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Roman says "dance," and he dances.

يأمرة (رومان) بالرقص وهوَ يرقص

At the same time, writing windows here for Hundertwasser is practically academic, because its windows usually "dance" and are painted in different bright colors.

وفي الوقت نفسه، فإن كتابة النوافذ هنا لـ Hundertwasser هي أكاديمية عمليا، لأن نوافذها عادة ما "ترقص" وترسم بألوان زاهية مختلفة.

All further measurements will have to "dance" from this place.

جميع القياسات الإضافية يجب أن "ترقص" من هذا المكان.

"Dance time, mommy?"

"وقت الرقص، يا أمي"

"Dance away, live life to your fullest!"

"أرقص بعيدا عش ألحياة بكل طاقتك"

"Dance for the Sun".

فيلم «رقصة مع الشمس»...

"Dance like nobody's watching!"

"ارقص وكأن لا أحد يراقبك"

In "Dance or Die," anything goes,

في "الرقص أَو الَمُوتُ،" كلّ شيء مقبول،

"Dance in August" Festival in Berlin takes place this month

مهرجان "الرقص في أغسطس" المقام في برلين اختار حقوق الإنسان موضوع هذا العام

1968: "Dance to the Music"

1968: (الغناء من أجل الحياة)

The Teatro Cleon Jacques from the center of Creativity of Curitiba presents this Friday (15/12) the show "the cry of the dance", produced by a group of people with visual impairment who participates in the project "Dance without seeing".

جاك كليون Teatro من مركز الإبداع في كوريتيبا ويعرض هذا يوم الجمعة (15/12) إظهار "صرخة للرقص", أنتجت مجموعة من ذوي العاهات البصرية الذي يشارك في هذا المشروع "الرقص دون رؤية".

When we are in our healthiest state of mind, we "dance" with life.

عندما نكون في حالة صحية لدينا من الاعتبار، ونحن 'يرقص' مع الحياة.

For example, you can request to "dance" with said person.

على سبيل المثال، يمكنك طلب "الرقص" مع الشخص المذكور.

Did somebody say "dance"? Break it down!

هل قال أحدكم "رقص" هيا بنا نفعلها

As you know it, "Dance Powder" is prohibited by the world government.

كما تعلمون, مسحوق الرقص ممنوع بالحكومة العالمية.

That which used "Dance Powder" involving the dryness in this country...

أنا الشخص الذي استعمل مسحوق الرقص لكي يسبب الجفاف في هذه البلاد...

I invite a few friends over for a "Dance Fever" party.

أدعو عدد قليل من الأصدقاء عبر لحزب "الرقص الحمى".

And is this the name that you chose? "Dance mamas"?

وهذا هو الاسم الذي اخترته رقص الأمهات ؟

She likes to call herself the "Dance Machine".

وقالت أنها تحب أن تدعو نفسها "آلة الرقص".

I don't like to teach "dance."

أنا لا أحب فعل "لتعليم"

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Learn How To Say “Would You Like To Dance?” in 50 Languages

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DANCING IS ELEMENTAL, and a sure way to reach across barriers of culture and language. Impress latinxs in South America or the Greeks in Santorini by asking them to dance in their native language.

