Belladonna’s professional dance company out of Washington, DC.
Kivahalla was created as a next step for the members of Belladonna’s student troupes who are ready to go pro. It is also one of Belladonna’s favorite projects.
We specialize in tribal and tribal fusion belly dance. Boho ITS, ATS, Sword dancing and Boho Sword improv.
The name Kivahalla comes from the Sanskrit word Kaivalya (कैवल्य), is the ultimate goal of Raja yoga and means “liberation”. And Valhalla, the Norse hall of Odin, where the Valkyries bring 1/2 of the fallen heroes in preparation for the final battle.
These terms are fused together just as our dance is. We aim for liberation in dance… liberation from the constraints of daily life, mundane responsibilities and from other people’s expectations. And we prepare for battle as we prepare for performance. We train, we adorn our war paint and our armor as we apply our makeup, costumes and jewelry.
Kivahalla is Belladonna, Stevie and Lily
Contact Belladonna for booking information.