Category Archives: Politics of Dancing

The Bolshoi ordered to reinstate Anastasia Volochkova

from the New York Times (and several others… )

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Eradicating Inul Daratista

A dancer too sexy to dance?

Inul Daratista, pushing dangdut style to new levels, has developed a popular following and with it, the attention of fundamental elements.

?Inul?s a small problem. We must pay more attention to eradicating eroticism.? — Hasyim Muzadi.

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foreign dancers banned in egypt

the bbc reported this some time ago.

the minister for labour and immigration has issued a ruling that will prevent non-egyptians from getting belly dancing licences after 2003.

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on tipping

i’m probably not the right person to start this, but i don’t want to leave this place looking like nothing but an events calendar in a strange format, so i’m going to borrow a theme i’ve seen in a few places, but give credit to the girls of baltimore bellydance.

this won’t apply to every style or performer, but the question, for your comment (see below), is: how do you feel about tipping? Continue reading

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