Ghanaian Coffin Art
I just love the whole idea of it:dance: I think it's a wonderful way to remember to celebrate someone's life rather than just mourn it.
I think the lion one is just incredible.
P.S.The programme also has a look at Maori tattooing.
Here is a translation of a Turkish interview with Didem posted on Tribe.net:
I'm Under Protection Courtesy of Mr. Tatlises
Didem, known by many as the belly dancer of Ibo Show, raised much curiosity due to the talk-ban issued on her by Ibrahim Tatlises. Widely known by her smile while...
I discovered a bellydance News blog Dance Newsby a Swedish based dancer called Siryn that has some great interviews on such as Dina: Daring, Debauched or simply Delightful?
Dance News: Dina: Daring, Debauched or simply Delightful?
She also has other interviews with Liza Laziza, Keti Shariff and...
This is just pure curiosity (inspired from an article), but I was wondering if there were slight recognisable regional differences between belly dancers from the same country, such as Egypt or Turkey. I know it is not easy as each dancer tends to have their own styles but I wondered if there was...
Thought everyone would be interested in this: it's two clips of Kudret Sandra (Sandrali). i don't know anything about him, perhaps some of our Turkish dancer's do, but the caption says he taught other famous dancers like Prenses Banu. Nice singing voice as well.:D
Some classic footage of Turkish dancers, interesting to see how the dance has evolved there.:D (pretty much thanks to Oryantaloz on youtube)
Nergis Mogol , 1954
In case you have not heard:
Please read the collection of information below. I hope afterwards you will be willing to sign the Visiting Artists and Academics Petition or send a direct e-mail. This effects all non-european visiting artists including American and Canadian artists. A Canadian...
It's not belly dance but I thought I would post this show here. It features Jordanian ballet/modern dancer Rania Kamhawi.The clip shows examples of her fusions of ballet with folkloric dances such as debke. So for once we can have a Middle Eastern fusion and secondly instead of bellydance being...
Well somebody sent me this great clip and although I'm sure a lot of you have come across it on Utube for those that haven't - ENJOY!!!:dance:
Dandash, who is one of my fav dancers, imitates the famous dancers such as Samia Gamal and Suheir Zaki.
Okay I came accross this video of Natacha Atlas performing this song I've never heard of before called Georgy Cloony
can anyone translate as I'm very curious particulalry with the laughing in the background....or even just a general idea I knows it far from great quality :)
I am completly confused on where this thread should go I first thought BD Events then realised it's not actually belly dance per se so I choose here plz move if needed..
Anyway just letting people who live in East Anglia and aroundabout - there is a Natacha Atlas & Mazeeka Ensemble...
I have been wondering where does this move (snake arms) originate from?
For many people (mainly I think non-belly dancers) this move is recognised and greatly assosiated with belly dance - almost to the point that one could claim that to some it is part of a sterotype movement/image of...
My literature tutor posted a link and recommended this radio programe In Our Time described as 'a wonderful compendium of discussions about the history of ideas' from Radio BBC 4 on the 1001 Nights/ Arabian Night. I thought some of you may be intrested so I thought I'd pass it on to you...