What is ‘Belly Dance’ anyway?
teacher and performer
- Zanny's favourite costumes
Questions for KashmirDo you need to show your belly?
But you do have to have a belly?
Why is it called belly dance?
But I heard "belly dance" is a translation of the French "danse du ventre"...
I read it was a corruption of "balady dance"...
Further InformationBenamin, Roger, Orientalism - Delacroix to Klee, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1997
Carlton, Donna, Looking For Little Egypt, IDD Books
Nieuwkerk, K (1997) 'A Trade like Any Other' Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press
Shira's Debunking Page
- jewels in the navel, dance of seduction, dance of the seven veils and lots more
Karin van Nieuwkerk updates some finding from 'A Trade like Any Other' in An hour for God and an hour for the Heart
Zanny's favourite costumes
(click image to enlarge)
|Bedleh for sale in Sydney||Some examples from Amera's Palace from Egypt and Lebanon|
|Orientale||el Malika||Wash ya Wash vol 1||Yousry Sharif & Raqia Hassan|
|Intro & Outro||Tears of Noura||Oriental Belly Dance||Bassem & Noura|
|Questions for Kashmir||Kashmir||No Quarter||Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded|
|Costume Talk||Khatm al Nihaya||Laura in Balady||Movses Panossian, Hollywood Music Center|
Return to BellyBeat
Return to www.raqs.co.nz