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The Universal and Egyptian Category Finalists

Photos from the 20th Annual BDUC 2010

Photos by Carl Sermon
posted January 7, 2011

The Belly Dancer of the Universe Competion is produced by Tonya and Atlantis in mid February each year.
This is the 20th year and was held in the Long Beach Convention Center.

Universal Category Finalists



Egyptian Category Finalists



Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition

Belly Dancer of the Universe #21 coming soon!
February 18-21, 2011 in Long Beach California

Witness this year’s event with Gilded Serpent as Amir Sofi tests the
Universal and Egyptian category contestants with a live drum solo!

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  • The Drum Solo Cartegory, Photos from the 2010 Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition
    Aspira, Celestia, Erica, Evangaline, Gina, Innah, Jane, Jessica, Katya, Kenya, Lapis, Maiara, Maria, Masha, Nandi, Ninyshka, Rachel, Safira, Viridiana, Zondra
  • 12-25-10 20th Annual BDUC 2010 Photos: Category Winners! Photos by Carl Sermon
    Here are the champions of each category from the various contests held throughout the weekend. Gina, Dilek, Rachel, Katya, Jane, Melanie, Mireya, Roxanne, Viridiana, Wiiz
  • 12-7-10 Photos from the 20th Annual BDUC 2010 Saturday Night’s Judges Celebrity Show, Photos by Carl Sermon
    This is the 20th year and was held in the Long Beach Convention Center. Saturday night’s show featured all the workshop teachers and the judges for the many competions. More of Carl’s lovely photos from the competitions are yet to come!
  • 12-3-09 Division Champs of the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition 2009, photos by Carl Sermon
    This contest is one of the first in the Belly Dance community and includes many categories covering different age groups, various styles and specialties.
  • 11-26-08 Bellydancer of the Universe Competition 2008, photos by Carl Sermon
    held in Long Beach, California, on February 18 & 19, 2008, produced by Tonya and Atlantis
  • 1-8-2010 Jillina Advances Dance Theatre, A Review of Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution,
    by Kristina Nekyia, photos by Carl Sermon

    Bellydance Evolution is a full-length theatrical event directed by dancer and choreographer Jillina, ushering belly dance into the world of dance theater. The production is a melding of narrative with a wide variety of traditional and cutting-edge Middle Eastern dance and music. I saw the dress rehearsal of Bellydance Evolution when it debuted in Glendale, California in August, 2009.
  • 7-5-10-Carnival of Stars, Performers L – Z Photos by Carl Sermon
    Latifa, Leyla Lanty, Lulu, Mahsati, Maila, MaShuqa, Monica, Monifa, Naiya Halal, Nera Brent, Pepper, Raks Al Khalil, Raska a Diva, Raks Hakohaveen, Robyn Lovejoy, Safiyah, Sarah Horbeein, Shadha, Shaunte, Sister Sirens, Sukara, Surreyya, Tanja, Tatseena, Tera Lynda, Trish …
  • 6-27-10 Carnival of Stars, Performers A – J Photos by Carl Sermon
    Adriana, Ahava, April, Alexandria’s Ghawazee, Aruba, Asia, Asura Noor, Becca, Birute, Cathy Guthrie, Cheryl, John Stanley, Crystal, Dahlena, Dancers of the Crescent Moon, Danse Maghreb, Daughters of the Pharoah, Dunia, Elizabther, Ena, Esperanza, Evil Eye, Ghanima, Hala, Heather, Jamara, Jawahare, Jewels
  • 1-13-11 Lost in Translation, Fusion Confusion by Marion Nowak
    Moria says, “Masking sloppy technique with cheap costuming and putting it all to break-beat music does not make you a fusion dancer. Fusion is like a good marriage; both components have to be very strong before the two work as a combination. ”
  • 1-11-11 Farida Fahmy Set the Record Straight, Innovation and Costuming of the Reda Troupe Interview by Fatima
    The current troupe is an abomination of a wonderful enterprise.
  • 1-10-11 Foreign Dancers in Cairo Timeline New Resource Page
    Amera Eid, Asmahan, Astryd, Feiruz, Jalilah, Keti Sharif, Leila, Leyla Amir, Nesma, Nour, Outi, Sahra, Shareen el Safy, Yasmina of Cairo, Yasmina Ramzy, Yasmin Henkesh, Zeina, and many more

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