Language Spelling Pronunciation
Afrikaans Sal jy met my dans, assblief? Sal yee met my dans asse-bleef
Albanian A doni të vallzoni? Ah don-ee the val-zonee
Arabic Haiya narcos? Hi-ya nar-cos
Armenian Guh bares eendzee hed? Guh bar-es e-end-zee hed
Bosnian Hoces li plesati? Ho-chesh lee pleh-sat-tee
Bulgarian Iskate lid a tancuvame? Is-ka-ta lee da tan-sov-may
Catalan Vols ballar amb mi? Volls ball-ar amb me
Chamorro Malagu hao bumaila yan guahu? Mala-goo how bum-all-e-ah yan gow-who
Chinese (Mandarian) Ni Xiango taio wu ma? Nee shee-ahng tee woo mah
Croatian Bi li htio plesati sa mnom Bee lee ha-tee-o pleh-sat-tee saw mnom
Czech Smím prosit? Smeem pro-say
Danish Vil du danse med mig? Vil do dan-say med mig
Dutch Wil je met me dansen? Will ye met mai dan-sen
Estonian Kas te soovite tantside? Kas tee sue-vite tant-side
Filipino Halika sayaw tayo? Ha-lee-ka say-awe tay-o
Finnish Haluaisitko tanssia kanssani? Hal-ua- tans-sia kan-sanee
French Voulez vous danser? Voo-lay voo dan-sah
Georgian Ginda vicekvot? Gin-da vi-cek-vot
German Möchtest du mit mir tanzen? Moch-test do mitt mir tan-zen
Greek Thélis na horépsis mazí mou? Thee-lis naw horep-shay ma-zay moo
Hebrew Ha’im tirtsi lircod iti? Ha-eem teart-see lear-cod it-ee
Hindi Aap naachna chahenge? Ap naw-ch-na cha-hen-ge
Hebrew ihun uteh nihaiu stihein ana i-un uttuh ni-haiu sti-hin ana
Hungarian Szeretnél táncolni velem Szer-ret-neal taan-col-nee vel-em
Icelandic Viltu dansa við mig? Vil-tu dan-saw vee-o mig
Indonesian Bersediakah Anda berdansa dengan saya? Ber-sed-ia-kah an-da ber-dan-sa den-gen say-ah
Irish (Gaelic) An bhfuil tú damhsa liom? Ahn buf-ool to daam-sa lee-om
Italian Voule ballare? Vou-lay ball-are-ee
Japanese Odorimasho? Oh-doh-ree-mah-show
Latvian Vai jūs vēlaties dejot? Vy joos vel-laaties de-jot
Lithuanian Ar pašoksi su manini? Are paas-oaks-ee sue man-een-nee
Luxembourgish Wëlls de mat mir danzen? Vells day maat mir dan-zen
Macedonian Bi sakala li da tantsuvash so mene? Be sak-a-la lee da tants-su-vaash so mena
Malay Mahukah saudari menari dengan saya? Mah-hu-ka sue-dari men-ari den-gen saya
Norwegian Skal vi danse? Skaal vee dan-say
Polish Czy moge z pania zatańczyć? Tsch mo-gau zee paan-yah za-tan-tsch
Portuguese Você quer dançar? Vo-see key-er dan-sar
Romanian Vrai să dansezi? Vrye suh dan-sez-e
Russian Hochesh tantcivat? Ho-che-sh ta-nt-ce-vaht
Scots Woods ye loch tae jink wi’ me? Woods ya lock tay jink we me
Serbian Mogu li imati ovu igru? Moo-goo lee im-ati oo-vu ig-ru
Slovak Smiem prosiť? Smeem pro-say
Slovenian Bi radi plesali z mano? Be rad-ee pleh-sal-ee z maan-o
Spanish Quieres bailar? Key-er-es by-lar
Swahili Tcheze ngoma? Tche-zee no-ma
Swedish Vill du dansa med mig? Vill du dan-sa med mig
Thai Yàhk dtên rum mái? Yahk dten rum my
Turkish Benimle dans eder misiniz? Ben-em-lee dans ed-er miss-in-ez
Ukrainian Chočeš zi mnoiu potantsjuvaty? Cho-says zee men po-tants-ju-vat-ee
Uzbek Men bilan raqsga tushmaysizmi? Men bil-ahn racks-ga tush-my-siz-me
Yiddish Volstu gevolt tantsn mit mir? Vols-tu ga-volt tant-sen mitt mir
Zulu Uthanda ukudansa nami? U-than-dah u-ku-dan-sa na-me

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How to feel comfortable at the first lesson of Arabic dances

Experts believe that belly dancing improves health and prolongs youth, belly dancing changes a woman both externally and internally, because during the dance you experience a unique pleasure from movements, a feeling of joy in life, love for the whole world, you learn to live a happy present. But in order to learn how to dance, one way or another, you will have to step over the threshold of an Arabic dance studio.

