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The Belly Dance Reader 1 and 2

The Belly Dance Readers are each an anthology of essays from many of the leaders in our Middle Eastern music and dance community. Our contributors range from PhD scholars to hobbyists and are also contributors to this site. These books are illustrated with hundreds of photos and artwork from current to vintage, including various sub-styles of the dance, and gathered from around the world.

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Product Description

The Belly Dance Reader (#1)

An Anthology of Essays

by GS Contributors

Product Description: Released December 7, 2012
The Belly Dance Reader is an anthology of essays from many of the leaders in our Middle Eastern music and dance community. The contributors range from PhD scholars to hobbyists. This book is illustrated with hundreds of photos and artwork from current to vintage, including various sub-styles of the dance, gathered from around the world.

Subjects covered include: An introduction, dancing at various ages and stages, history, costuming and appearance, regional and sub styles of the dance, theory and technique, as well as valuable resources such as Arabic scales and rhythms, glossary, maps and more.
Black and White inside and color cover, 280 pages, many many photos.

Buy our book here on CreateSpace for
$29.99 + shipping!

 

or on Amazon below*

 

Book size is 8.5" x 11"  (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Glossy color cover,
Black & White Bleed on White paper, 280 pages.

*CreateSpace is a company owned by Amazon and is the book's printer. By buying the book directly from CreateSpace, more of the profit goes to Gilded Serpent. Buying the book through Amazon, while slightly less expensive, means more of the profit goes to Amazon. Shipping prices vary according to your location.

The Belly Dance Reader 2

An Anthology of Essays

by GS Contributors

Product Description: Released July 29, 2014.
In this encompassing work Gilded Serpent presents to our diverse community a thoroughly researched, well-rounded, and focused book that reflects the many facets of this performance genre. With The Belly Dance Reader, books 1 & 2, we hope to share knowledge and experience in Middle Eastern performing arts and related fields. Our contributors reflect the diversity of this genre and their range of knowledge is great: From offering practical advice or delving into the history of significant periods to exploring music, costuming, or business practice, to focusing on theoretical interpretations of dance. Some writers reflect accumulated years of personal experience, while others are driven by academic research into the history, culture, and performances. Our authors encompass the cerebral as well as the passionate. In addition, The Belly Dance Reader provides difficult-to-find written sources and graphics that are not readily available elsewhere, thus serving as an archive of information as well as a meeting ground for sharing knowledge and wisdom.

Buy our book here on CreateSpace for
$34.99 + shipping

 

or on Amazon below*

Book size is 8.5" x 11"  (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Glossy color cover,
Black & White Bleed on White paper, 346 pages.

*CreateSpace is a company owned by Amazon and is the book's printer. By buying the book directly from CreateSpace, more of the profit goes to Gilded Serpent. Buying the book through Amazon, while slightly less expensive, means more of the profit goes to Amazon. Shipping prices vary according to your location.

Contents

Belly Dance Reader Book 1 Contents

(Clicking on the linked names below takes you to their "bio-page" with a list of more of their articles here on gildedserpent.com)

Section 1 - An Introduction

  • Gamar a poem by Beatrice Parvin of the UK
  • Welcome to Bellydance by Najia
  • Belly Dance and Contemporary Dance Studies by Barbara  Sellers-Young PhD
  • Reading Like a Researcher, Can You Trust Your Sources? by Mahsati
  • Orientalism, Zumarrad's Completely Non-scholarly Quick & Dirty Guide by Brigid Kelly
  • The Soul of Belly Dance, The Most Importatnt Thing is the Feeling by Alia Thabit

Section 2 - Dancing Through the Stages of Your Life

  • Teaching Children to Dance, Joys and Pitfalls by Martha Duran
  • A Dancer's Journey, From Beginner to Semi-Pro by Elianae Stone
  • The Teacher-Student Relationship, A Psychological Point of View by Izzah Isabelle Gagnon PhD
  • Bellydance Class... or Cult? Artwork by Leela Corman
  • Turning Pro, From Hobbyist to Star to Teacher by Lauren and Jillina
  • Boomerang Career, Life and Dance in the Land Down-Under (Pro to Teacher/Hobbyist) by Amera of Australia
  • It Ain't Easy being the Crone by Shelley Muzzy

Section 3 - History

  • "Harem Girls", Dance in Historical Harems, Early 1700s - Early 1900s by Andrea Deagon PhD
  • The American Belly Dancer in Early Burlesque and Vaudeville Theatre by Catherine Mary Scheelar (married last name -Disnard)
  • Belly Dance as a Performance, Historical Phenomenon or Logical Evolution? by Iana Komarnytska
  • Dancer Trading Cards- Artwork by Leela Corman, Stats by Sausan

