Recent content by ababalond

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    its this sort of controversial tastelessness that gives bellydance a bad name

    http://www.youtube.com/v/wyaW4KE-c3s&hl <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wyaW4KE-c3s&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed...
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    Jillina.. one seems Baladi and t'other Sharki

    I was up rather late lastnight, watching Ranya Renee DVD of the Baladi set, i seemed to have forgotten her opening speach before the drills. to sink into your body, she compared it to boiling water, first you put the cold water in, turn on the heat, and few bubble may rise, start slowly to...
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    Oh my gosh! Fifi's shimmies!

    most likely rather than not, most of you have seen these clips, however... i love the classiness and spirit with which Fifi dances. from her toes to her t.., well upper chest portion, fabulousness! elgant, and sexy! <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie"...
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    The relativity of Classical to Modern Egyptian Oriental

    Now i wasn't sure whether this would be better suited in the youtube forum, for whosoever could post vid of this or that in relation to this inquiry. but i feel its a subject of discussion more sympathetic on dance styles really. When one says classical or modern (Egyptian Oriental), are they...
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    Your relationship with Middle Eastern Dance?

    not sure how much action such a post will see, but out of curiousity how did your relationship with ME dance begin, was it love at first sight, seeing a dancer, preconceptions of it being expressing the female form, wanting to be sexy, an interest in an asepct of the culture of the ME, any...
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    too fast, too rushed, more laguidity, less technical.

    "Too fast..." Fi Balady take 2 the Taqsim and Baladi Persona 08/04/10 I dug my heels in and stood my ground when critique told me to move slower with less technicality to be more authentic with Baladi, but it would ignorant of me to ignore many over the few, the few being me! lol! <object...
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    Baladi Belly Dance to Rania's Tahtil Shibbak

    02/04/10 At long last I've got me a teacher for 1-2-1 tuition, thus far having learnt from Ranya Renee's DVD set on Baladi, this is my first dance practice after my first lesson, to my favourite song, yet an other version of Tahtil Shibbak. <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie"...
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    A Egyptian Oriental Improv to Niksam El Amar

    25/03/10: An Egyptian Raks Sharki to Mezdeke, following general critique on last video "Taht Il..", too much floor watching, my right arm was too dynamic and left was more static, vary size of movements. This style of dance is less inkeeping with traditional folkloric style, evidently! lol! and...
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    Classical Egyptian Dance

    I've recently found a teacher after having studied Baladi without 121 tuition, and modern Egyptian Oriental, but fonder of the former rather than the latter, although with some sharki tendencies too. but anyway. i digress. my would be teacher is of the Suraya Hilal school and among the...
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    A Raks Baladi improv to Fatme Serhans "Taht Il Shibbak"

    15/3/10: a Baladi Improv to Fatme Serhan, following critique worked on improving muscle tension during wide hip circles, showing emotive expression, level and bodyline changes and more footwork patterns since the last upload (Rakset El Wadiyya) of my video journal on learning belly dance. I've...
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    My thoughts on a mens costume.

    so i've been looking online, and may still be dancing in my home for while before i develop my technique and muster up the courage to see if i can perform at a Hafla, but this is what I am thinking for Egyptian Oriental (Night Club) Baladi. As although I've read a Galabeya by tradition is...
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    Saqarah Hafla in London?

    I've come across a site for a Halfa in London called Saqarah, it is evident that amatuer performers take the oppurtunity to perform here, however has anyone been to this venue, and can attenders come and join the party to enjoy a good old belly dance and a few drinks, like say one would dress up...
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    An apology

    I realise now that i came into this forum site as bit a bit of bull in china shop! after my first post, i browsed a few threads and thought I'd picked up on waspish atmoshphere and regreted posting myself, for not to fall under a similar cutting. But I see now what I'd percieved as cutting was...
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    costumes and styles...?

    i've watched quite few belly dancers on youtube, and i can't say i've picked up on a definate costume to a style of comtemporary sharki with my untrained eye among the men, its quite individual, with exception for the traditional costume for the relative styles. i'm going to be sharing my...
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    Accordian Baladi Progression

    Hello poeples, i've an inquiry... I've been sifting through itunes, looking for accordian baladi progression music, i've found some really nice albums with rich pieces of music, and some accordian baladi pieces, but not an album on it. yet when i go on youtube looking for baladi dancers, or...
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