P.S. [1/10] After viewing a whole lot of Egyptian film clips (yes, taking in a lot of entertainment on my trip!), I was thinking about all the similarities between the song-and-dance sequences in each film industry. And naturally, I was thinking about that great Egyptian bellydance vs. what seems to be the Indian bellydance. I knew that the Indians weren’t doing the real bellydance as we know it, so I wondered, were they just imitating the Middle Eastern dancers in so many films, or is there a whole traidtion of Indian sort-of bellydancing? Then I realized – or recalled – that the answer is a little of both.
I remembered that someone whom I was in touch with sometime back, in the first couple of months of this blog (when it was still a “global music” blog), did a video that explained the difference between Middle Eastern bellydancing and Indian “bellydancing.” That, as I confirmed, was Sabreena aka Genieshanu, and she not only explains but also demonstrates, over on YouTube. That clip should clarify a few things for people who were wondering…, as well as being very nice to watch.