I have been looking forward to sharing this favorite clip of mine of the Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdou. It's just a fun one. I love the powder blue costume too.
One thing I notice is that she is basically using the same movements as she does in this performance clip that I shared last year. However, in that clip she is dancing to the Oum Kalthoum classic Lessa Fakir and the mood is completely different. I think it shows that, in the old days at least, you did not have to use every single move in the book to give a good performance. It's the musicality and the feeling that make the performance. I love that about the classic clips.
Just a reminder that I will be performing at the San Francisco International Arts Festival as a guest dancer with the Aswan Dancers. More information about Amina Goodyear's Magic Carpet ride, including the link to purchase tickets, here.
Happy dancing this week!