Belly Dance Around the World: New Communities, Performance and Identity

Belly Dance Around the World: New Communities, Performance and Identity

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786473700
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/27/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Caitlin E. McDonald holds a Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter. She lives in London. Barbara Sellers-Young is a professor in the department of dance at York University, Toronto.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 1

Introduction: The Interplay of Dance and the Imagined Possibilities of Identity Barbara Sellers-Young 3

What Is Baladi about al-Raqs al-Baladi? On the Survival of Belly Dance in Egypt Noha Roushdy 17

Finding "the Feeling": Oriental Dance, Musiqa al-Gadid, and Tarab Candace Bordelon 33

Performing Identity/Diasporic Encounters Lynette Harper 48

1970s Belly Dance and the "How-To" Phenomenon: Feminism, Fitness and Orientalism Virginia Keft-Kennedy 68

Dancing with Inspiration in New Zealand and Australian Dance Communities Marion Cowper Carolyn Michelle 93

Local Performance/Global Connection: American Tribal Style and Its Imagined Community Teresa Cutler-Broyles 106

The Use of Nostalgia in Tribal Fusion Dance Catherine Mary Scheelar 121

"I mean, what is a Pakeha New Zealander's national dance? We don't have one": Belly Dance and Transculturation in New Zealand Brigid Kelly 138

Quintessentially English Belly Dance: In Search of an English Tradition Siouxsie Cooper 152

Delilah: Dancing the Earth Barbara Sellers-Young 168

Negotiating Female Sexuality: Bollywood Belly Dance, "Item Girls" and Dance Classes Smeeta Mishra 181

Digitizing Raqs Sharqi: Belly Dance in Second Life Caitlin E. McDonald 197

About the Contributors 211

Index 213

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