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Visiting belly dance instructor fuses dance styles and lifestyles

...generally not a term people think of when characterizing a belly dancer. But that's how Nicole Dadonna, who goes by the...8 p.m. Saturday, March 15. Originally a cabaret belly dancer - the restaurant- or night-club style that most people...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Eastern dance By JOAN PARDES THE JUNEAU EMPIRE If you don't want to insult her, by all means, don't call her a belly dancer. Morocco, a teacher and performer of Middle Eastern dance, is returning to Juneau to conduct a dance workshop and...
Belly dancing workshop with guest artist

...She blends Spanish and Arabic dance styles. Amaya will teach the basics of her technique and general anatomy of a belly dancer from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Amaya will teach hip and combination moves from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The final session...
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Discovering the GoddessLife within all women

...themselves next week when nationally-renowned performer and belly dancer Dolphina comes to town. Dolphina will be in Juneau...Dolphina's friend. "Everybody I've met that is a belly dancer has commented on how good she is, including people...
Learning Middle Eastern dance

If you don't want to insult her, by all means, don't call her a belly dancer. Morocco, a teacher and performer of Middle Eastern dance, is returning to Juneau to conduct a dance workshop and perform at...
Princess Farhana a Pleasant surprise

...Gehman became a professional belly dancer in 1991. A chance encounter with a woman who asked her if she was a belly dancer after watching her on a rock club...reason. The first time I saw a belly dancer performing with a sword, I said...
It's time to party!

...staged the room so people were forced to stand and mingle. And she assigned questions to ask of others. I had a lot of belly dancer friends who danced at parties, and invited me along. The energy in a room changes as soon as someone starts shaking...
Just Like a Woman

Now Playing Synopsis: Two women fleeing from their oppressive lives find friendship on the open road in this independent drama from writer/director Rachid Bouchareb. A 26-year-old immigrant from North Africa, Mona (Golshifteh Farahani) has settled into a stagnant marriage with Mourad (Roschdy Zem) -- a man who cowers in the presence of his domineering mother. Although Mona makes a decent living running her in-laws' modest Chicago market, the fact that she's been unable to conceive has begun to put a strain on her relationship with Mourad. Meanwhile, 29-year-old aspiring belly-dancer Marilyn (Sienna Miller) has just been fired from her receptionist job at a small computer-repair company when she catches her husband cheating. It's the last straw in a long line of disappointments, and just the motivation she needs to skip town and try out for a famous dance company in Santa Fe, NM. When a mistake mixing medications results in her mother-in-law's death, Mona flees town for fear of being charged with murder, and happens across Marilyn at a highway rest stop. Although the two women had been casual acquaintances ever since Marilyn began frequenting Mona's store, they gradually begin to forge a closer bond while traveling across the country, and earning money by belly dancing. Meanwhile, Marilyn's husband reports her missing, and the police begin a nationwide manhunt for Mona. Now the farther both women flee from their old lives back home, the stronger their friendship grows, and the less certain their futures become. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Bahar Soomekh, Tim Guinee, Roschdy Zem, Chafia Boudraa Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

In a league of her own

Dolphina is a northern California native and a belly-dancing teacher, whose conviction that every woman can embrace their inner goddess has landed her spots in dozens of newspapers, magazines and television shows.
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