Middle Eastern Dance

Introduces the history, religious significance, national styles, and basic steps of traditional dance from the Middle East and North Africa, and discusses belly dancing by professional entertainers and similar dances by men.

Middle Eastern Dance

Introduces the history, religious significance, national styles, and basic steps of traditional dance from the Middle East and North Africa, and discusses belly dancing by professional entertainers and similar dances by men.

Bellydance

In Cairo there is a saying: "Every girl is born a dancer." With this guide, all women can be divas of the dance.

Bellydance

For those wanting to shake and shimmy their way to a firmer body, this comprehensive guide to belly dancing offers instructions on how to make the most of the hot belly-dancing-as-fitness trend. In addition to guiding the dancer to a trimmer waist, this how-to book helps put women in touch with their sensuality through the alluring moves of this ancient dance. Specific guidelines for pregnant women who wish to stay strong throughout the nine months and regain their prebaby belly are included. The history and culture of the art is also explored with a celebration of the pulsating music and shimmering costumes that make belly dancing a joy to watch. In Cairo there is a saying: "Every girl is born a dancer." With this guide, all women can be divas of the dance.

Dancing Fear and Desire

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni, through historical investigation, theoretical analysis, and personal reflection, explores how Middle Eastern dance actively engages race, sex, and national identity.

Dancing Fear and Desire

Throughout centuries of European colonial domination, the bodies of Middle Eastern dancers, male and female, move sumptuously and seductively across the pages of Western travel journals, evoking desire and derision, admiration and disdain, allure and revulsion. This profound ambivalence forms the axis of an investigation into Middle Eastern dance—an investigation that extends to contemporary belly dance. Stavros Stavrou Karayanni, through historical investigation, theoretical analysis, and personal reflection, explores how Middle Eastern dance actively engages race, sex, and national identity. Close readings of colonial travel narratives, an examination of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, and analyses of treatises about Greek dance, reveal the intricate ways in which this controversial dance has been shaped by Eurocentric models that define and control identity performance.

Middle Eastern Dance

This activity is by no means only for the young, for in dancing a woman can celebrate her entire life experience—her maturity adding beauty to the performance. In fact, many of the most revered professional dancers in the Middle East ...

Middle Eastern Dance

Introduces the history, religious significance, national styles, and basic steps of traditional dance from the Middle East and North Africa, and discusses belly dancing by professional entertainers and similar dances by men.

The Eda Handbook for Middle Eastern Dance

The same reason for why people do Middle Eastern dances - it is fun and they want to learn it. However, few realize the level of expertise expected of a Middle Eastern dancer - mainly because it is so easy to get a gig at a local ...

The Eda Handbook for Middle Eastern Dance

The EDA Handbook for Middle Eastern Dance provides an introduction to the most significant aspects of Egyptian Raqs Sharki as taught at the EDA under academy dean DaVid of Scandinavia.

Performing Your Best As a Middle Eastern Dance Artist

There are times in class, rehearsal and in performance when you are dancing in power, authority and you are uninhabited. These are wondrous moments!

Performing Your Best As a Middle Eastern Dance Artist

The internal life of a dance performance is every bit as demanding as work on the physical aspect. There are times in class, rehearsal and in performance when you are dancing in power, authority and you are uninhabited. These are wondrous moments! The free flow of the body is an expression of our feelings, our intellect, our inner visions, our beliefs and ----our totality. Having a solid dance technique paves the road to this place, but, it is only the beginning.

Zaida

This book was written especially to encourage you . the older woman. to DANCE to experience your true, inner self to experience JOY! Try this form of gentle exercise for just a few months and you will never want to stop.

Zaida

Your height your weight your body shape your age the colour of your eyes - do not matter when you want to learn to belly dance. You will feel healthier, more energetic and happier, than you have ever felt. You will feel you are a beautiful woman. You will feel self-assured. You will feelJOY! Zada first started to belly dance at the age of 60 and has felt healthier and happier in the past 5 years than she ever did in the previous 6 decades. This book was written especially to encourage you . the older woman. to DANCE to experience your true, inner self to experience JOY! Try this form of gentle exercise for just a few months and you will never want to stop. 'Always yield to temptation, because it may not pass your way again'

Belly Dance Around the World

In these essays, dancers and scholars from around the world carefully consider the transformation of an improvised folk form from North Africa and the Middle East into a popular global dance practice.

