The oriental dance

The Egyptian oriental danse known as belly danse originated in the Middle East and been danced since long agoin almost all the Arab countries.

This dance, known in Europe through cabaret, acquired a very restrictive image.

However, a less stereotyped approach reveals an aspect other than the sexual and sensual. This still emphasises femininity but with grace and distinction.

It brings the sense of rhythm, suppleness and gaiety. behind these movements hides a history which according to certain historians goes back in time to the period when women danced for the goddesses in the temples.

Nowadays with the mixture of cultures, this dance can leave the cabaret and attract the attention of a new public which will discover a subtle dance technique, musical variation, punctuated by moments of strong rhythms guided by percussion solos.

Ottilie Eucher