Sunday, November 8, 2009

MysticBliss: WildWomen of Tribal Fusion Bellydance

In the mid-east, where bellydance originated, women, as you know, are often forced to hide every square inch of their beauty and their femininity.

Bellydance can be seen, through this lens, as a form of protest and reclamation.

Here is my beautiful body in all its grace and power, this form of dance says.

Today, I want to share with you some of the amazing Wild Women who perform what has come to be known as Tribal Fusion style bellydance.







7 comments:

Tatty Franey said...

oh tks for sharing this. tribal fusion bellydance is what i live for :)

Emma said...

Yup, I love this stuff, too!

jelly said...

How interesting, I enjoyed this.

Elise said...

thanks for this, very interesting

Wild Roaming One (WRO) said...

Here in Toronto, we have a bellydancing show on in the wee hrs of the morn that I love to watch. It's much like a 21st century version of the 20 min workout (remember that??), you know, camera shots of T & A, but what I've learned (beyond that fact that' we're still exposed to soft porn at 5am on TV)is that bellydancing is do-able for everyone. Thanks for posting these vids, once I've conquered yoga (ha!), bellydancing it next on the list.

WRO

differenceayearmakes said...

I've had a secret ambition to be able to do this - but I am THE most uncoordinated person, and oh so stiff.

You probably have already heard from someone else but FitTV has a program called Shimmy - by the same producers as Namaste Yoga (I've bought two of the Namaste dvds). I absolutely love the cinematography. I've read bad reviews of this belly dance instruction and good. Personally I love it. Here is the website: http://www.shimmy.tv/index.html they have a wonderful intro video. And you can find some of this program on youtube (I know you don't watch television).

The second video had the body and the flexibility - the first was a really wonderful modern dance interpretation, she had the stomach moves best, but then no hips to speak of - the third had the most energy, pure motion.

Linda-Sama said...

christine, check out dancing from Rajasthan, India....there are some youtube videos...I SO LOVE Rajasthani dancing....

gypsy is in my heritage and the gypsies were originally from Rajasthan....after seeing the dancing, I now know why I had felt like I had come home the first time my foot hit Indian soil!