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Theatrical Bellydance Conference Sways Through the City

Bellies up! New York's first large-scale bellydance conference pops its hips on the Lower East Side this weekend.

Organized by dancers Ranya Renee and Anasma Vuong, the conference brings together almost 90 professional and ameteur bellydancers from across the U.S. and as far away as India, Spain, Sweeden and Korea. Workshops and performances last through Sunday.

Here's a video from one of the workshops, "How to Give Great Face While Bellydancing," led by silent-film loving, gothic-inspired bellydancer JeniViva.