This interview with Rachel Brice dives deep into recent American belly dance fusion history and fashion. Rachel reminisces about her influencers Suhaila Salimpour, Carolena Nericcio of FatChanceBellyDance® (formerly ATS), and Jill Parker, and opens up about inclusiveness and past mistakes fusing dance forms.
Most dance in our era is performative, but dance can do so much more. Harlem High School Assistant Principle and dance teacher Kierra Foster-Ba talks about dances for healing, transformation, connection, and acceptance.
Salit of NYC on the sisterhood of belly dancers, the politics that divide our community of Arabic music lovers, and how focusing on our belly dance technique rather than our appearance brings us more happiness.
Golden Era Belly Dance enthusiast and our fabulous featured dancer in podcast #64 Badriyah of Belgium loves to bring us back to a time when bedlah and Raqs Sharqi dancers frequented movie screens. To an era of rapid growth for belly dance. A time when some of the most famous Raqs Sharqi performers were also film stars, and Fifi Abdou had just started her dance career. [visual-link-preview encoded="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"] In my interview with Badriyah, Badriyah revealed much of her findings from the research she has done on Egyptian belly dance films from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. After years of studying Golden Era Belly Dance
Dr. Valerie Poppel, aka Nefertiti, is a Clinical Sexologist and belly dancer who lived in Cairo. Find out what Nef warned about Soul Ties when she was featured in Cosmo yet again and how shimmying can improve our sexual health.
Author of 22+ belly dance costuming books, Dawn Devine talks about current belly dance fashion trends in Egypt and Turkey, how to make assuit fabric feel good on your skin, and how to get more out of your belly dance costumes.
Being injured is part of every dancer's life, and all dancers want relief from pain. Pema teaches how to befriend our pain, forgive ourselves for getting hurt, and turn poison into medicine.
Melodia of Melodia Designs has been designing amazing dance wear and comfortable-AND-sexy street clothes for over 20 years. But do you know about her intriguing dance past with the Belly Dance Superstars and Urban Tribal Dance Company? Listen and find out!