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 Post subject: Bellydance Superstars
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:22 am 

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Bellydance Superstars appears at Seattle's Benaroya Recital Hall on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Mary Woodring previews the performance in the Seattle Times:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:43 pm 

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From the linked article above:

Bellydance traditionally has been considered the visual embodiment of the music. A magical synergy can occur between dancer and musicians that is admittedly missing from performance to recorded music — which is largely what the "Superstars" shows are.

To compensate, Jillina, artistic director and main choreographer for the troupe, is a master at closely interpreting the music with intricate, entertaining movements.

A complaint many Egyptian dancers have had about Western dancers is their musicality. But they aren't referring to how they fit their steps to the music; rather, they feel the Western dancers don't understand and convey the emotional intent of the music. I tend to agree. But still, I'd be interested in seeing this show. I suspect it represents what I don't like about many American dancers, but it would be nice to be proved wrong.

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