, our dancers have also studied a variety of dance styles from the various traditional Middle Eastern styles as well as Classical Indian and Rajhistani Folk, Classical Ballet, Tribal Fusion and other contemporary dance styles. Collectively, all of the Ghawazi Caravan dancers have a vast knowledge in dance and movement, which they bring into the troupe to enhance and enrich this diverse style.
Many of the dancers in Ghawazi Caravan have been dancing for well over a decade with most having travelled to the U.S.A to learn from the masters of Tribal and Oriental belly dance including the creator of ATS®, Carolena Nericcio, artistic director of Fat Chance Belly Dance®.
Devi Mamak, artistic director of Ghawazi Caravan, has completed Carolena Nericcio’s intensive Teacher Training course, which has lead to Ghawazi Caravan being a sister school to FCBD®. Devi has worked hard on creating new steps that fit in well with the FCBD® format. Many of these steps have been added to the FCBD® format.
See Our Dancers for more on individual Ghawazi Caravan dancers and teachers.