Tag: <span>History of dance</span>

About Saiidi Dance & Music

This is intended as a supplement to  Intermediate classes and Saidi workshops held between 2005 and the present. The Said (also spelled Saiid ) is a region of Egypt, located along the Nile banks from Cairo south to about Aswan. (South of the Said is a region known as Nubia.) The people of the Said…


Q ~ Where does bellydance come from?

There are 3 main ethnic styles:  Egyptian, Lebanese, and Turkish.    There, bellydance it is called raks sharqi, Oryantal tansi, or “Orientale”.    The dance form as we know it dates only to about the 1920’s, and was forged in the upscale night clubs of Cairo and Beirut.   Badia Masabni, a singer, dancer, choreographer…