Moria choreographs solos, duets, and ensemble pieces.  Please enjoy these expressions of her work.

NOCTURNAL OPENING

The Opening for Moria Chappell's touring bellydance show Nocturnal is an ensemble piece whose original concept and choreography were created by Moria based on her landmark work "Odissi Tribal Fusion Bellydance." This dreamlike piece courses into the deep waters of the unconscious where animals, archetypes, yoginis, and music coalesce.  All costuming components are owned and provided by Moria Chappell.

 

Dancers include Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Victoria Teel, Elena Faye, and Jenna Shear. 

 

"Nocturnal Opening" choreography copyright 2015

by Moria Chappell.  All rights reserved.

 

Musical score: "Aquarius" by Arure

DEWI SRI

"Dewi Sri" is a Javanese Tribal Fusion piece from Nocturnal and the first of its kind.  Combining Javanese Solo Dance and Tribal Fusion Bellydance in conjunction with Victoria Teel's Fan Veil Technique, Moria crafted a piece in homage to Dewi Sri, the Javanese goddess of rice, wealth, and abundance.

 

Dewi Sri was born from the tear drop of a snake, which upon touching the earth, magically turned into an egg jewel.  After the beautiful goddess died prematurely, she was buried in a secret place where a miracle occurred: rice grew for the first time on Earth from her navel.  This was her gift to the world.

 

Because she has dominion over the underworld and the Moon, this performance piece for Wild Saffron's "Nocturnal" depicts the goddess in her myriad forms as she dances through the night encouraging nature's growth through the gentle pulses of her movements on the earth and the cool breeze created by her fabrics through the air. The idea is that our lives are changed over and over by the flutter of but one butterfly wing.

 

Performers include Moria Chappell, Victoria Teel, Bagoas, Jacinta JayaDevi, Jenna Shear, Eleyna Faye,

Koreen Elizabeth, Petite Jamilla, Francesca Avani,

Setna MacBryan, Samira Sitara, and Linda Strike.

 

Fan Veil Technique and choreography by Victoria Teel, Costumes and Javanese Tribal Fusion Belly Dance choreography by Moria Chappell.

 

"Dewi Sri" choreography copyright 2015 by Moria Chappell.  All rights reserved.

 

Music: "Old Man From Angkor" by Arure

TUNISIAN TRIBAL FUSION

Tunisian Tribal Fusion piece in Wild Saffron's show "Nocturnal" features original choreography by Moria Chappell.  The costuming components are owned and provided by Moria Chappell.

 

Dancers include Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Koreen Elizabeth,

and Francesca Avani.

 

"Tunisian Tribal Fusion" choreography copyright 2015 by Moria Chappell.  All rights reserved.

 

Musical score by Solace

YOGINI

"Yogini" was created by Moria for her show Nocturnal.  The piece is based on Matangi, a wild, tantric forest goddess of music, dance, and art who loves elephants, birds, and society's outcasts. 

 

All costuming components are owned and provided by Moria Chapell.

 

It features Moria Chappell, Victoria Teel, Bagoas,

Petite Jamilla, Jenna Shear, Koreen Elizabeth, Elena Faye, Jacinta Jayadevi, Francesca Avani, and Setna MacBryan.

 

"Yogini" choreography copyright 2015 by Moria Chappell.  All rights reserved.

 

Solo musical score: "Matangi" by M.I.A.

Group musical score: "Bird Machine" by DJ Snake x Alesia

AQUARIUS

This performance of "Aquarius" features her solo in Moscow for Dance Fest  in 2015.

 

"Aquarius" choreography copyright 2015 by

Moria Chappell.  All rights reserved.

 

Musical score: "Aquarius" by Arure

MATANGI

This performance of "Matangi" features Moria's solo in Shanghai for Belly Dance China in 2014.

 

"Matangi" choreography copyright 2015 by Moria Chappell.  All rights reserved.

 

Musical score: "Matangi" by M.I.A.

KAMA SUTRA

"Kama Sutra" is an Odissi Fusion Belly Dance duet created for Belly Dance China during their "Dance for Unity Global BellyDance Festival" in Shanghai, China.  The duet was choreographed and costumed by Moria Chappell and Meera Varma.

 

Performers include Moria Chappell and Meera Varma.

TEMPLE TRIBAL FUSION

"Wild Saffron Temple Tribal Fusion" was created by Moria for Tribal Fest 14.

 

Performers include Moria Chappell, Nathalie Tedrick, Victoria Teel, Tiare Nagasita, Lacey Sanchez,

Rebecca Vasile, and Bagoas.

TRIBAL FEST 13

"TRIBAL FEST 13" is an Odissi Fusion piece Moria created with Apsara for her cameo appearance at Tribal Fest 13.

COBRA

"COBRA" is an Odissi Fusion piece Moria created for a Bellydance Superstar's tour of Club Bellydance.  The venue is the legendary Birchmere, host of Zappa, Kevin Costner & Modern West, and Kevin Bacon with The Bacon Brothers.

 

Performers include Moria Chappell, April Rose,

Sabrina Fox, and Colleen Anderson. 

JAGUAR

"JAGUAR" is a solo piece Moria created for Club Bellydance and has been performed throughout the US and China.

BOUNCE

"BOUNCE" is an Odissi Fusion ensemble piece Moria created for Club Bellydance.  The venue is the legendary Birchmere, host of Zappa, Kevin Costner & Modern West, and Kevin Bacon in The Bacon Brothers.

 

Performance features Moria Chappell, April Rose,

Sabrina Fox, and Colleen Anderson.

BALKAN

"BALKAN" is an ensemble piece created for the BDSS tour The Magic of Dance (2012).

 

It features Moria, Sabrina, April Rose, Colleen,

Sabah, Stefanya, Nathalie, and Victoria.

PEACOCK

"PEACOCK" is a Tribal Fusion piece featuring

Moria Chappell, Sabrina Fox, Sabah, Nathalie Tedrick,

and Victoria Teel.

SUPERSTARS SHOW OPEN

"SHOW OPEN" is an ensemble piece created for the opening of the Bellydance Superstars' Club Bellydance 2013.

 

It features Moria Chappell, Sabrina Fox, Sabah, Nathlie Tedrick, and Victoria Teel.

 

Moria choreographed the Tribal Fusion component.

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