Before I say what I'm going to say myself I want to tell you that a belly dancer named Katya Faris did an extensive study involving the theory that all Middle Eastern People originated in the peoples of India. I'm Arabic and Armenian and though I can't say for sure she is correct I did find her piece very interesting food for thought. This would make peoples of "India" spreading throughout the region thousands of years before Gypsies anyway. I will say that very classical Indian dance that is very hard to witness these days has the same weight shift and circular floor patterns of the most original and old style "Tsifte Telli" belly dance. Most of the modern styles have dancers who are so unskilled in this as many steps have been lost in the age of "The Mass Media" and "fads" - think of what Andy Warhol said about fame and "fifteen minutes" - that I don't think anyone can hardly imagine what I am talking about. I'm doing a video soon and more in general will be shown than people have seen in years that involves the feet not just the upper body, etc. I will let everyone know when it's released.I keep on hearing that bd history has origins in India. I don't see it. At all. they say because of a traditional pose that looks similar to a move done in chiftetelli that bd must of come from India.
1. I don't see how all eastern dances can have one origin
2. I have seen some traditional indian dancing and I still don't see it
can anyone explain this to me. enlighten me. whenever I ask for further proof people act like i can't see that 1 + 1=2 or they become quiet.
I would deeply appreciate the help.