It's perfectly fine to use her videos for practicing and enriching your dance. Following/copying other dancers is a great way to learn.I just want to know if it belly dancer's copy other dancer's performances for their performances, like Didem's for example.
I am trying to learn belly dancing by following/copying one of her routines on YouTube.
It`s good to note that one thing is to copy the choreography step by step and another thing is to dance the same music and use isis wings as Didem did, thus many people confuse copying a choeography and dancing with the same music, in my opinion Didem didnt copy Amar Gamal nor Rachel Brice in a drum solo she danced the same music Rachel used.I believe it's generally considered to be bad form. There was a thread about this subject at one time, let me see if I can find it so I can post the link for you.
EDIT: Here we are:
I hope this thread will be helpful to you in making an informed decision. *hugs*
EDIT: Golly, who knew Didem copied the Bellydance Superstars? oO;;;;
Oh, just for the record, it's fine to practice at home, imitating performance DVD's in private in order to learn new moves, as long as you never take it to the stage. You can take some of your fav moves and mix them in different combos with different music from the original routine, but if you copy a routine move-for-move with the same music, you're infringing upon someone else's intellectual property.
But honestly, it's best to just put on your fav ME music, and use the moves you've learned in class. You can mix and match different combos and learn how to improv.
I think it goes beyond not using it if they have said no. You should only use it if you have their express permission. And then you do have to credit the choreography to the author. And tweaking a few steps doesn't make the body of the work "yours" either IMO.So long as you give full credit, using someone else's work is fine within reason. If they have said no to anyone performing their choreo, then no matter how much credit you give, it is NEVER okay to use their work.