«Have you ever wondered what it is like being a professional belly dancer in Cairo? This documentary asks a list of carefully worded questions to 22 dancers on the Cairo dance scene, both Egyptians and foreigners. It looks at their personal experiences but also at the business side of the dance, the way it is taught and the way it is changing. Including interviews with all the top names on the Cairo belly dance scene, it is a must see, not only for belly dancers around the world but for anyone interested in how this unique art form is developing and the role it plays in contemporary Egyptian life.»
The Cairo Dance Scene Explained. Twenty-two professional belly dancers in Cairo talk about their work, the challenges they face, and about the changing world of the dance. This is Part 2 of a series documenting the Cairo dance scene.
Twenty-two professional belly dancers in Cairo talk about their attitudes to teaching belly dance, dance festivals and competitions, the changes in the development of the dance, and other important questions for lovers of Egyptian oriental dance world-wide. Includes interviews with all the top names on the Cairo dance scene.
Part Four looks at the industry around belly dancers in Cairo, from the point of view of musicians, managers, employers and the audience. There is also an update on the scene in 2021, in which we catch up with some of the dancers now, and the radical changes that are happening in the business.
Filmen ”Pina”, som er regissert av Wim Wenders, er en hyllest til den legendariske koreografen og danseren Pina Bausch. «Pinas kunst forteller og bekrefter at dans ikke bare handler om bevegelser, teknikk og musikk. Dans handler om selve livet med sine gleder, sorger, tap, kjærlighet og mye annet. Dans er en historie som man prøver å fortelle og dele med publikum. Den fortelles ved hjelp av bevegelser, musikk og følelser.»
Filmen kan leies på biblioteket.
SADIE BELLY DANCE BEYOND THE GLITTER
«The full feature documentary “Sadie: Belly Dance Beyond the Glitter” gives us an intimate look at the 20+ yearlong career of Sadie, who is one of the most sought-after belly dancers of her time. In this open narrative, Sadie unveils our eyes to the stark realities of what it is to be a partner, mother and an international brand, in one of the world’s most misunderstood art forms.»