Theatrical Bellydance Conference Sways Through the City

Friday, July 09, 2010


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.


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Comments [3]

Lisa Riordan Seville


Jul. 17 2010 05:27 PM
Tandava from Brooklyn, NY

What a beautiful video of a beautiful class!! There is so much more to bellydance than the general public knows. Thank you so much to Ranya, Anasma and their awesome admin staff for bringing us this extraordinary event. And THANK YOU to WNYC -- the ONLY station I listen to, and yes I'm a member AND former intern -- for sharing this lovely footage with your audience. YOU ROCK!!

Jul. 13 2010 02:39 PM
Belyssa from australia

Ranya, seeing your face on the video brought back so many memories of my times in NY with Bobby and Elena. i have been doing oriental facial studies for some years now and love seeing it on the tube too. Miss you all so much,wishing I could eb there with you. COME TO OZ !!!! Come for a working holiday to Perth !!
hugs, belyssa

Jul. 11 2010 03:57 AM

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