Temple Dance Fusion

“My fate was sealed.
I couldn’t wait to learn to dance as the goddess did.”

~Martha Graham


TEMPLE DANCE FUSION incorporates sacred temple and royal court dances from ancient India, Java, Cambodia, China, and Hawaii.


Over the course of the past decade, Moria has traveled to these countries to learn from dance instructors who have kept the secrets and techniques of their

traditions alive as part of a chain of knowledge handed down across thousands of years.



The intricacies of these dances, layered and blended with Tribal Fusion belly dance techniques, produce a beautiful tableaux of what is most inspiring and captivating from these cultures including dance styles, unique props, costuming, jewelry, make-up, and hair design.

The goal of the workshop is for dancers to learn basic temple dance techniques from a variety of cultures in order to embellish their performance repertoire and add to it unique and exciting stylistic elements from the world of Odissi Fusion, Javanese Fusion, Cambodian & Chinese Apsara Fusion, and Hula Fusion.



When working with Moria, you will receive authentic information from primary sources.


Her instructors treasure their sacred temple and royal court dances and wish to impart them to serious and devoted students of their ancient and beloved cultural heritage.

Temple Dance Fusion Choreography

"Aquarius" is the opening for Nocturnal, a full length theatrical Tribal Fusion show by Moria Chappell that incorporates temple dance fusion.  The ensemble piece features a dreamlike landscape that goes into the deep waters of the unconscious where animals, archetypes, yoginis, and music coalesce.


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


All costuming components are owned and provided

by Moria Chappell.


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


Musical score: "Aquarius" by Arure

Photographers: May Lune Photography,

Ambrosia Photography







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