Imagine that you are coming to class for the first time. Having changed clothes, you enter the gym with an open stomach, which in itself is somewhat fettering (the reason for this is the complexes about the lack of "cubes" on your press, or even the absence of a waist at all). There are strangers around, moreover, women who are superior to you in some way. Do not be afraid of everyone and everything, compare yourself with someone, count your own or other people's fat folds - think better that by coming here, you have already taken the first step towards a slender figure, beautiful posture, graceful movements and healing of the body generally. And, of course, internal changes should also be expected (your worldview, relationships with males, gaining a sense of self-confidence, etc.). If you are attentive enough to yourself, then immediately mark those parts of your body that you are not very happy with. The rehearsal begins, and you have to move in a completely different way than you are used to. And not even the way you, perhaps, were taught in other dance schools or in shaping classes. Due to unusual movements, something is wedged in your hip, it hurts in your lower back, the “wave” stubbornly does not want to walk on your stomach, and your posture leaves much to be desired, your shoulders and neck are tense. And the “instructor who doesn’t understand anything” says that you need to smile seductively, “shoot with your eyes”, and you don’t want anything anymore - it seems to you that being seductive, vigorously shaking your hips and stomach, is unrealistic. I must say right away that everything is real, you just need to train regularly.

Indeed, when women dance, a deceptive impression is created that all bewitching, seductive gestures do not require any effort, they seem so dexterous and natural! However, in reality, mastering the art of Arabic dance is not easy. Another problem is that all parts of the body must work at the same time, but in completely different rhythms. This is not “right hand - left foot” for you: no clear hand positions, as in classical choreography, smooth movements and complete improvisation. You even need to breathe in a special way, with your stomach - it is no coincidence that Arabic dances are called yoga for women. But the main thing is to be able to seduce with a look, “play” with your face, smile and lure.

Don't despair if you don't succeed. From personal experience I will say that you can find the first results not earlier than after five or six sessions. And you will be surprised how sexy it turns out to rotate your hips ...

If you need motivation for training, think about the "pros". On the physical level, flexibility and plasticity will return to you, and the energy that underlies the dance will help relieve tension and fatigue accumulated in the body, improve tissue metabolism, and remove stiffness. Since tension and fatigue in the body are associated with our everyday psychological problems, fears, inner sensual lack of freedom, dancing, you will get rid of this negative emotional background, feel a joyful upsurge and cheerfulness. Stiffness, angularity and sharpness of movements will be replaced by polished plasticity, your body will become more feminine, and you will attract admiring glances.

This will increase your self-confidence. Just enjoy yourself dancing. If this does not frighten you very much, at the very first lesson you will feel that vital energy that will begin to fill you from the inside, continuing the classes, you will be surprised at the transformation that will affect your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. You will feel how warm living energy flows in your body. You live, you breathe, you evoke positive emotions in others and feel their response (and believe me, no one cares about your fat folds). Let your "I" open up: a special sparkle in the eyes, the magic of movements, looseness and a sense of inner freedom. It's bewitching.

If you practice Arabic dances, your life is filled with holidays, and there is no place for everyday life in it - you achieve inner balance, you feel satisfaction. This is, of course, the perfect picture. On the way it meets many difficulties, but that's the whole point!

One cannot but say that Arabic dance is a way of self-expression for a woman. Dancing, you live in this creative process, forget about everyday problems. The dance technique also leaves its mark on the character - a woman learns to appreciate herself, her body, to be more feminine ...

