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Thank you for your insight! As a Middle Eastern dancer of Lebanese heritage who started a professional career in the late 1970s, I appreciate your perspective and your faith that our sensitivity to a long-held culture Are more in tune with the orientalist implications. Shukran! This is an article that provokes reflection. I was thinking recently of a group on the cultural appropriation inherent in non-Middle Eastern belly dancing - and will continue to reflect.
As a follow-up, the white belly dancers then focus on the fraternal and communal aspect of belly dancing. They claim that the real belly-dance exploiter is Hollywood, and the Egyptian film industry, who helped take belly dancing out of women's homes and set him up. directly under the male gaze. Here, the argument that white belly dancers try to ignore the long history of white women's appropriation of oriental dance, and that the learning and performance of belly dancing does not relate to race and ownership.
Many former belly dancers realize that doing this professionally requires a lot of effort, time and unrequited work. empowered to practice responsibly. Some of us stay, and others decide that it is not for them. I noticed that many dancers who started belly dancing in the early 2000s have moved on to other forms of reciprocation, such as aerials, strapping, the arts of movement, burlesque and niche practices.
I also see the change of the tribal fusion ... that I will write in a future article. Thanks for the comment! An additional perspective ... I am an American living in Seville, Spain. I started dancing in the United States in 1997 and, by discovering flamenco, I sold all my stuff to come here to study flamenco. So it has been very interesting to find my return to the oriental dance here. To put things in perspective, the Spanish dictator Franco died in 1973.