I have to finish the year with my favourite belly dancer, Tahiya Carioca. She is beautiful. Her movement is perfect and she is never vulgar which is quite an achievement for a belly dancer. I read somewhere that she never looked at her audience which could be why she is not given how suggestive the movements are. Another reason why I love Tahiya is that she was clever, witty and very engaged politically; and she let herself grow old gracefully without pretending that she wasn’t and resorting to plastic surgery. Or perhaps there wasn’t much plastic surgery in her time. In any case, she was a remarkable woman who also married 14 times!

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  • She appears to be trying to make eye contact with several ladies in the audience but they turn their eyes away. Why do you suppose this is so?

    To me, belly dancing is largely (though not exclusively) for ladies and the dancer should alwas make eye contact with female members of her audience at all times. This will draw her audience’s attention into her performance & make them a part of her work.

  • tahiya hardly ever made eye contact with her public as to the ladies not looking at her, am not sure. normally they would. perhaps it was in the film script 🙂

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