In the process of training, a woman has the opportunity to learn a lot about herself, hidden psychological problems become visible. For example, the enslavement of the lower body indicates a suppression of oneself sexually (this is especially noticeable in older women, while in young women, tightness in the thoracic region indicates a lack of sincerity in relations with the outside world). Flexibility in dance gives flexibility and character, softness and smoothness affect ease of communication, liberated movements lead to inner freedom. But belly dancing is not just fun. Complicated and beautiful, he absolutely does not tolerate when something is done in him through force: every movement should give a person, first of all, physical pleasure. Such an exhausting overcoming of oneself, which can be found in sports dances or aerobics classes, is completely unacceptable for Arabic dance - this destroys its entire internal philosophy. The fact is that it is in Arabic dance that the load on the body alternates (work, then relaxation), which corresponds to its natural life.

This is the main difference from aerobics with its exhausting physical activity, after which, as a rule, one feels a loss of strength.

Dancing quickly brings the body into a state of harmony, as all muscle groups begin to work. There are 12 basic elements in Arabic dance, the rest of the movements are combinations of them (plastic combinations, blows, shaking, “waves” of the stomach, etc.)

be able to dance anything. However, in Arabic dance there is no standard of ideal dance: any dancer, any woman who freely expresses herself in it is beautiful. And this fact helps to increase self-esteem, awareness of one's own unique beauty. This is a dance for women of any age, height, weight and nationality.

If ballet or classical ballroom dance involve long-term memorization of perfected steps from a very young age, then it is preferable to start practicing Arabic dance consciously, better after reaching puberty. Experience shows that young students easily learn the order of building compositions, but only a mature woman is able to convey sensuality and sexuality.

Strict adherence to the canons, as I said, is not at all important for Arabic dance. Temperament and emancipation are important. The basis of belly dancing is improvisation. But still, there are some rules and exercises for faster mastering the art of dance. Do not be embarrassed that at first you, most likely, will not succeed, or only the simplest movements will be obtained. The body of a professional dancer seems to be composed of two different parts: the upper one - to the waist - with gentle and smooth movements, always seems to hover over the other - from the waist and below - with strong hips, a mobile stomach, elastic legs. A real belly dance is years of training, a hot body, worn feet, real costumes made of beads and sequins (most often uncomfortable and weighing several kilograms). Of course, not every novice dancer is endowed with good natural abilities, flexibility, and endurance. Often the lack of talent has to be replaced by elementary diligence - this is a visit to a dance class, but most of all - endless classes at home and wherever possible.


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Arab belly dance has many roots. Its origins can be traced on the frescoes of the ancient temples of Mesopotamia, which was located on the territory of Western Asia. The frescoes preserved beautiful images of dancing people.

The first evidence of the prehistoric existence of dance, possibly belly dance, in North Africa is the rock paintings of Tassili-Adjir in Central Africa, which are "a great prehistoric museum of the earth. " It depicts a variety of scenes, including dance scenes that played an important role in people's lives at that time.

Images of people were masks. This is how the "Sefar" mask was found, which can be seen today in Burkina Faso in Angola; the found mask "Inauanrhet" depicts a woman with a rounded and painted face.

There are many frescoes depicting dances in Tassili-Adjir, whose age is determined to be about 7000 years. Similar frescoes, whose age dates back to about 1000 years before the birth of Christ, are also found in ancient Egyptian temples… Arab dances appeared in the Hittida civilization, in Tibet, about 11 thousand years ago, at the end of this civilization.

Hittida was a warlike civilization, and at first these dances were part of the male warrior dances. In this - male and military - form, these dances came to Pacifida, where they were picked up by women.

Women radically changed the pattern of movement, made the dance bewitching and bewitching men. In this form, in fact, he appeared in Japan in the 5th millennium BC. Soon, in a somewhat simplified form, the dance began its journey around the world (about 4.5 thousand years BC).

He went through Vietnam, Korea, China, Turkey, Arabia, Africa, South America and came to the ancient Slavs (3.5 thousand years BC). About 2.3 thousand years BC the “Arabic” dance modified by the priests becomes ritual for the first time. It is performed only in the evening (18-20 hours), outdoors or indoors, and is danced by the wife for her husband on the day of their wedding anniversary. The sacred side of this dance: “Darling! We lived together for another year. But I am just as beautiful and desirable.”

