Randa Kamel – The Powerful Dance (5.7.3)

Randa Kamel – The Powerful Dance (5.7.3)

Introduction to Randa Kamel Randa Kamel is extremely famous among practitioners worldwide, because she travels a lot for teaching and also because her very energetic style is very appealing to foreigners. She is one of the first Egyptian dancers who is more famous...
Dina – The Daring and Modern Belly Dancer (5.7.2)

Dina – The Daring and Modern Belly Dancer (5.7.2)

(Raqs sharqi stars from the 1990s and 2000s) Profile and Background of Dina Dina (دينا) has been considered the last big Egyptian star of raqs sharqi and indeed she is the last one who has starred in a considerable number of movies and TV programmes from the early...
Raqia Hassan – The Business Woman (5.7.1)

Raqia Hassan – The Business Woman (5.7.1)

(Raqs sharqi stars from the 1990s and 2000s) Raqia Hassan Background According to online sources (Sharif, no date; El Safy, 1995), Raqia was born in Cairo and started dancing in the Reda troupe as a folkloric dancer at the age of 14. However, Raqia felt that folklore...
The Era of Raqs Sharqi as Global Trans/Cultural Heritage (2000s)

The Era of Raqs Sharqi as Global Trans/Cultural Heritage (2000s)

Moving from the 1990s to 2000s From the early 1990s, there has been a decline in the number of big raqs sharqi stars in Egypt and the Middle East, for a variety of reasons, as discussed. Since then, raqs sharqi has almost disappeared from Egyptian movies; many of the...
Mona al Said – The International Influencer (5.6.3)

Mona al Said – The International Influencer (5.6.3)

About Mona al Said Biographical information about Mona al Said (منى السعيد ) is available from an article written by El Safy (1996) and from Mona’s own website (El Said, no date). She was born in Suez Canal and loved dancing folkloric dances at school. It was not...