A very, very condensed history of the region commonly known as the “Middle East.” Starting with the origins of Islam through to the post 9/11 world, this lecture traces the political, social, and cultural forces that shaped the region and their relation to belly dance.
Part lecture, part experiential workshop, this class introduces the major muscles and joints we use for belly dance, how to develop awareness in them, and how they function.
This class series introduces the key elements of Turkish style belly dance and includes an exciting Turkish Oryantal style choreography inspired by Turkish belly dancers Tulay Karaca and Artemis Mourat.
A Jamila Salimpour-style piece to the classic Abdel Halim Hafez song.
A contemporary and lyrical oriental-style choreography to an original composition from Suhaila Salimpour’s album Onzor Elai.