Approximately 300 years before the advent of Christianity, the Slavic (ritual) version of this dance began its journey back to Asia (they were brought there by Slavic girls when the Slavic tribes migrated to the south), in this form it was recognized by Turkey and the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula. They were able to keep it unchanged for almost 400 years (until the 1st century AD), but then some dancers began to perform it for money.

So the ritual version of the dance began to lose its esoteric meaning, to be performed by everyone with or without reason, and over the next 350 years (until about the 5th century AD) it became known in all countries of the East, incl. in India, Ceylon, Japan, Afghanistan, as well as in Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Botswana, Nigeria), Europe (Spain, Italy), in the Far Eastern lands.

The dance has become "Vaishya" for everyone, but has lost its ritual meaning. In the 7th century AD the name “Arabic” took root almost everywhere behind the dance, and all good dancers came to Arab countries to improve their professionalism. It is not by chance that belly dance received such a piquant name. "Belly" is life. So this is the dance of life. With whom and with what is the very concept of “life” associated? Of course, with a woman - a mother and with the earth.

And indeed the belly dance is directly connected with the development of the cult of the Goddess of Fertility, the Mother Goddess. Different peoples called this goddess differently: Anahita, Isis, Ishtar, Aphrodite. This cult was widespread in many ancient states, since agriculture was the basis of their economic life (for example, in Egypt, the Babylonian kingdom, in India).

In the mythology of many ancient peoples of the East, the sky was associated with a male god, and the earth with a female goddess. As a result of their union, all living things appeared, as well as other gods. Rituals in honor of the gods were often accompanied by music and dances, which not only glorified, but also reflected the functions of these gods

Dance is the most expressive means for depicting any activity. If we talk about the belly dance, then it reflects the process of conception, gestation and, finally, birth. That is why the dance contains erotic elements. As ancient civilizations developed, the dance changed and went beyond the bounds of a religious cult. A second direction in its use appeared - secular, that is, dance becomes an entertaining element in the daily culture of oriental people.

Until now, some Bedouin tribes have a custom when women gather in a large tent and dance around a woman in labor, thus helping her in childbirth, and meeting the birth of a child with joy, so that his life would be happy. In Turkey, Arab countries and the Caucasus, belly dancers are often invited to weddings, wishing the newlyweds well-being and happiness.

What family happiness can be without children? In the East, large families are considered the happiest, and their parents enjoy special respect. Almost any modern oriental woman knows how to perform the basic elements of belly dancing, because it helps to create harmony in relationships with her husband, maintains health, and is also a good preparation for childbirth.

It depends on the performer how the dance will be perceived by the public: game, seduction, freedom of expression, reaching the point of obscenity. Probably because of some street performers who are ready to attract the attention of the audience to themselves in any way, belly dancing has gained fame as an indecent, dirty dance. It is this opinion that is widespread about him now.

And it is reinforced by the fact that belly dancing is performed in harems, as well as the half-naked appearance of the dancer. Well, the bare belly in such a dance is a tradition that is no longer strictly adhered to. Currently, some dancers perform in closed dresses and shoes, while others, on the contrary, mislead the public by completely undressing, thus replacing belly dance with a striptease.

Unlike striptease, belly dancing is complex and subtle. This is, first of all, a game - a game of soul and body. The dancer does not just flirt with the audience, she shows herself - a woman, demonstrating her personality. Agree, it is difficult to "uncover" your insides in public, and even effortlessly. Belly dance is a laudatory hymn to Woman, Sensuality, Motherhood. This is the dance of Life, filled with deep feelings that accompany the birth of a new soul.

Preserved through millennia, Belly Dance is reborn in the modern world along with the need of every woman to realize her true nature, her mystical role in the Creation of the World. And this coincidence is not accidental, because it is through this dance that one can fully realize and manifest the Love that flows from the heart of a Woman.

This is exactly how a Woman kindles a fire of admiration in a man's eyes, inspiring him to achieve. The Dance of the Soul through the Body as a way of self-expression makes you feel full and delightful. A false sense of shame in relation to one's body and a sadomasochistic desire to hide, pump out one's stomach is gradually replaced by a sacred awe to the place where Life itself is born.

