Ep 134. Khadijah: Movements Mean Nothing Without Their Cultural Context


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Khadijah is one of the most sought after instructors, performers and choreographers of Middle Eastern Dance and Folklore! Her upbringing in an artistic family prompted her to pursue studies in music and movement in various Arabic dance styles and beyond. She has been featured in BellyDance Magazine (California), BellyDance TV (California), Al Seha TV (Cairo), Univision (Colorado), The Denver Post (Colorado), TV appearances with HBO and more! Her unique and energetic style in combination with great athleticism and grace is deeply rooted in tradition, and it has made her amazing signature style popular worldwide. Khadijah currently resides in Denver, Colorado. She is a popular performer locally in many 5 star establishments such as Mataam Fez Moroccan restaurant, Phoenician Kabob Lebanese restaurant, Sahara’s, Lannie’s ClockTower , Palais Casablanca and more.

In this episode you will learn about:

- Dance styles of the Gulf region (beyond Khaleeji!!!!)

- Nuances and misconceptions around Khaleeji dance

- The meaning of the traditional outfit

- People’s attitude to belly dance in Saudi Arabia

- Islamophobia around the world and inside the belly dance community

Show Notes to this episode:

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Podcast: www.ianadance.com/podcast

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