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.
The 1001 nights of Princess Sherazade
Since I was a young girl I have always been fascinated by the Middle East narrated in "The thousand and one nights", and especially from the character of Princess Sherazade.
Salomè “The Seductive Dancer”
Salomè is the protagonist of one of the biblical events that most impressed the collective imagination: the famous beheading of John the Baptist. Her seductive dance embodies evil.
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 dark charm of Mata Hari
Known for her dark beauty and sensual performances, Mata Hari breaks the norms of the twentieth century by triumphing as an exotic dancer inspired by oriental dances. She dances naked.
The Gatsby style
The years from the end of the First World War to the 1930s are called “The Roaring 1920s”, a period of enormous changes, especially regarding the female universe and fashion.
Almeh and Geisha comparison
For a long time I thought that still today, both oriental dancers and geishas, in the collective imagination of some many people are more or less covertly considered a sort
The thousand faces of Artemis
Among the Greeks, Artemis was one of the twelve major gods of Olympus. Daughter of Zeus and Leto and Apollo's twin sister, Artemis represented the Moon, Apollo impersonified Sun.
Artemisia Gentileschi is an icon symbol of feminism, a woman who rebelled against rape immediately by bringing her executioner to court. But throughout his life she was at the center
Azerbaijan’s traditional costumes
The Azeris are an ethnic group mainly allocated in the northwestern Iran regions and the Republic of Azerbaijan, in a large area between the Caucasus and the Iranian highlands.