Her dance style:

“I was primarily trained as an American Cabaret style bellydancer and, later, Tribal Fusion and fire spinning. I was an original member of The Pyromystique Fireshow and briefly performed with Rhythm Fire Cultural Dance as well. Both groups provided valuable learning experiences. I am currently focusing my dance career on metal fusion dance and teaching at Tek-Ka-DOOM Studio.”

“I have found that I enjoy the contrast of super-feminine AmCab style and the slinky- earthiness of tribal fusion against the powerful masculine backdrop of metal music.”

“I am pursing a degree in dance therapy and would like to study the therapeutic benefits of more aggressive forms of dance such as moshing, krumping etc.”

I enjoy the contrast of super-feminine AmCab style and the slinky- earthiness of tribal fusion against the powerful masculine backdrop of metal music.

Choreographic work:

“When choreographing to this style of music one must take care not to let the music overpower the dance. It can be a challenge just to keep up and a dancer needs to know and respect their own physical limits and technical skill.” 

“A background in AmCab is helpful as it lends itself well to faster music. Add a little tribal fusion to make it powerful. I love to improvise and tend to be a bit theatrical which makes using metal music in choreography fun and interesting.” 

“I prefer drums to guitar solos but I try to be versatile and choose music on a song by song basis.”

firebelt

me and my firebelt at grahamfest '09!!!

Publié par Mekkah Jael sur mercredi 18 novembre 2009

“I am a little obsessed with Sepultura and use them often. Roots Bloody Roots and Rattamahatta are my favorites!!”

“I recently did a largely improvised piece to SlipKnot‘s “The Blister Exists”

 

“I also enjoy grunge, “stoner rock” (like All Them Witches), and Blues.”

“You can find more videos at my Facebook page

About Rock & Metal dance in the US:

 “I feel like there is a wide-open world of possibility for this style of dance and I am interested to see how it evolves. I live in a very rural area of Virginia where new things are not always easily accepted and often viewed as inappropriate or scary.  This sometimes makes it difficult for dancers to present their creative works to the general public. Even so, I feel like Metal Fusion dance has an edgy, underground sort of appeal that a certain type of person gravitates toward. It is exciting to be a part of the beginning of a movement and I can’t wait to watch it grow.”

I am currently looking for rock/metal bands to collaborate with.

Mekkah Jael, where to find her?

Facebook: Tek-ka DOOM Studio  

Website: http://artistecard.com/mekkahjael