Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World

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Interlink Books, 1998 - Performing Arts - 207 pages
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A unique celebration of the female dancers of the Arab World.

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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

If you can get ahold of a copy of this, get it! It's got a very well-researched history of bellydance in it. Its main focus is the Orientalist movement. Very interesting for seeing where some of our modern day ideas about bellydance come from. Read full review

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Essential reading for any belly dancer. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Dancer and writer Wendy Buonaventura has pioneered the development of Arabic dance as a theatre art in the West and her work has been featured at festivals throughout Europe and in the United States. Her last book, on the history of Arab women's dance, Serpent of the Nile, was chosen as The Observer Book of the Year.

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