Princess Farhana

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The Gilded Serpent presents...

Princess Farhana

Acclaimed international dancer Princess Farhana has performed, taught and written about Oriental Dance and Burlesque for nineteen years. She has appeared in Egypt, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, all over The United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada, and across the US. Named “Favorite  Oriental Dancer 2006 & 2008” by The Zaghareet Magazine, Princess Farhana has been featured in numerous motion pictures, videos, television shows and dance documentaries, as well as many instructional and performance DVD’s. Trained in the Egyptian style ( by Raqia Hassan and Zahra Zuhair, among others) she is also known for her high-concept , theatrical fusion performances and dazzling stage presence. Her warmth, enthusiasm and adventurous spirit - on and off stage- captivates audiences and students alike.

Coming Performance

Articles on Gilded Serpent by or about Princess Farhana

  • Thoughts on Teaching Belly Dance, Responsibility, Flexibility, Experience, Knowledge, Leadership and More,
    Teaching belly dance can be extremely fulfilling and enjoyable. It’s lots of fun, and rewarding for the instructor and students alike. Unfortunately, in the belly dance community, perhaps more than in any other dance form, there will always be instructors who have absolutely no business teaching…at all.
  • Creating a Healthy Belly Dance Community
    A vibrant dance community affords benefits to all of its members. In a healthy dance community, each and every person is relevant. For learning purposes or gathering a certain show cast, there is a large pool of talent from which to choose. Those with specialties and unique areas of expertise can share their knowledge, enriching the individual skill sets of everyone.
  • Ozgen in LA, Turkish Dance Star in Los Angeles
    He charmed everybody with his cute non-traditional names for intricate footwork patterns as well as his verbal expressions - at one point he referred to the flirtatious shoulder movements of Turkish Oryantal as “cuddly”
  • Throught the Eye of the Camera
    This photo exhibit captures moments and scenery of Delilah's most recent Visionary Belly Dance Retreat, which took place in Hawaii, Janurary, 2009.
  • When the Hip Hits the Fan
    Though fan dancing is not considered traditional in raqs sharqi, due to the increasing popularity of fusion, many Oriental dancers are exploring fusing the many styles of fan dancing and Belly dance with stunning results. When used onstage, fans are FAN-ciful, conveying various emotions to an audience, as well as being a spectacular visual treat. They can be dramatic and stately, or coy and flirtatious and are always a crowd pleaser!
  • Belly Dance, Burlesque and Beyond: Confessions of a Post Modern Showgirl
    “BUT WAIT!!!” I can hear you screaming, “ BURLESQUE IS STRIPPING”
  • Review of Princess Farhana's Bellydance & Balance: The Art of Sword and Shamadan
    This may not be the most professional-looking bellydance video you ever bought, but it definitely serves its instructional purpose -- perhaps more so than many high-budget production
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