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California Dance Company Aims to Break Belly Dance Stereotypei
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July 11, 2014 10:14 AM
In the United States, and some other countries, belly dancing is often perceived as a seductive dance, performed mostly at specialty restaurants. One California dance company is trying to get more people to appreciate it as form of art. The group Bellydance Evolution is hoping to redefine people's view of belly dancing by fusing western dance styles with belly dancing and performing around the world. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.

California Dance Company Aims to Break Belly Dance Stereotype

Published July 11, 2014

In the United States, and some other countries, belly dancing is often perceived as a seductive dance, performed mostly at specialty restaurants. One California dance company is trying to get more people to appreciate it as form of art. The group Bellydance Evolution is hoping to redefine people's view of belly dancing by fusing western dance styles with belly dancing and performing around the world. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.


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by: Shaera
July 17, 2014 11:07 PM
I've just watched your video clip. Thank you so much for helping to break the "stigma" and misconceptions (i.e.: the comparing of middle eastern/belly dancers to "strippers") of what is truly a beautiful thousands of years' of history and art form that we are privileged to be able to learn and perform. Shukran!