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    Default Rules of beledi

    I didn't know what else to call it.

    anyway, is it typical or even correct, to do floor work in a beledi piece?
    is it one of those cardinal rules you just don't venture into?

    are there any other do's and dont's for a beledi piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayshier View Post
    I didn't know what else to call it.

    anyway, is it typical or even correct, to do floor work in a beledi piece?
    is it one of those cardinal rules you just don't venture into?

    are there any other do's and dont's for a beledi piece?
    Would you write more about what you mean by beledi? I have learned a few slightly different definitions. Ranya Renee's is one of them, she refers to it as primarily a social dance, commonly performed at weddings, with specific music for men and women. The performance aspect of this dance by professional dancers being just a subset of the social dance.

    Marya
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    Hi Marya,

    I hope you don't mind me answering; Kayshier and i were having this conversation prior to the thread so i know what she means.

    We're talking beledi like Ranya Renee does in her Beledi dvd and as you describe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayshier View Post
    anyway, is it typical or even correct, to do floor work in a beledi piece?
    is it one of those cardinal rules you just don't venture into?

    are there any other do's and dont's for a beledi piece?
    Beledi is a wide range of dances. I have seen both AIda Nour and Denise Enan do florwork in some types of beledi - but not others.

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    Floorwork is a very general term and conjures up many images.

    The 'floorwork' occasionly seen in Beledi is not quite the same as what people may see in Amcab or Turkish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline_afifi View Post
    Floorwork is a very general term and conjures up many images.

    The 'floorwork' occasionly seen in Beledi is not quite the same as what people may see in Amcab or Turkish.
    ....Yeeeah. There is none of the lounging around on your side doing undulations kind of stuff. What you will see,(although its never performed in the 5 star night clubs, come to think of it, I've never seen it in any nightclub) are people going down to the floor in a backbend where they end up on the knees and then bend all the way back till their head touches the floor, I've also seen where they kneel on one knee and do hip drops with the other hip. They will also do hip circles, side to side hips twists while kneeling. The only time I've seen people roll on the floor is when they were balancing something on the head like the Shamadan. There is also the thing they do where they sit cross legged and wiggle across the floor. Still can't figure out how they do that! Other than that, the only other thing I've seen has been by the really raunchy street wedding dancers which looks something like what you'd expect to see as a Passa Passa if you know what I mean. I'll leave you to explain to the folks what a Passa Passa is
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    Passa Passa!!! LMAO!!!
    NO WAY not me..i shall not explain that one..lol

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    Well he must mean you...couldn't mean me...you've lived in Jamaica...must mean you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Well he must mean you...couldn't mean me...you've lived in Jamaica...must mean you.
    we have passa passa in trinidad.
    but lets not detract from the thread though

    tarik would the floor work you speak about be similar to your shisha dance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Hi Marya,

    I hope you don't mind me answering; Kayshier and i were having this conversation prior to the thread so i know what she means.

    We're talking beledi like Ranya Renee does in her Beledi dvd and as you describe it.
    The only time I have seen floor work with the Beledi as defined by Ranya Renee is when it is American nightclub style, that is, the dancer is not dancing Egyptian Style.

    My comment is based on observations from the US and videos.

    Marya

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