Eugene Weekly : Music : 11.24.10


Beguilingly Familiar

Le Serpent Rouge: An Evening of Beguiling Dance and Strangely Familiar Music is a traveling road show that will captivate you. The brainchild of Le Serpent Rouge is The Indigo — a bellydance troupe, formed in San Francisco in 2001. The Indigo is Rachel Brice, Mardi Love and Zoë Jakes, and while they have danced in various groups — including the Bellydance Superstars, Beats Antique and the Yard Dogs Road Show — The Indigo is the group that they call home. They each bring their own influences to make their own modern dance forms unique. Brice’s sinewy strength, Love’s fluidity and Jakes’ intensity and charm make their sum greater than each one individually. They are known to be theatrical and playful, often playing characters within their performances. While rooted in Middle Eastern styles, their dance style for this tour might be found in an old West saloon. The burlesque and tribal fusion bellydance fits snugly with steampunk bluegrass from the Crow Quill Night Owls and rollicking country blues from the Gallus Brothers. Tub bass, washboard, kazoo, banjo, guitars, percussive bones, feathers, tattoos and legs: Be prepared for a raucous show. The Indigo, Gallus Brothers, Crow Quill Night Owls and Blair Street Mugwumps perform at 8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 30, at WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 door, $25 reserved.  — Dan Temmesfeld