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Indirani Fusion Dance performs Tribal Style Belly Dancing and Fire Dancing throughout Southern California and Beyond. A diverse selection of talented performers are available, including belly dancers, fire dancers, wing dancers, hoop dancers, snake dancers, stilt walkers, dj's, and live musicians. Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Fire Dance, and UV/Glow shows are available.
Indirani delivers breathtaking performances with a wide array of exotic fire tools, including fire fans, fire headdress, fire fingers, double staves, fire eating/fleshing and flaming hula hoop. We also dance with elegant shimmering wings that elevate the collective spirit of the audience.
Indirani Fusion Dance was formed by AnJa in 2006. She is a professional tribal fusion belly dancer, fire dancer, and wing dancer who also creates her own costuming and Fire Fingers, Double Wick Fire Fingers, and the unique creation, the Fire Headdress.
Our performances are highly customizable to best suit the needs of the client and best accommodate the given space. Contact us today to book entertainment for your special event!
Indirani is the Hindu Goddess of insight. She is a Goddess of great beauty and is the wife of the King of Heaven, Indra. She was the Queen of Gods. She is depicted as a fierce Goddess with one thousand eyes and holding a thunderbolt in one hand and a child in the other. She is seated on an elephant and she is adorned with rich ornaments and beautiful clothing. The other two hands are gestured in Abayamudra (I will protect you) and Varatha Karam (I will grant your wishes). She is one of the seven Matrikas (mother goddesses).
With her wicked belly dance movements, precision fire dancing and hypnotic soundtracks, AnJa conjures up a sultry spell for the senses. This multifaceted artist is the creative force behind every aspect of her performances, from hand-designed costumes and fire tools to the choreography that accompanies her digitally-edited selection of Eastern beats.
As the creator of the dance troupe Indirani, AnJa brings together a special selection of Southern California’s finest belly dancers and fire performers. Her company’s name embodies AnJa’s guiding approach to belly dancing and fire performance: equal parts exotic and powerful.
AnJa’s first exposure to the fiery dynamics of tribal fusion belly dancing sparked her imagination in 2004. Her connection to the performance was instantaneous and strong. “I was immediately drawn to it. I had never seen anything like the beautiful, earthy movements of this dance style,” AnJa says. “It was like gazing into a campfire and feeling – not just seeing – the movement of the flames. I was mesmerized.”
AnJa began taking tribal belly dance classes under the guidance of Sabrina Fox of Atash Maya, Heather Stants of Urban Tribal, and acclaimed Middle Eastern dance instructor Suhaila Salimpour. Incorporating her previous training in yoga and ballet, AnJa soon began to create her own belly dance choreography.
Early on, AnJa saw the primal power of fire as holding great potential for her shows. She began designing and creating her own line of fire performance tools. And when a growing passion for the tribal aesthetic of sumptuous fabrics and layered, opulent jewelry opened up new avenues in costume design, the path to her career as a performing artist was clear.
“Producing one-of-a-kind shows became a passion for me when I realized that this medium could allow me to express myself on so many levels,” AnJa says. “I knew that my lifetime of creative pursuits had led me to the right place: the center, not only of the stage, but of myself as an artist.”
These days, AnJa’s absorption in her craft translates into complete creative control over every aspect of her shows. She begins the process selecting her music: Western electronica infused with traditional Indian and Middle Eastern instrumentals. Digital sound editing comes next as AnJa blends the beats and tunes that will become the soundtrack to her new show. Choreography and the incorporation of fire-based movements soon follow. Depending on the performance, AnJa may bring one or more dancers into this process. AnJa rounds out her production by designing and sewing each of her own costumes.
“I believe that the right costume is essential to any performance because it creates the mood for both the audience and the dancer,” she explains. “That’s why I choose to make each costume as unique as each soundtrack or dance.
AnJa has had the pleasure of performing with talented artists such as Cheb i Sabbah, David Starfire, Govinda, Rabbit in the Moon, Danyavaad and The Shimmy Sisters, DJ Sandbag, HoopCharmer & Charmed Life Productions, Atash Maya, RaviDrums, Fire'n'Ice Entertainment, Red Swan Entertainment, Jeremy Weinglass, Fire Groove, Carl Cox, Middle Earth, Belly Twins, and UBUV.
“Performing with belly dancing, wings and fire is my passion. I look forward to sharing it with you.”