Although it originated in the middle east, belly dancing has become a lot more westernised the last 10 years. Why? Because it’s a form of dance that focuses on hip movements so it’s hell-a sexy and reasonably easy to pick up. Get ready to shake your hips! We’ve put together our 4 favourite belly dancing videos! Enjoy.
1. Teaser Trailer – Ula Sport
In case you were completely confused about what belly dancing is, this short 40 second video will get you up to speed and in the mood! We love contrast between her dark clothing and the simple white studio backdrop.
2. Belly Dance Mini Doc – Malin Dang
This great mini documentary does a great job at explaining the history of belly dancing and explores what that means for us modern belly dancing westerners. It is definitely a plug for ‘Fat Chance Belly Dance’ a small dance studio in San Francisco but we don’t mind! It’s well shot, highly interesting and fun.
3. Tribal Fusion Live Performance – Paul Bajcar and Shirley Lam
There’s nothing quite like the buzz of a live performance and this one is definitely buzzing! Tribal Fusion is a new take on belly dancing that is basically a lot more modern but still carries some traditions such as the costumes and those moving hips! Some different camera angles would have been nice but the lighting, music and performance seem to do the trick anyway.
4. Another Short Documentary – Ben Jacob
Ok, I know we just watched a mini documentary but we promise this one will be worth it! It is narrated by Kathleen Crowley, an extremely talent seamstress who makes beautiful belly dancing costumes. We won’t give away the details but we will say her journey into this career is definitely unique and worth a watch. Beautifully shot and edited.
Thanks for checking out our 4 favorite belly dance videos! Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!