I would describe her style as strictly her own. In other words, Shakira-Dance. But bellydance it is not. However, she has gotten many people interested in it which gives us the opportunity to "spread the word" on what bellydance really is. :clap:Does shakira a certain style of belly dance or is she a mixture of styles?
Not only is she part lebanese but I think she does preform allot of Lebanese style belly dance. i never knew her father was from New York though. Did anyone know she preformed in a lebanese restraunt each week as a teen?Her father was of Lebanese his family came from Lebanon at some point but he himself was born in New York.
Hmmmm, according to Wiki, Shakira was busy recording her first two albums at about that time period. She danced in the restaurant at age 4.Not only is she part lebanese but I think she does preform allot of Lebanese style belly dance. i never knew her father was from New York though. Did anyone know she preformed in a lebanese restraunt each week as a teen?
(maybe some Hula or tahitian) or maybe I mistaken, I could swear some of those moves look polynesian.
The restaurant dancers I know wear lycra two pieces mostly. You still see bedlah and chiffon skirts but less so. Here in the UK and I would guess other places in Europe, Agencies and hirers for restaurants,clubs and parties such as weddings demand professional quality costumes. The Indian sets and coin bra and belts just won't do. There might be venues were they are appropraite but they are few and far between and I can't think of one off hand beyond student and hafla wear . Look at Traceylove's girls on her website: Welcome*-*Taste Of CairoYes, I figured they were playing dressup... I love the pic; I didn't mean to pair it with her restaurant dancing. As far as I know, no one knows the story behind the pic; I guesstimate she looks like she's in her late teens and her restaurant dancing days were in her early teens judging by an old youtube vid I can't find anymore. (even so, why could the costume not be used professionally, Liza? Naive student curiosity!)
Maybe she recorded and danced, idk seems like allot to do at once.Hmmmm, according to Wiki, Shakira was busy recording her first two albums at about that time period. She danced in the restaurant at age 4.
How can u say that? What is the difference between shakira and belly dancers who do fusion dance. I mean she does shake her butt in a none bellydancing way but thats her own spin to it. Are you telling me this is not belly dancing (look at link below)?Dear Violetsidhe,
I am assuming we are talking about Shakira the singer and not Shikara from Ohio. Shakira the singer is not a belly dancer. She is a singer who has occasonally used some of the same movements in her choreographies that belly dancers and other kinds of dancers use.
Belly dance is only in part bout theose movements. it has its own feeling and spirit and has other elements that make it berlly dance that Shakira does not include in her artistic offerings. Please do not confuse what s
Shakira does with belly dance. I know its easy to do this, but I swear to you that she is not a belly dancer, no matter what movements she is using, because the dance is much more than movement.
I have moved this thread into the existing Shakira thread, this is a large thread about Shakira and your question fits herei like her dancing and its does not exaclty represent what you learn in a belly dance class but she definetly knows bely dances moves and her fusion/twist to it is so fun to watch. My teacher said "Dont even mention Shakira. I dont know what she does but thats not bellydance". I guess to more to inform us about what was to come, but I read "dislike shakira" all over her face