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Monday, January 28, 2008

Well-Heeled Dancing

I love this bellydancer, and I don’t even know who she is. She must be Lebanese or Egyptian, judging by the costume (straight skirt, no separate belt, high heel shoes). The whole vid interests me because my teacher is beginning to teach us dancing on our toes so we can transition to high heels sometime. That is totally exciting to me!

This young woman does such a good job of letting her own style come through the song, and showing appropriate expressions with face and body. She finds all the comedy in the situation. The guys dancing around her are kind of a funny and sweet touch. Her drum solo afterwards is wonderful. Drum solos are a part of most cabaret performances. In a drum solo, the rhythms change throughout. So you have to let the rhythm drive your movements, and you have to anticipate the rhythm changes. So you have to know transitional moves to take you from one rhythm to the next. Kind of a valuable skill set for life, too.


Thanks Susan, that was lovely. Wish I could isolate the movement of certain areas of my body, moving one ripple tends to start a flabalanche. Hikers and skiiers beware.

— added by Lisa on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:52 am

FLABALANCHE! Lmao…that’s awesome.

She’s gorgeous. Ah, to be able to move like that, with a figure like that…

— added by ASDmomNC on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Yeah, she is extremely appealing! Sweet-faced and supple and not afraid of being funny. And how about those appliques on her skirt right at the hips , obviously to draw attention to them! That’s the exact area so many of us wish to minimize/conceal. What a concept.

— added by Nancy Bea Miller on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 8:20 am

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