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    I just watched the Bulgaria and Turkey episode of the BBC TV programme 'Michael Palin's New Europe'. He was given a lesson by Turkish dancer Tanyeli who said that belly dance was in her blood and that she can't remember when she started to learn, probably when she was in her mother's womb. Hmm. I just got the impression that she was mostly publicity and little substance. Tanyeli.net

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    Oh, I videoed it, and was going to watch it tonight.

    To be honest with you I didn't expect an in-depth look at BD, but the 'dancing in the womb' schtick is a bit much

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    Well known belly dancer..well I'd never heard of her but then my knowledge of Turkish scene is not good so maybe we need someone closer to her home to comment on her.
    But she has more to say in the book (I've just bought it) er...like belly dancing is not for men..I suppose she would like to say that to the likes of Khaled Mahmoud, Shafeek and our other respected maledancers out there..probably not.

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    OH my I just read her biography

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    Tanyeli is very well known Turkish dancer and she has "been around" for more than 10 years, which is a long time in Turkish "dance industry". She is quite good dancer who mixes western and Indian influences in her dances and I like her musicality and fluidity especially in her slower dances - she really got famous just few years ago after appearing more on TV and Oryantal Star show really made her big name and there she spoke quite nicely about background of the dance etc (and there is also surprisingly much background info also at her web-page especially on Turkish side) so the comment about dance being "in her blood" strikes me as strange but perhaps she thought that she does not need to explain anything in TV show run by British comedian

    But I have not heard anything about her book - what is that???

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    In Michael Palin's book...... that which Waterstones has at half price.

    Michael is much more than a comedian ( not that I knock that profession) actor, director, traveller extraordinaire, journalist, national treasure and altogether yummy man

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    Watched some of her clips last night on You Tube.
    I am fond of her strong and powerful female presence on stage.

    But I still ask myself: what the hell is real turkish bellydance? I mean real traditional turkish (9/8 rhythm) music and turkish belly dance.
    My impressions about Tanyeli were: she created her own individual but all in all global style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfumeshop View Post
    In Michael Palin's book...... that which Waterstones has at half price.

    Michael is much more than a comedian ( not that I knock that profession) actor, director, traveller extraordinaire, journalist, national treasure and altogether yummy man
    Oh aye, he's been a traveller for longer than he's been a comedian now!

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    Michael Palin makes me proud to be English, just by being a generally nice person.

    I'm fighting the urge to sing the lumberjack song now.

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    You wanna sing it, my dear, just go ahead
    Why shouldn't lumberjacks belly dance whatever Tanyeli might say ??

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