The art of this dance, which has its roots in the depths of centuries, reflects the ancient cults of fertility, abundance and love. It is with the rites of worship of the Egyptian Isis, the Greek Aphrodite, the Babylonian-Assyrian Ishtar, embodying the image of the Great Mother Goddess, that the emergence of this ritual dance is associated.

Belly dance is the most ancient dance of the Earth. Therefore, it has many directions, styles, types. Many peoples of the world have influenced and still influence the development of this dance. Ancient Egypt is considered the birthplace of belly dance.

The geographical position of Ancient Egypt was such that it was a rather isolated state, so for a long time the dance was formed only by the Egyptians and other peoples did not influence it. In ancient Egypt, the art of dance was highly valued.

There were many different types of dances: ritual dances, harem dances, military dances and dances that were danced just for fun. The images of dancers and dancers that have survived to our time testify to how the dances were performed. In ancient Egypt, the dance was quite diverse, there were much more movements than in the “traditional” belly dance.

The dancers performed various pirouettes and even some acrobatic elements. Hands were generally "soft", flowing, open, but there were also characteristic jerky, geometric movements with clenched fists. Over time, Ancient Egypt began to be more influenced by neighboring countries: Syria, Palestine, Nubia, Sudan, Ethiopia.

Around 1500 B.C. The Egyptians brought bayadères from India to the court, who brought elegance, flexibility, and sophistication to the Egyptian dance. Women in Egypt showed their openness: it didn’t matter if she was married or not.

She had full rights and opportunity to execute legal acts. Just like a man, she owned all the subsidies that completely determined her property. The slender and graceful figure of a woman of the New State contributed to the emergence of a new dance costume, more open: a short skirt with stripes crossed on the chest or a long, transparent robe, which significantly increased the very feeling of dancing.

They wore a rich collar around the neck, earrings, a wig with a wide band on the forehead and a thin pearl band on the thigh. This meant that, thanks to the belly dance, body culture and care were overly important for the Egyptians.

Not a single holiday in Egypt was complete without dancing and music. Religious and ritual dance, which was present in the ancient era at the funeral and cast out the evil spirit, improved as an independent direction of skillful enjoyment. After the period of the New Kingdom, Egyptian civilization began to fade, more and more to be subjected to invasions by neighboring countries, and in 30 BC. e. Egypt became part of the Roman Empire.

The merit of the gypsies is that they were a kind of connecting link between different cultures. Wandering around the world, they left traces of their culture and absorbed the flavor of the culture of the country through which their path lay.

The Gypsies left India around 420 AD. and proceeded through the countries of the East to Europe, stopped in Andalusia, where they found people close to their liking. In Andalusia, the flamenco style was born - a mixture of Arabic, gypsy, Jewish, Spanish and other dances.

Gypsies used a lot of rhythms in the dance, gypsy dance is distinguished by passion, amazing energy.

Navar, which means gypsies in Hindi, traveled through India, the Middle East and Europe, temporarily settling in Spain. Many researchers believe that the Navar are the ancestors of the Ghazi (more on them below).

In ancient Greece there were many religious ceremonies during which people danced. Dance was an obligatory part of the worship of such gods and goddesses as Dionysus, Bacchus, Artemis, Aphrodite, Demeter and many others.

Greek dance was characterized by energy, even some fury, often accompanied by screams, rather loud musical accompaniment. Dance was considered a remedy for various ailments of the body and spirit. There were also professional dancers and musicians who were invited to symposiums, dinner parties for entertainment. Dancers, as a rule, danced practically naked.

The movements were predominantly hips. Among the ancient Greek manuscripts, one can also find a description of the Nile dancers, who used various types of shaking and vibrations in their dance. Though considered an erotic and Dionysian endowment of Terpsichore (one of the nine muses of the Greek pantheon), dance was at the center of Greek culture as an expression of fertility, happiness, and an intoxicating sense of the body. But because of the enslaved status of women in classical Greece as a feminine and independent dance, it had no future.

