WATCH: Weird dance that is proving to be a controversial ritual in Algeria

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Security forces in Mostaganem in Algeria, have summoned Belkacem Bennani, the chief of the Karkariya way – a dance representing  Sufism –  to investigate the nature of their activity in the country. A close confidante of Bennani said: “Security officials of Mostaganem state in Algeria have called the Karkariya way’s chief for investigation. They have also asked to see his personal documents and the documents of the people who are actively involved in his ...

Egyptian and Turkish belly dancing - between stigma and artistic expression

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Oriental dancing did not emerge from an open culture that advocates getting comfortable with our bodies as per Latin American cultures where dancing is an integral part of living life to the fullest, not just behind closed doors or for special occasions. Thanks to Egypt and Turkey, dancing in the Middle East is mostly attributed to a long history of entertaining performances mostly known as Raqs Baladi in Egypt and Oryantal Dans in Turkey. Both the Egyptian and Turkish cultures were not likely ...

WATCH: Lebanese man in Australia does the ‘dabke’ dance on a wall

Monday, 12 June 2017

Many Lebanese social media users have shared a video of Lebanese men in Australia dancing the "dabke" – a folkloric Lebanese dance - in their own unique way. The video starts with men dancing normally until one of them starts doing dabke on the wall without missing a beat. A group of girls tried imitating the men, but were not able to do the same.

WATCH: Egyptian lecturer suspended for posting bellydance video on Facebook

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Suez Canal University in Egypt suspended Dr. Mona Prince after she published a video while she was belly dancing and photos wearing a bikini on her Facebook page. The case of Prince, who teaches English literature at the university, will be referred for investigation and she will be suspended until the investigation ends. In the video, Prince can be seen belly dancing to a song by Egyptian singer Ruby. Prince defended herself saying she was free to publish whatever she wants on her ...

‘Ballerinas of Cairo’ flout street harassment to spotlight city’s beauty

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Pictures showing beautiful ballet dancers gracefully posing and performing moves in front of Cairo’s architectural gems went viral

Argentina didn’t see that coming: TangObama

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Looking relaxed practicing a few steps with dancer Mora Godoy, Obama held hisown on tango’s home turf

New Indian dance troupe is brainchild of 12 working mothers

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Their unique production intertwines Indian classical and semi-classical dance forms

Obama shows off dance moves with Kenyan pop stars

Monday, 27 July 2015

US President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta joined a pop group in the traditional Lipala dance

Watch this man dance wildly in 100 different locations

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Internet sensation Matt Bray has filmed himself busting a move in 100 different locations, wowing fans on social media.

Russian investigators probe viral teen ‘twerking’ video

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Russian investigators on Tuesday launched a probe into suspected “lascivious actions”

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