I love Ansuya but I must admit, I was confused by the title of this DVD! When I saw the word “gypsy”, I wasn’t sure what to expect – but I thought it might be flamenco-influenced, or Roma/folkloric. But to me, it seems to have more of a Turkish cabaret flavor. I don’t know whether that’s my ignorance, or whether… Read more →
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This is a simply amazing set of 2 DVD’s by Ranya Renee. If you want to understand Baladi, this set is an absolute must-have! When I say “understand” Baladi, that’s exactly what I mean. This isn’t a belly dance technique class or a choreography DVD – it’s a detailed examination of the essence of baladi. If you’re an intermediate/advanced dancer… Read more →
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This is another of Suhaila’s almost-a-collector’s-item DVDs. It’s a choreography from the 1990′s, based on Jamila Salimpour’s tribal format, with Lebanese and Egyptian influences. The song is Nagwa, from the CD Princess of Cairo. It’s a nice choreography, useful for Intermediates who are ready to be challenged by some of the steps. (read more reviews at Amazon…) Suhaila Instructional Series:… Read more →
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I confess to being totally confused by this DVD at first, because the description says it’s all about “Chiftetelli Taksim”. Now, I always thought Cifti Telli was a (fairly lively) Greek or Turkish rhythm, and Taksim was a slow, internalized, improvised section of a choreography. I couldn’t see how they could go together. Watching Sadie’s performance didn’t help me much… Read more →
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntrh0uQr0os If you’re fairly new to belly dance and want a good overview, this DVD by Michelle Joyce is a good buy. It contains drills as well as a simple choreography. I wouldn’t recommend it for a raw beginner – although Michelle breaks down the moves clearly, the explanations move a little too quickly if [...]