It was different in Rome. A marble relief (dated to the time of Kaiser Chandrias 120 AD, now in the Museum of the Public Bath of Ancient Rome) represents the African-Egyptian belly dance in the form of a cult ceremony for the funeral service of the Romans in the regions of Egypt.

It is especially significant for us today that at that time in Rome, belly dancing degenerated as a sexy and provocative dance.

The 9th-10th centuries in India are associated with the heyday of temple architecture. At the temples, ritual dancers necessarily existed, who were considered very revered people, had houses in the best quarters of the city and did not pay taxes on land.

Each dancer had an excellent musical, choreographic and linguistic education. It was believed that the dancer was married to a temple deity, so she would never be a widow. Indian dance is very characteristic of hand movements, each gesture has a certain meaning, so the dancer does not hold the cymbals in her hands during the dance, the cymbals are attached to various parts of the body.

To understand the nature of Turkish dance, one has to look into history. The Turks settled on the Central Anatolian Plateau, then they began to conquer nearby lands, move further into Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The Ottoman Empire was formed, which for a long time united representatives of various civilizations and peoples. Therefore, there were several thousand folk dances that intertwined with each other, and it is impossible to say that there was a purely Turkish dance.

In Turkey there were religious dances, folk dances and even very spectacular performances.

Turkey has made a great contribution to the art of dance in the form of the invention of complex and interesting rhythms. Islam's bans on dance mainly affected dancers in large cities and towns, but had little effect on folk dances in isolated villages, so even now in remote villages you can see the dance as it was many years ago. It is interesting to note that there were different castes of dancers.

Gavazi, which means strangers, in the translation of the Egyptian dialect, and gypsies performed on the streets, and, as a rule, were not distinguished by education. The Avalim were dancers of a completely different level. Alma (singular from Avalim) was a dancer who received a special education in dance and music. As a rule, Avalim knew how to play various musical instruments.

In addition, Avalim were well versed in poetry, they could perform poems and songs of their own composition, like geisha in medieval Japan. Anyone who wanted to have one of the Avalim had to pay for this pleasure, which was by no means cheap. The dance styles of Ghawazi and Avalim were quite different. It is also interesting that the use of the veil in dance dates back to the pre-Islamic period.

At the time when Egypt was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, there was a large Turkish army in the country. The Gavazi dancers, of course, could not miss the opportunity to earn money by dancing for the Ottoman warriors. All this caused discontent on the part of the Turkish pasha, and the Gavazi were expelled to the south of Egypt in Esna. Numerous Egyptian, Moroccan and Tunisian drawings of that time depict scenes from the life of dancers, as well as women from harems.

It should be said that due to the fact that artists were usually not allowed into the harem, their drawings are mostly the fruit of their own imagination and are unlikely to depict real events. Have you heard of women who spend whole days naked smoking hashish? Such scenes were often found in drawings depicting life in a harem.

Dance entered the Turkish harem as a means of giving the impression of the benevolence of the lord and master. The belly dance was heavily modified by the Turks in the Ottoman state. Under Turkish influence, along with the Egyptian movements of the pelvis, hips, upper body and arms, the role of the abdomen was added. This meant that throughout the Mediterranean, where the Ottoman state had influence, almost the same styles of dance were performed. Outside of Turkey, Ottoman dominance persisted far into the Middle East.

Napoleon opened Egypt to Europe. In addition to many archaeological values, Europeans, along with Egyptian culture, generally saw a belly dance. In the 80s of the 19th century, belly dance, then called the dance of Salome, became widespread in Europe.

This was partly due to Mata Hari, who announced herself as a belly dancer, although she was much more successful in striptease. At that time, it was considered unacceptable to mention the words “female thighs” and “belly” in polite society, since other things could come to mind. And the dancers of that time dressed quite differently than they do now. As a rule, they performed in long dresses, the hips were emphasized by a scarf.

