Often students ask for a book that traces the history of the dance.
The sad reality is there isn't one. There are a couple of good books
which address parts of the story, but on the whole it is a bit here and a
In this section I have gathered as some credible sources together to
This is very much a work in progress.
"Who?" are the
people who have influenced MED? Dancers, Teachers, Choreographers,
"When" did this or
"What" is the real story?
In most cases I have identified my sources. These are not necessarily primary sources
but it gives you some way of judging the value of the information.
For those at my recent Attar 2010 presentations on "The Belly Dance Matrix" and "Belly Dance teh Last 100 Years"
you may find these YouTube and internet links useful.
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