Belly Dance Around the World

In these essays, dancers and scholars from around the world carefully consider the transformation of an improvised folk form from North Africa and the Middle East into a popular global dance practice. They explore the differences between the solo improvisational forms of North Africa and the Middle East, often referred to as raqs sharki, which are part of family celebrations, and the numerous globalized versions of this dance form, belly dance, derived from the movement vocabulary of North Africa and the Middle East but with a variety of performance styles distinct from its site of origin. Local versions of belly dance have grown and changed along with the role that dance plays in the community. The global evolution of belly dance is an inspiring example of the interplay of imagination, the internet and the social forces of local communities. All royalties are being donated to Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to supporting women survivors of war through economic, health, and social education programs. The contributors are proud to provide continuing sponsorship to such a worthwhile and necessary cause.

Egyptian Belly Dance in Transition

Raqs sharqi, the Egyptian dance form also known as belly dance, has for generations captured imaginations around the globe.

Egyptian Belly Dance in Transition

Raqs sharqi, the Egyptian dance form also known as belly dance, has for generations captured imaginations around the globe. Yet its origins have been obscured by misinformation and conjecture, rooted in Orientalist attitudes about the Middle East--a widely accepted narrative suggests the dance was created in response to Western influences and desires. Drawing on an array of primary sources, the author traces the early development of raqs sharqi in the context of contemporary trends in Egyptian arts and entertainment. The dance is revealed to be a hybrid cultural expression, emerging with the formation of Egyptian national identity at the end of the 19th century, when Egypt was occupied by the British.

Dancing Fear and Desire Race Sexuality and Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance

Throughout centuries of European colonial domination, the bodies of Middle Eastern dancers, male and female, move sumptuously and seductively across the pages of Western travel journals, evoking desire and derision, admiration and disdain, ...

Dancing Fear and Desire Race  Sexuality  and Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance

Throughout centuries of European colonial domination, the bodies of Middle Eastern dancers, male and female, move sumptuously and seductively across the pages of Western travel journals, evoking desire and derision, admiration and disdain, allure and revulsion. This profound ambivalence forms the axis of an investigation into Middle Eastern dance—an investigation that extends to contemporary belly dance. Stavros Stavrou Karayanni, through historical investigation, theoretical analysis, and personal reflection, explores how Middle Eastern dance actively engages race, sex, and national identity. Close readings of colonial travel narratives, an examination of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, and analyses of treatises about Greek dance, reveal the intricate ways in which this controversial dance has been shaped by Eurocentric models that define and control identity performance.

Belly Dance Pilgrimage and Identity

Later she was hired by Middle Eastern restaurants in Los Angeles and in San Francisco which combined local talent with professional dancers from the Middle East. Dancing in these restaurants, Jamila begin to develop a particular style ...

Belly Dance  Pilgrimage and Identity

This book examines the globalization of belly dance and the distinct dancing communities that have evolved from it. The history of belly dance has taken place within the global flow of sojourners, immigrants, entrepreneurs, and tourists from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. In some cases, the dance is transferred to new communities within the gender normative structure of its original location in North Africa and the Middle East. Belly dance also has become part of popular culture’s Orientalist infused discourse. The consequence of this discourse has been a global revision of the solo dances of North Africa and the Middle East into new genres that are still part of the larger belly dance community but are distinct in form and meaning from the dance as practiced within communities in North Africa and the Middle East.

Jareeda Cookbook

This cookbook is filled with delicious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean recipes that will make your mouth water in anticipation.

Jareeda Cookbook

This cookbook is filled with delicious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean recipes that will make your mouth water in anticipation. You will find the perfect dish for your next belly dance hafla, that special occasion or family dinner. Inside you'll find over 80 recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts and more, plus a great article about chocolate by Jareeda's food editor, Arzina. The recipes found in this cookbook come from several sources. Some recipes are authentic down to the last ingredient and received first hand from Middle Eastern friends and relatives, while others are adaptations or originals. Happy Cooking and Happy Eating!

Stories from Inside the Mirror

The Anthology "Stories from Inside the Mirror" is filled with timeless true stories from Belly Dancers from around the world. Read the moving collection of true stories that contributes to human spirit, and celebrates courage and endurance.

