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 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 “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
The tribal music of Beats Antique
This experimental group of electronic and fusion music was born in USA and has become famous both for the mix of different genres, but also for the spectacular performances of
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