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    Default Princess Farhana

    Oh. My. God.

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    The other side of Princes Farhana!!!

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    I am not sure what your comment is. Good or bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TribalDancer View Post
    I am not sure what your comment is. Good or bad?
    Well, the documentary itself seems like it'll be either painfully embarrassing or outrageously amusing to watch. Everyone who knows Princess Farhana, knows she does both burlesque and bellydance, but if Joe Public watches this movie, I think he's likely to get the two entertainments mixed up.

    Verdict? Probably good for Princess Farhana (hopefully she'll get some royalties or work out of it), probably bad for bellydancers in general.
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    Truthfully? I say good for Princess Farhana, she's succeeding in two very difficult fields.

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    I dont know her, and just saw her video's.
    I really liked the bellydance parts, but since we are all having the problem with general public "thinking" that bellydance is just one step before "other" kinds of dances, dont know in reality how this mix works.
    BTW seems a very interesting personality

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    Quote Originally Posted by TribalDancer View Post
    I am not sure what your comment is. Good or bad?
    Well, what we hear in the commentary is bellydance...bellydance...bellydance and there she is, removing her underwear and presenting her backside to the camera in a porn pose - what would the casual observer make of that?

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    I like allof what she does and the way she does it. IN the correct time and place. Go to a night club venue and she can shake her ass at me all she wants - she does it well.
    And I know that belly dance and "hoochie/coochie burlesque"has that blurring in origin in the States so I suppose I understand her
    BUT it doesn't over here and it doesn't in the ME.
    I approve on one level and frothe heart disapprove on another that it gives the false impression that the two are inevitably linked every belly dancer is a stripper.!.she removes clothes and I don't mean takes off a veil. i gasped as she turned to an audience and stuck her bum out, taking down her panties...no that is NOT belly dancing and the film did Not makethat clear To me, shesgreat at what she does both belly dancing and burley but the blurring is making life difficult and hazardous to the girl trying to make a living as a restaurant dancertothe promoter trying to put on tours with good MEdancers and getting belly dance into Arts Centres etc. How many times have I had to say Belly Dance is not what you think and you can see tastefull family shows that contain folkloric and other cultural aspects of the Arabic lands to the GP and venue directors. See that and they'll have all their worst ( or best!) fears reinforced.
    I also do not want to see every student thinking she can go out and be entertaining in that manner. mmmmmm.aaarghhhhhh. I want knickers kept on at haflas please.
    I also am wondering about this taking you clothes off and posing for an audience being so liberating. Of course many women chose to work in the sex industry, it's never gonna go away and many women are very good at controlling their sex lives but in the world there are too many women, not as strong and successful as the great showgirls and they eek out a very dangerous living.
    We are never going to getover the fact that bdancing is so sensual and in many cases very sexy. I do not have a problem with that. But we are all struggling so hard to get the GP to see that it is also a respectable trade as well.

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    Does she really mix bellydance and burlesque or does she perform both arts seperately? I have no problems with the latter, but it's not really clear from the video

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    She does combine them at times, though labels it as such. And she has prformed burlesque at bellydance festivals, which I consider blending in a way.

    I wish this were not called "A year in the life of a BELLYDANCER". Because it's not. It's a year in a life of a multi-faceted entertainer, and from the video, it seems about 50/50 split of belly and burly. Why did they have to put bellydance in the title if it was about all her performance styles?

    I do both, so I will reiterate I am not a prude. But I am extremely sensitive to the blurred lines that can occur, and this is one big blur to me from the trailer. I will be curious what the video will reveal in its entirety!

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