Stories from Inside the Mirror

The Anthology "Stories from Inside the Mirror" is filled with timeless true stories from Belly Dancers from around the world. Read the moving collection of true stories that contributes to human spirit, and celebrates courage and endurance.

Belly Dance

Belly Dance


When Men Dance Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

were to have a credible standing within the ethnic dance world, we would have to establish a more developed perspective of the total dance of the Middle East rather than just one form of it" (Lahm, 1979, 4).

When Men Dance Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

While dance has always been as demanding as contact sports, intuitive boundaries distinguish the two forms of performance for men. Dance is often regarded as a feminine activity, and men who dance are frequently stereotyped as suspect, gay, or somehow unnatural. But what really happens when men dance? When Men Dance offers a progressive vision that boldly articulates double-standards in gender construction within dance and brings hidden histories to light in a globalized debate. A first of its kind, this trenchant look at the stereotypes and realities of male dancing brings together contributions from leading and rising scholars of dance from around the world to explore what happens when men dance. The dancing male body emerges in its many contexts, from the ballet, modern, and popular dance worlds to stages in Georgian and Victorian England, Weimar Germany, India and the Middle East. The men who dance and those who analyze them tell stories that will be both familiar and surprising for insiders and outsiders alike.

Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film

In spite of the importance of belly dance—there is almost no mainstream film without at least an allusion to belly dance—it was in general more of a by-product, referred to in many films in a passing way. Apart from the films which were ...

Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film

The Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film is a unique, one volume work which illuminates a fascinating variety of cinema which is little known outside its own area. The Encyclopedia is divided into nine chapters, each written by a leading scholar in the field. Each chapter covers the history and major issues of film within that area, as well as providing bibliographies of the leading films, directors and actors. The areas covered are: Central Asia, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, The Magreb, Palestine, Turkey. This Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of Film and Media Studies. It contains more than 60 black and white photographs of featured films, includes references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and the volume concludes with comprehensive name, film and general indexes.

Global Middle East

(and continues to be) a co-creation of Middle East and West. In Egypt, what later became “Oriental” dance was first performed by professional singerdancers known as ʿawalim (“learned women”) in private, elite contexts, or by dancing ...

Global Middle East

"Localities, countries, and regions always develop in complex interaction with others. This volume highlights the global interconnectedness of the Middle East. It delves into the region's scientific, artistic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual formations and traces how they have taken shape through a dynamic set of encounters and exchanges. Written in short and accessible essays by among the most prominent experts on the region, the volume covers topics including God, Rumi, food, film, fashion, music, sports, science, and the flow of people, goods, and ideas. It tackles social and political movements from human rights, Salafism, and cosmopolitanism to radicalism and revolutions"--

Work and Leisure in the Middle East

Hala Fauzi is an Egyptian living in the United States; she is a teacher and performer of belly dancing. She has been active in preserving the history and tradition of this form of dance. She points out that “belly dance," a term that is ...

Work and Leisure in the Middle East

This volume examines efforts by intellectuals and leaders in the Islamic world to adapt to what Hichem Djaīt calls the "incredible novelty of modernity" that has come to Europe during the past ISO years. Djaīt describes the different meanings of modernity, the crisis of Islamic culture in its encounter with modernity, similarities and differences between Arabs and Muslims and other cultures, the politics of the Arabs, and the force of democracy in the Islamic world. Contrasting the achievements of other civilizations, both past and present, Djaīt demonstrates eloquently that Arabs and Muslims will not be able to connect with the modern world unless they are able to be inspired by a supreme ambition to further the causes of high culture-in knowledge, science, art, literature, and other spheres.

Egyptian Belly Dance in Transition

The fact that sharqī would become the defining descriptor of the dance form discussed in the current study is tremendously ... to a fantasy Middle Eastern dance created to be consistent with the style and feel of this particular play.

Egyptian Belly Dance in Transition

Raqs sharqi, the Egyptian dance form also known as belly dance, has for generations captured imaginations around the globe. Yet its origins have been obscured by misinformation and conjecture, rooted in Orientalist attitudes about the Middle East--a widely accepted narrative suggests the dance was created in response to Western influences and desires. Drawing on an array of primary sources, the author traces the early development of raqs sharqi in the context of contemporary trends in Egyptian arts and entertainment. The dance is revealed to be a hybrid cultural expression, emerging with the formation of Egyptian national identity at the end of the 19th century, when Egypt was occupied by the British.