Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing

Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing

By: Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia B.

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pp 158 Paperback in very good condition; uncreased spine; clean pages; edgewear esp at outer corners // After recounting her own childhood and coming of age in the Arab world, Al-Rawi reviews the history of women's dancing and reflects on the individual movements used in this ancient art form. In a section titled "Variations and Rituals," she describes nine different dances (e.g., the Wedding Dance, the Birth Dance) and sets them in context. Photographs evoke the mood of each dance, suggesting a general impression rather than step-by-step instruction. Throughout, Al-Rawi relates movement to ideas and art to philosophy so that, in her words, "belly dancing becomes a source of inspiration, a means of collecting and strengthening oneself, and a clear and dynamic way of discovering...and understanding oneself." An interesting glimpse into a culture, an art form, and a means for women's healing and self-expression; suitable for most circulating collections, especially those whose readers are interested in Arab culture, dance, and women's studies.

Title: Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing

Author Name: Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia B.

Categories: Performing Arts, dance,

Edition: 3rd

Publisher: US, Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated: 2003

ISBN Number: 1566563267

ISBN Number 13: 9781566563260

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 6.1 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches

Weight: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB515

Keywords: Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia B, Belly dance--History, Belly dance, Belly dance--Social aspects