I always find the emoticons on OD a bit limited. Is it me or do more people find this one looking a bit awkward?
Over here we call them "Hilal-ers" and we joke that their prayer book is Wendy's "Serpent of the Nile." But you're right -- I don't think she had much impact on dance in the US.In Holland we have the 'belly dance fundamentalists', which refers to students of Soraya Hilal who think they do the pure form of raqs sharqi. Not many people outside of Europe know about this stream of dancers I guess.
This guy is something I use when I don't want a strong emoticon.I always find the emoticons on OD a bit limited. Is it me or do more people find this one looking a bit awkward?
mast ur bat * ry performing - A subversion of diva behaviour when the dancer just sits on her/his own thumb and spins aimlessly around her/his own ego. The performance is all about that dancer, her/his ego or whatever and there is an underwhelming level of respect for the dance, the culture, the process, the audience etc. (Taken from this thread: http://www.bellydanceforums.net/other-dance-stuff/13920-dancers-you-dont-like.html)
LOL I LOVE this one!Shimmy bore: the dancer who does five minutes of shimmy variations (thanks
to Serena Wilson who came up with this one many years ago)
Popaholic: the dancer who devotes herself to muscular gymnastics
Bliss ninny: dancer who uses belly dance to groove with the universe without regard to musicality, appropriate movement, or costuming (I stole this one from The Rainbow Family).