Belly Dance

I perform Belly Dance in a variety of costumes and styles, depending on the music used - from Turkish, Arabic, Persian, or Greek cultures. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.


GYPSY - with or without belly displayed

CABARET - traditional two piece, glitzy, or the latest more modest Egyptian or Turkish dress or suit styles

ANATOLIAN (Ottoman) - original costume designs based on paintings depicting Palace dancers

AMERICAN TRIBAL - A modern American style integrating various tribal costumes and jewelry from many countries such as Africa, India, Morocco, Egypt, Spain, and Afghanistan - combined as a collage of cultures



   Clockwise: (1) Gypsy. (2) Cabaret.
   (3) Anatolian. (4) American Tribal
• Turkish Rom

Authentic Gypsy and Folk-Gypsy styles with or without belly displayed, costume of multiple skirts over harem pants and long flowing arm drapes


CABARET - traditional two piece, glitzy, or the latest more modest Egyptian or Turkish dress or suit styles

ANATOLIAN (Ottoman) - original costume designs based on paintings depicting Palace dancers


   (L) Cabaret. (R) Anatolian.
• Turkish "Sufi Fusion"

This mystical dance style combines modern veil moves with spin techniques rooted in the spirit of the Turkish Dervishes. The entire dance is preformed while whirling, and spiritually depicts birth, creation, and death - as a human experience, as well as of the cosmos.


MYSTICAL costume is a flowing, modern sufi top with gold accents.

FOLK costume of silver coined jewelry, village-like hair covered in traditional style.


   (L) Mystical. (R) Folk.
• Indian Temple

Tanjore style South Indian Classical (Kali, Shiva, triple Goddess) Ritual Dance

TRADITIONAL Bharat Natyam costume

THEATRICAL costume with ancient reenactment in black latex like skin and 4 feet of black hair (Kali)


   (L) Traditional. (R) Theatrical.
• Rajasthani Folk Dance

FOLK costumes with veil and silver jewelry. Hand-loomed choli top.

FANCY version with sparkling choli, veil, and gold jewelry.

 
   (L) Folk. (R) Fancy.
• Bollywood Belly Dance

Modern Indian Belly Dance to the latest Bollywood film songs.


   Bollywood Belly Dance.
• Moroccan Guedra

The Guedra Dance is a Moroccan trance dance and blessing ritual performed in a circle with interactive chanting and percussive clapping, and using one drum - the Guedra


Moroccan Guedra.   
• Persian Classical

Ancient Persian Miniature Painting inspired postures


Persian Classical.      
• Elements

I can perform all styles to live music (preferred) or recorded music. I can perform Zills, Sword, Fire and Veil in the following styles: Gypsy, Cabaret, Indian, Bollywood, Rajasthani, and Tribal



   Clockwise: (1) Sword. (2) Fire.
   (3) Zills. (4) Veil
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