Who Will Win This Coming Weekend?
posted May 24, 2011
Dancers please send in your photo credits for us to list under your photo. Individual troupe member names would be appreciated also.Thanks!
The 38th Annual Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, 2011, at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito, California
Saturday May 28, 1pm
Saturday May 28, 7pm
Sunday May 29
Ready for more?
- 12-7-10 Photos from the 20th Annual BDUC 2010 Saturday Night’s Judges Celebrity Show,
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!
- 9-26-10 A Dancer’s Perspecitive: 2010 Yaa Halla Y’all Belly Dance Competition
Yaa Halla Y’all is an action-packed, four-day event for all styles of Belly dance: Tribal, Alternative, and Cabaret.
- 12-3-09 Division Champs of the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition 2009,
This contest is one of the first in the Belly Dance community and includes many categories covering different age groups, various styles and specialties.
- 11-11-09 Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, Page 3: Winners and Closing Gala,
for the AWS 2009 competition included Mo Geddawi, Mona El Said, Nabil Mabrouk, and Katia.
- 9-27-09 Wiggles of the West: One Dancer’s Foray into Competition
In the world of belly dancing lately, dance competitions seem to be the big thing. Love them or hate them, they are popping up all over the country, leaving one to wonder what benefit they add to our art form. In an art form as varied as Middle Eastern Dance, incorporating cultures crossing multiple borders and continents, to what standards do these competitions adhere?
- 8-14-09 Michael’s Photos of the Belly Dancer of the Year2009 Award Winners,
Some photos are linked to larger images. Additional troupe member names wanted!
- 6-16-09 Susie’s Photos from The Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant 2009
As a fish to a shiny object, so am I drawn to a well produced event of glamorous, bedazzled and talented performers of belly dance.
“When I was watching you dance, I thought I was watching an Egyptian movie!”
- 5-19-11 Walk Like an Egyptian
Before I learned to "walk like an Egyptian", I wanted to drum like an African! Since my early teens, I had been collecting African drum LPs (as well as conga and bongo drums) and was either dancing like a possessed child or trying to make rhythms happen on drum skins.
- 5-17-11 A Moulid in an Egyptian Village
After the feast, the traditional Sai’eet (story teller), who could be a man or a woman, started telling stories accompanied by a full traditional orchestra. The entire village enjoyed stories about life, love, religion, and wisdom. Throughout history, the Sai’eet has been the educator, entertainer, and critic of life.
- 5-16-11 Back from Bahrain, Tiny Kingdom’s Riots are Puzzling
Approximately at the same time as the invasions of the French, British, etc. upon the Ottoman Empire the art of Belly dancing was introduced in cabarets of Egypt and Lebanon, as well as Turkey (Istanbul).
- 5-12-11 Get Over It! Soundbyte Bellydance Part Two
Imagine yourself dancing inside of a huge plastic jug full of gel or detergent. Pull and push your movements through the viscosity with conviction!
- 5-11-11 Moroccan Dreams: My New Festival in Marrakech
There is a mixture of faces in one region. There are so many different cultures that live in harmony –in the same place– that it is difficult to remain indifferent.