Ep 28. Nada El Masriya: How Studying Folklore Can Make You a Better Belly Dancer


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Iana Dance Podcast

belly dance podcast

This week we are mixing belly dance and folklore worlds, and specifically, explaining why they are so closely connected.

Nada El Masriya, native Egyptian dancer, explains how much folklore influences belly dance, and why you can't be a successful belly dancer if you don't study traditions and culture. Also, get ready to discover what is wrong with the term "modern beledi", and be impressed with Nada's view on how Western artists influence the art of oriental dance. She also shares thoughts on what is the main disconnection between artistic innovations and traditional canons of belly dance, and gives valuable tips on how to achieve that "Egyptian musicality" that many dancers are aiming for.

This and more in the incredibly deep conversation with amazing Nada El Masriya!

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