About

The Bijou Project at Northwest Folklife.

The Bijou Project is an award winning duet founded in 2005 by co-directors Kamini and Samara in Bend, Oregon.  Their 20+ years of combined dance and teaching experience has culminated in the creation of their own unique style of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance.

The dance style of the Bijou Project has its origins in classic American Tribal Style (ATS) belly dance, which is most evident in their posture and cued improvisational dancing.  Their fusion approach expands upon the traditional ATS repertoire by incorporating movements, gestures, music and props from a variety of ancient and modern dance forms.  The result is a captivating combination of modern Tribal Fusion that both defies and honors convention.

We hope you will join The Bijou Project as a student, audience member, or supporter as we share our vision, our art, and our love of dance. Come on, embrace your inner shimmy!

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