Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Member Roshanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    484
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Might this have something to do with the decrease in social acceptability of hiring female dancers? I've been hearing for a while that people are tending to hire male folkloric dancers rather than a bellydancer for weddings etc due to the disapproval/threats of religious types, so perhaps that's also creating some more opportunities for male solo dancers. Just my vague guess based on what I remember reading about the situation in Cairo lately, I've no idea if it's a stab in the right direction or not...

  2. #12
    V.I.P. Tarik Sultan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Posts
    2,366
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    I am crushed by your cynicism! I believe every word that falls from your lips and gather them in like, like... sweet water and fine wine to savor in the dry times.

  3. #13
    V.I.P. Tarik Sultan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Posts
    2,366
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Safran View Post
    Well, the few male dancers that I did see perform publically in Sharm, were definitely copies of Tito. It might be because he worked in Sharm for a long time and had a strong influence (at least one of the dancers was from "Tito's group"), or the fact that his style is just more easily marketable. However, I think also TommyKing (HatemHamdy) has grown out of the Sharm-scene, and he has a completely different style. And he is really getting increasingly popular when it comes to dancer-oriented events.
    As I said before, Tito was not the only one, but the best known. Certainly he was in the best venue. I think you're right in that the current dancers are trying to fill his shoes. In much the same way that all the new dancers were emulating Dina when she was in her hayday.

    With regards to Hatem. When you say he has grown out of the Sharem scene, do you mean in the context of the international seminar circuit or performing in Egyptian venues outside Sharem?

  4. #14
    V.I.P. Tarik Sultan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Posts
    2,366
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Roshanna View Post
    Might this have something to do with the decrease in social acceptability of hiring female dancers? I've been hearing for a while that people are tending to hire male folkloric dancers rather than a bellydancer for weddings etc due to the disapproval/threats of religious types, so perhaps that's also creating some more opportunities for male solo dancers. Just my vague guess based on what I remember reading about the situation in Cairo lately, I've no idea if it's a stab in the right direction or not...
    I don't think so. Simply beecause these dancers were never permitted to perform in Cairo nightclubs. Even though things have gotten more conservative you can still find female dancers at local street weddings too. But yes, there has been a rise in the use of male folk dancers and all the shabbi bands now have those groups of boy dancers. I guess we just have to wait and see what develops.

  5. #15
    Moderator Safran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    2,297
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarik Sultan View Post

    With regards to Hatem. When you say he has grown out of the Sharem scene, do you mean in the context of the international seminar circuit or performing in Egyptian venues outside Sharem?
    I know he has definitely promoted himself in Sharm as the male oriental dancer (meaning general gigs), but I am not sure about outside it. I will be going to Nile Group in three weeks, and after that back to Sharm. So, I will probably be able to either ask him directly or just ask around for a better view of things...

  6. #16
    Senior Member Pirika Repun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    In da hood BK!
    Posts
    596
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    About Hatem, I think he getting popular internationally. Not so in the US, but he went Japans several times already, and he has fans there. I also saw he was in some European countries when he posted photos on Face Book.

    I think his more ballet/ Jazz influenced style are attracted to Westerns/ Far Easterners. I guess for non Arabic speaking people, easy to follow his style - dance with beat and technic oriented style. Also he can do some fusion with roller skate, or/and Broadway style so, maybe that also attracted to people. Maybe his unique costume too? I don’t know..

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •