belly dance

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belly dance

a sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen
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Her academic training and dance training intersected in Egypt, and her mission became clear: seek out the evidence that would finally allow an empirically-based examination of the emergence of Raqs Sharqi.
The writer describes white women who dress up in bangles, bells and kohl eyeliner and dance as "Arab drag", too thin and nothing like her favourite Raqs Sharqi dancer Fifi Abdo.
The proper name for belly- dancing is Raqs Sharqi which means "Dance of the Orient", and it has its roots in Middle Eastern fertility ceremonies.