Belly Dance, Pilgrimage and Identity by Barbara Sellers-Young

By Barbara Sellers-Young

This booklet examines the globalization of stomach dance and the special dancing groups that experience developed from it. The historical past of stomach dance has taken position in the worldwide circulation of sojourners, immigrants, marketers, and travelers from the 19th to the twenty-first century. from time to time, the dance is transferred to new groups in the gender normative constitution of its unique place in North Africa and the center East. stomach dance additionally has turn into a part of well known culture’s Orientalist infused discourse. The final result of this discourse has been an international revision of the solo dances of North Africa and the center East into new genres which are nonetheless a part of the greater stomach dance group yet are unique in shape and which means from the dance as practiced inside of groups in North Africa and the center East.


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