By RosaVasquez
Taken by Armando Rodriguez
Rosa: Belly Dance Artist


Started to belly dance
in 2009 with
prestigious dancer
Luna (Peru)



Part of Belly Dance
Com...


1st place Ultimate Bellydancer International Competition 2012



2nd place Miami Belly Dance Convention 2013



Perfo...
How to Belly Dance on Stage
1)Steps
2)Style
3)Performance
Origin


Oriental Dance originated in the Middle East



Ritual to fertility and nature



Ghawazees (Gypsies): female ...


The new areas the ghawazees travelled to
already had traditional dances



Traditional dances + Oriental dance =
Fusio...
How to Belly Dance on Stage
1)Steps
2)Style
3)Performance
1) Steps (Basic)
a) Classical Hip Drop

Taken by Alexandra Arriaga

*Only 3 basic steps are explained
Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
b) Chest circle

Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
c) Shimmy (= vibration)

Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
2) Style
A)

CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN

Raqs Sharki (Dance of the East)
Most popular in Eastern Hemisphere
Includes - Raqs Baladi...
A)

CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN

Costume
- Displays less skin

- Long figure lycra
- If two piece costume, a
stocking is used to co...
A)

CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN

Dancing
-

No floor work permitted

Taken by Pic Studio
A)

CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN

Dancing
-

Relies strongly on improvisation/feeling

Taken by Carl Sermon
2) Style
b) MODERN STYLE
“Belly Dance”
Most famous in Western Hemisphere
B) MODERN STYLE

Costume
- 2 piece costume

- Accesories (Jewerly)

Taken by Denise Marino
B) MODERN STYLE

Dancing
-

Includes props:
Veils
Swords

Taken by Denise Marino

Taken by Carlos Espinoza
Wings

Taken by Carlos Espinoza

Shamadan

Taken by Armando Rodriguez
- Relies strongly on both choreography and
improvisation

Taken by Armando Rodriguez
3) Stage Performance
A) MUSIC
- Consider audience (Egyptian, Western,
Competition?)
- Length of performance
- Know how to ...
B) COSTUME

- Depends on style
(Classical or Modern)
- Use a cover up (kaftan)
when not performing

- Safety pins

Taken b...
C) PERFORMANCE
-

Choreography: PRACTICE
PRACTICE
PRACTICE

Taken by Luna Dance
- Improvisation:

Don’t rush
Follow the Music

Taken by Denise Marino
Thank you for
your attention!

Taken by Rosa Vasquez
References


“Luna Dance”, Blog (http://lunadance.blogspot.com/)



“Las Ghawazee”, Fotolog
(http://us.fotolog.com/gulsh...
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How to Belly Dance on Stage
- Steps (Only 3 basic steps explained; intends to emphasize that one should have basic belly dance training as MINIMUM before performing)
- Style (Only 2 main ones are mentioned here; there are many more)
- Performance (Main points to take into consideration when performing on stage)

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How to belly dance

  1. 1. By RosaVasquez Taken by Armando Rodriguez
  2. 2. Rosa: Belly Dance Artist  Started to belly dance in 2009 with prestigious dancer Luna (Peru)  Part of Belly Dance Company “Raksanoor” (Peru)  : Rosa Vasquez Luna Dance Blog (Web)
  3. 3.  1st place Ultimate Bellydancer International Competition 2012  2nd place Miami Belly Dance Convention 2013  Performed in Peru, U.S. (Miami and California), Spain (Madrid) Taken by Rosa Vasquez Taken by Carolina Leon Taken by Raks Madrid
  4. 4. How to Belly Dance on Stage 1)Steps 2)Style 3)Performance
  5. 5. Origin  Oriental Dance originated in the Middle East  Ritual to fertility and nature  Ghawazees (Gypsies): female traveling dancers “Las Ghawazee”, Fotolog (Web)
  6. 6.  The new areas the ghawazees travelled to already had traditional dances  Traditional dances + Oriental dance = Fusion was born  In 1920s a more Contemporary/Cabaret style was developed in Egypt  Western Hemisphere became attraced  They named it as: Belly Dance
  7. 7. How to Belly Dance on Stage 1)Steps 2)Style 3)Performance
  8. 8. 1) Steps (Basic) a) Classical Hip Drop Taken by Alexandra Arriaga *Only 3 basic steps are explained
  9. 9. Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
  10. 10. b) Chest circle Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
  11. 11. Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
  12. 12. c) Shimmy (= vibration) Taken by Alexandra Arriaga
  13. 13. 2) Style A) CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN Raqs Sharki (Dance of the East) Most popular in Eastern Hemisphere Includes - Raqs Baladi (Dance of the People) - Raqs Assaya (Folkloric Dance with cane)
  14. 14. A) CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN Costume - Displays less skin - Long figure lycra - If two piece costume, a stocking is used to cover middle section “Belly Dance Store” (Web)
  15. 15. A) CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN Dancing - No floor work permitted Taken by Pic Studio
  16. 16. A) CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN Dancing - Relies strongly on improvisation/feeling Taken by Carl Sermon
  17. 17. 2) Style b) MODERN STYLE “Belly Dance” Most famous in Western Hemisphere
  18. 18. B) MODERN STYLE Costume - 2 piece costume - Accesories (Jewerly) Taken by Denise Marino
  19. 19. B) MODERN STYLE Dancing - Includes props: Veils Swords Taken by Denise Marino Taken by Carlos Espinoza
  20. 20. Wings Taken by Carlos Espinoza Shamadan Taken by Armando Rodriguez
  21. 21. - Relies strongly on both choreography and improvisation Taken by Armando Rodriguez
  22. 22. 3) Stage Performance A) MUSIC - Consider audience (Egyptian, Western, Competition?) - Length of performance - Know how to dance to rhythms within song - Understand the Lyrics (tarabs) - Do you feel connected to the song?
  23. 23. B) COSTUME - Depends on style (Classical or Modern) - Use a cover up (kaftan) when not performing - Safety pins Taken by Carolina Leon
  24. 24. C) PERFORMANCE - Choreography: PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE Taken by Luna Dance
  25. 25. - Improvisation: Don’t rush Follow the Music Taken by Denise Marino
  26. 26. Thank you for your attention! Taken by Rosa Vasquez
  27. 27. References  “Luna Dance”, Blog (http://lunadance.blogspot.com/)  “Las Ghawazee”, Fotolog (http://us.fotolog.com/gulsham/22250656/)  “Belly Dance Store” (http://www.bellydance.com)  Peretz, Miriam. Dances of the “Roma” Gypsy Trail From Rajastan to Spain: The Egyptian "Ghawazi" Dance. 4th ed. Vol. 2. N.p.: n.p., 2006. Print.  "Raqs Sharqi." Wikipedia. Ed. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 Dec. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raqs_sharqi.  "Movements." Middle Eastern Dance. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://middleeasterndance.homestead.com/movements.html>.

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