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Belly Dance, Then and Now:
Outside the Middle East

 

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Table of Contents

 

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Through Foreign Eyes

Society

Media

ABOUT THE PHOTO: This is a still from the 1896 short clip of Fatima filmed by Thomas Edison.

Fatima

Knowledge

  • Quiz. Tackle these 14 questions to test what you know of belly dancing, Middle Eastern culture, and music. Are you as knowledgeable as you think you are?
  • A Glossary Of Middle Eastern Dance Terms. Contains a list of more than 60 terms related to belly dancing along with their definitions and guidelines on pronunciation.
  • "The Oldest Dance"? Really??? How to determine which claims of belly dance history are plausible.
  • Yes, But Is It History? By Brea Morgiane. A historian's advice on how to determine fact from romantic thinking.
  • Clip Art For Dancers. Online clip art collections. The best is a royalty-free collection of 68 clip art images related to belly dancing created by Me'ira for you to use on your web site, in your newsletter, on your flyers, or other places where you need a little artwork. Also includes pointers to several other sources.
  • Quotations About Dance. A potpourri of what well-known dancers, choreographers, and others have said about dance. Note that this is not limited to Oriental dance--the quotes come from people of all dance disciplines (Oriental, ballet, modern, etc.)

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Pixie Vision Productions, Glendale, California.

Shira

 

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Product Reviews

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Randolph Lynch, Redwood City, California.

Shira

 

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Dance Styles

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Photo of Arabella wearing a Pharaonic costume that she made.

Arabella

 

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