Amani - an innovative dancer

Amani was born Angel Ayoub in a small village in Lebanon. She has had no Orientale training but did study jazz and debke at school. She began her dance career in a nightclub in 1987 based much on videos of Nadia Gamal and long hours in front of her mirror. She is known for her amazing consecutive barrel turns and her narrative dances in which she dances out stories and myths. A dancer to watch for her individual style and poise but not her folkloric interpretation.

Habibi Vol. 16, No 2 (1997)


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