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PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Index to Belly Dance, Then and Now

 

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Table of Contents

 

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In the Middle East

 

Personalities: Alphabetical Order

These names are alphabetized according to the dancers' first names.

Personalities: Chronological Order

This list shows the dancers grouped in approximate chronological order according to when they first rose to fame.

 

The Articles

Afranza Hanem

Amina Mohamed

Badia Masabni

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Badia Masabni remains a legend even today in Egyptian entertainment industry history.

Ads for Badia's Shows at Her Clubs
Badia

Bahiya Amer

Bamba Kashar

Beba Ezz El-Din

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Bamba Kashar was one of the legendary dancers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Beba Ibrahim

Beba Ibrahim was an Egyptian dancer who worked at Badia Masabni's club for a time.

Biancha

Dawlath Soliman

Bamba

Dina

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Dina performs at the nightclub in the Semiramis hotel in February 2017.

Fairouz Arteen (Child Star)

Fardous Shalaby

Fathya Fouad

Fathya Sherif

Fifi Abdo

Gawaher

Gina Markisian

Dina

Hekmet Fahmy

Hekmet Kamel

Hind Rostum

Houriya Mohamed

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Hind Rostum embraces Omar Sharif in a scene from a movie they made together.

Imtithal Fawzy

Isaac Dickson

Hind Rostum and Omar Sharif

Karima Ahmed

Kawsar

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Lucy poses for a publicity photo.

Khayria

Khayria Sadki

Kiki

Kuchuk Hanem

Layla el-3amrya

Also known as Layla el-Chakraa and Juliet Masabni.

Lucy

Mary Ezz el-Din

Mounira Mohamed

Lucy

Nabaweya Moustafa

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Nagwa Fouad poses in a publicity photo.

Naemet Mokhtar

Nagwa Fouad

Naima Akef

Nina

Safya

Safiya Helmi

Salma

Nagwa Fouad

Samia Gamal

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Samia Gamal performs in a scene from the movie Sigarah wa Kass (A Glass and a Cigarette).

Shafiqa el-Koptiyya

Soheir Zaki

Samia

Taheya Carioca

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Taheya Carioca dances in a scene from the movie Shatie al-Gharam (Shore of Love).

Zeinat

Zeinat Olwi

Zouba el-Klobatiyya

Taheya Carioca

 

The Working World

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Sabriye Tekbilek performs at the Khaleej Palace Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sabriye Tekbilek

 

History & Folkloric Foundations

Ancient Times

Ka-Gmni

Recent Centuries

Folkloric Styles

Reda Troupe
Other Folklore Topics
Almee

Flyers and Advertisements

Arranged in chronological order by when they appeared.

1920's

ABOUT THE PHOTO: This is a scan of a 1926 ad promoting the grand opening of Badia Masabni's very first club, Sala Badia.

Badia
1930's

ABOUT THE PHOTO: This photo is a scan of a 1940's flyer promoting a new show featuring Badia Masabni's and Beba Ezz El-Din's new dance company.

Flyer
1940's & 1950's
Timing Unknown
 

 

Society

ABOUT THE PHOTO: An alley in Cairo where a wedding is taking place in January, 1999.

Wedding

 

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Through Foreign Eyes

Society

Media

Knowledge

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Bill Corwin, San Jose, California, 1986.

Shira

 

Product Reviews

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

Shira

 

Dance Styles

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

Arabella

 

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