Death chased the gypsies through the past and future, but it is here in the present they must battle for their fate.

An old tale re-told, two gypsy tribes dance against each other for the right to live on in the face of endless adversity. Presented by Divine Elements Belly Dance Company, the dance company behind last year's sell out smash, Beauty and Power; The Women Who Ruled Egypt.
This year's production again delivers a visual feast that spans the ages. Company director Regan Gardner has assembled a diverse ensemble of dancers and musicians for this modern re-telling of an old Gypsy legend.
Taking a light hearted approach to the story, A Tale of Two Tribes tells the story of two gypsy tribes, one from the past, the other from the future. Both attempting to escape Death by travelling through time, the two tribes collide in the present and embark on a quest for survival against their common enemy.

The show has an original live musical score by Adelaide Super group, Operation Firehat.
This four piece features Nick Atherton (guitar), from the international afro-rock group Damushi Ensemble, Ryan Garde (bass) from punk hardhitters God God Dammit Dammit and Jonny 5, Morgan Taubert, aka Zebulon (percussion), and Lord Stompy, aka Lord Stompy (harmonica and effects). They are joined onstage by renowned Czech/Australian poet, Ivan Rehorek aka Avalanche as the narrator.
Mixing music as diverse as dub, funk, gypsy, punk and one cover from 1970's Andean psychedelic rock band, Los Desdellos, the soundtrack to this dance show is anything
but traditional.
Preferring to fuse global influences rather than recite Romani songs, Operation Firehat have created an original platform for a fusion of modern and traditional dance.

Introducing our dancers Regan Gardner, Sarah Maeer, Sarah Tucker-Bohem, Jessica Rogers, Catherine Earl, Jenny Vincent, Sari Ankor, Kelly Barrett and special
guest Shamira.
A Tale of Two Tribes is a stunning combination of the modern and traditional with an amazing cast of dancers and musicians. An original and creative spectacle.

Adelaide Fringe 2017

Dates: 24-25 Feb - 8:30pm / 4 Mar - 7:30pm
At The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall - 128 King Williams St, Adelaide - (enter via Pirie St)