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Losing it, in part

The dancer slows her frantic pace In pain and desperation, drug Her aching limbs and downcast face Aglow with perspiration Stiff as wire, rubella her lungs on fire, With just the briefest pause — The flooding through her memory, The … Continue reading

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baltimore city paper is bored with bellydance

from the baltimore city paper, we get this small item, quoted in its entirety:

Best Trend We’d Like to Throw a Robe On
Belly Dancing

It’s not that we’re inherently anti-belly dancing. We love that you don’t need to be a waif to dress like Barbara Eden and undulate. It’s just that it feels like wherever we go, from rock shows and art openings to fundraisers and corporate cocktail parties, the night is not complete until a couple of barefoot chicks with bells on their fingers have writhed for a while. At first we oohed and ahhed along, but at this point we’ve reached our belly-dancing limit. Are we really so incapable of being entertained by the shaking of our own and our fellow partiers’ asses that our hosts have to hire people to do it? Well, as people who never get tired of our own ass shakings, we say no.

now it’s time for me to editorialize a bit… and i am inherently pro-bellydancing.
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skipping the gym

from the star (maylasia), Asian women take up belly-dancing in lieu of gym workout

From teenage schoolgirls to businesswomen and housewives, belly-dancing students say learning how to undulate their bodies and sway their hips is more fun than the traditional exercises available in the gym.

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galveston texas notices…

Slim and sensual: Belly dancing catches on

“But it’s not just youngsters who are catching on to the hip-shaking trend.

Jessenia, a belly dance instructor at the Galveston Health & Racquet Club and a performer at island restaurant Mediterranean Chef, says many older, professional women are also taking her classes.” Continue reading

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setting a bellydance record? salut, johannesburg

90 women gyrate as one

“Ninety belly dancers have hopefully shimmied their way into the world book of records on Friday night, watched by appreciative fathers, husbands and boyfriends.” Continue reading

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Miles Copeland in the news

it’s a pretty big deal when bellydance makes the “real media,” so here are a few clips from the bigger universe…

an article on miles copeland and the birth of the superstars, from the free new mexican: Post-punk entrepreneur Miles Copeland’s bellydance diplomacy

from the pop music critic of the cleveland plain dealer: Success story goes on for Miles

interview in the free times (ohio): Soundcheck : Miles Copeland : Manager and Label Owner Continue reading

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