That's unfortunate - isn't imitation the best form of flattery? How would she like it if we saw her adopting western dance and told her how she didn't have the flare for it either? Of course, we would be called capitalist superior westerners, and be expected to take that on the chin. What a double standard?This thread started as a response to comments by a (no longer) member of the forum that because she was an American of Turkish origin, she knew "the way" and the rest of us were....well read into it what you may.
It was sadly not about what we may think of each other
I had also read some dreadful and frankly racist comments by American dancers of Arabic origin and by an Arabic belly dancer who passed very negative comment about Westerners interested in belly dance.This is
contrary to the reaction of Brits of Arabic origin who don't seem to see a problem.