In 1893 Saul Bloom brought oriental dance to America. Since at that time there were rather tough morals and everything that was connected with the body was considered indecent, Saul Bloom managed to shock the audience with a perverted presentation of oriental dance, which he called belly dance. Since then, the name, as well as the association of this dance with striptease, unfortunately, has stuck.

In fact, it is more correct to call this dance as follows: in English - Oriental Dance, in Arabic - Raks Sharki, in French - Danse du Venture, in Russian - Oriental Dance. But on the other hand, since the time of Saul Bloom, numerous schools and studios of Arabic dance with its true content have appeared in America.

It is interesting to note that the change of the dance image began much later, with Hollywood. Dance costumes, like everything related to Hollywood, received a touch of glamour.

For the first time in Hollywood films, dancers with an open stomach, an embroidered bodice and a belt at the waist appeared. Egyptian dancers partially copied this image, lowering the belt from the waist to the hips below the navel. All this made it possible to see the movements of the dance much better. In the 20s of the 20th century, Egypt again followed America, began to make films in which dancers also participated. Thus, this was the beginning of the choreography in the Middle East. Before that, the whole dance was improvisation from beginning to end.

At this time, Islamic sentiments intensified in Egypt, which led to a tougher attitude towards belly dancing.

However, in the Middle East, two new dance centers managed to form - one of them was Bahrain, where there were no strict rules regarding belly dancing.

Libya became the second dance center. At the same time, in Turkey, belly dance developed more in the cabaret style, the costumes of the dancers were more open and seductive than in other styles.

It should be said that although many of the famous dancers influenced the style of belly dancing, using a veil, a sword or snakes as accessories, they could not have a decisive influence on this ancient art. Basic styles and directions.

Saidi is a cane dance. It originated in an area of ​​Egypt called Said, where shepherds and warriors lived, who used bamboo canes as weapons. Women, on the other hand, reborn these militant movements into a beautiful energetic dance.

The headscarf dance is one of the most theatrical dances, requiring acting skills. A scarf is also a background to emphasize the beauty of the body and movement. This is what hides, then to open. It is very important for the dancer to feel the scarf not as part of the costume, but as part of her body. There are many types and forms of shawls: Malaya, Zalivsky and others

The Zaliv dance (khaliji) is performed by the peoples of the Persian Gulf countries. Khaliji is an incredibly subtle, lyrical dance. Costumes for this dance open only part of the face and hands. The basic step of this dance imitates a camel ride.

The cymbal dance is one of the most ancient musical instruments in the form of two pairs of wooden or metal plates. The dancer uses their sound as a musical accompaniment to her dance.

Saber dance is a rather complicated dance. They say that in ancient times, seeing off their husbands to war, women carried a saber on their heads - this is how this dance originated. And they say that dancing with a saber, a woman demonstrates her rebelliousness...

Dance with fire. Continuation of the cult of fire.

Snake dance

Some modern trends are currently mixing oriental dances with different styles and trends: jazz, flamenco, latino, classical, etc. Belly dance has also appeared as a fitness trend.

Belly dance is a set of movements of the shoulders, hips and abdominal muscles, symbolically emphasizing the sacred source of divine fertility. Combining the powerful life-affirming energy of body movements and the bewitching magic of the rhythm of oriental music, this dance in our time is able to give its performer and viewer not only aesthetic pleasure, but also health.

Specific dance movements will make all the abdominal muscles work to the maximum, making them strong and elastic. Thus, the characteristic imbalance between the lumbar and abdominal muscles (excessive bending of the spine and compression of the intervertebral discs in the lumbar region) will be eliminated. In addition, a deep and gentle massage of the internal organs located in this area will restore the proper functioning of the intestines.

Increased blood circulation in the pelvic area will serve as an excellent prevention of gynecological diseases. A series of movements called "shaking" will significantly improve the appearance of your cellulite-affected skin, and will also help to relieve muscle clamps and restore proper body symmetry.

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