I think the general public thinks shoulder shimmies are womanly because they think its the boobs shaking, not realizing that its coming from the shoulders and with women the friends just come anlong for the ride....Not like they could leave them at home with the baby sitter could theyWhatever else can be said about Amir's performance, I was enthralled by what I'd call a kind of skirtwork in the beginning - way cool. Most males of my aquaintance minimize shoulder work because they consider it "feminine" - yet the "Belly Dance is feminine" crowd here considers it "masculine". Interesting!
By the way, here's a clip of some Ethiopian dancing, kind of long but worth watching the whole thing to see some outrageuos shoulder work and chest drops. I wonder if Amir was inspired by this type of dancing.
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