"Undulation2" doesn't stop at this one killer group of offbeat babes, though. The event is packed to the rafters with belly-inspired dance companies short on respect for tradition and long on creativity and hard work, from the crazy-for-bhangra chicks of Boom Boom Bollywood to the award-winning and (gasp!) pants-wearing women of Urban Tribal to the Bettie-Page-meets-Mata-Hari look of featured dancer Kami Liddle.
Responsible for all this are, unsurprisingly, the women of Ultra Gypsy. The whole "throw belly dancing custom out a third-story window and use its blood to paint your face" idea is old hat to Gypsy leader Jill Parker and her banshee band.
A gang of high-tone DJ sets rounds out the evenings, including spinning by Janaka, Sep, and Filastine, so the inspired but untrained masses can hit the dance floor and pretend they're in Desert Sin. Finally, audience members get a new way to see the long-haired Ultra Gypsy dancers during a sneak preview of Medusa and Machine, a "modern trance ritual performance motion picture," according to the troupe's Web site; it's not your everyday luau flick, but it is set on the beach, and yeah, it stars shimmying girls. Gidget be damned. Carve me off a hunka that, too.