Section 4 - Biz

  • What a Band Needs, But Doesn't Always Get by Denise Mannion of Pangia
  • Dancing with Live Bands, The Little Book of Etiquette by Leyla Lanty
  • Selling your Dance, A Series of Elevator Pitches by Athena
  • Marketing Belly Dance for Fitness, Is It A Good Idea? by Mayada
  • Tip O' the Hat to Tipping, Practices of Appreciation by Samira Sharuk

Section 5 - Costume & Appearance

Section 6 - Regional Styles

Section 7 - Theory & Technique

The Backside

  • Maps- Sahra's Regional Dances of Egypt, The Mid East, Mediterranean, and North Africa
  • A Few Maqamat and Rhythms
  • References, A Bibliography Project, Bonus Material, Disclaimers, Errata
  • Gig Form
  • A Glossary of Common Belly Dance Terms
  • Contributors Bios
  • Photo Credits
  • Late Additions photos

Errata - To send in corrections for any material found in the Belly Dance Reader please write to editor@gildedserpent.com

  • pg 250 Frequen(t)ly use Maqamat
  • pg 277 Michael Baxter111 (no space)

Belly Dance Reader Book 2 Contents

(Clicking on the linked names below takes you to the author's "bio-page" with a list of more of their articles here on GildedSerpent.com)

Section 1 - 19th and 20th Century History

Section 2 - Impacts of Orientalism

  • Ethical Authenticity by EmmaLucy Cole
  • Raqs Sharqi Under the Orientalist Gaze by Catherine Perry
  • Cliches & Studio Fantasy, Images of Algerian Women in Colonial Postcards by Amel Tafsout

Section 3 - Cultural Dance Styles

Section 4 - Tarab

  • Structured Improvisation and Dance Composition by Alia Thabit
  • Moving in Ecstasy by Tamra-henna
  • Taqsim in America by Amina Goodyear
  • The Emergence of Tarab by Candace Bordelon, Ph.D

Section 5 - Music

  • A Musicality Technique for Western Belly Dancers by Najia Marlyz
  • The Dumbek Drum Family by Richard Adrian Steiger
  • Who Follows Who? by Susu Pampanin
  • Musician Trading Cards by Lynette, Sausan, and Amina Goodyear

Section 6 - Enhancing Dance

Section 7 - Teaching

Section 8 - Business


The Backside

  • Arabic Chat Alphabet for translating Arabic Script into Latin Script
  • Test Your Knowledge! Egypt & Egypt Folkloric Dance Quiz by Sahra Carolee Kent
  • The BDR2 Picture Crossword by Lynette
  • A Glossary of Common Belly Dance Terms- expanded from BDR1
  • Sara's Word Search
  • Contributors Bios
  • Photo Credits
  • References, A Bibliography Project, Bonus Material, Disclaimers, Errata
  • Keyword Index- by Scholar demand

Bonus Features

Bonus Features - Coming soon! Author's links (above actually!), videos, PDF downloads, forms, photos in color.

The Bibliography Project

Bonus Features - Coming soon, videos, PDF downloads, forms, photos in color.

  • Musician and Composer Trading Cards
  • Crossword puzzle for testing students on the contents of the book.
  • Word Search

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The Bibliography Project

Click here for jpg of cover-
300 dpi, CMYK, ~4 x 5 inch- 1.82 MB

Table of Contents

Lauren and Jillinas article

Jezibel's article

Costume Gallery

April Rose

Leila's

Glossary screenshot

Book 2 cover

Princess Farhana's

Sierra's

Iana's Ballet Ruse

Promotion Graphics

Promotion graphics -
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Color 300 dpi

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Black and White graphics

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Web graphics

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MIsc.

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Color 300 dpi

Based on BD Oasis magazine specs

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- RGB - 3.66" x 5.23" at 300 dpi- PDF, TIFF purple BG

Black and White graphics

Web graphics

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Misc.

 

Mistakes to fix in a future PDF submission-
-page 121- the costume designer for the photo of Lucrecia is Lorena Rojas
-page 300 mispelled wikipedia 
-page 328 photo credits- what happened to Amel's first name!
-page 295, 2nd column, 2nd paragraph, 1st sentence "can benefit from5" , should read "from".
- missing periods at the end of a few captions. I fixed so many!

 

 

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