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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ouled Nail berbers women
If you search on Google for the word "Berber woman", among the first results you will find a vintage photo of a young Berber girl of the Ouled Nail tribe.