Saidi: the stick dance
Saidi is perhaps the most famous oriental folkloric dance: exuberant and powerful, simple and spontaneous, it is probably the most ancient and popular Egyptian style.
Raqs sharqi is not only the way the Arabic language defines oriental dance: it’s something more, a well defined and recognizable style of this dance and the "classical Egyptian style"
Egypt and Turkey have competed for centuries for the primacy of the "birthplace" of oriental dance: the land of Tutankhamun and that of Ataturk offer however quite different versions.
Samia Gamal, “The Barefoot Dancer”
Samia Gamal is considered to be one of the greatest dancers of the Golden Age of Belly dance. He was a unique artist, who influenced the generations of his time.
Ruth St. Denis, the “New Jersey hindu”
Ruth St. Denis is considered one of the pioneers of modern American dance. Her research is characterized by a reinterpretation of non-European dance traditions, with a mystical and spiritual approach.
The “Golden Era” of Belly Dance
The term "golden era" is refer to the period of Egyptian cinema that begins in the first half of the mid-20th century thanks to the matron of modern belly dancing