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    Default Culturally insensitive?

    I'm dancing with a new troupe, and have done three performances with them now.

    There are often Middle Eastern people in our audience and generally they seem to enjoy our performances - except for one dance. It's to "Salaam Aleikum" by Hakim. As soon as we start dancing it, the smiles disappear.

    I can't see anything in the movements that might offend. We all wear cabaret costume with a body stocking, so no tummies exposed (and anyway, they seem to like our other dances). I had a horrible thought that salaam aleikum might mean something like "God be with you", but I checked and it's "Peace be with you", so we're not offending religious sensibilities. Any ideas?

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    Ask somebody...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    Ask somebody...
    The first couple of times I thought maybe I was imagining it. The third time I decided to ask someone, but by the time I got off stage and covered up, the audience members had drifted away.

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    yea, I understand... You'll just have to "plan to pounce" next time...

    I'd like to know what the problem is...

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