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    FINGER CYMBALS

    Where do they come from, what is their purpose and how do we learn them? I decided to dedicated the following lines to my favorite dance prop – finger cymbals. I was lucky to discover finger cymbals at an early stage of learning oriental dance and they became an integral part of my dance routine ever since. Did you know that finger cymbals were actually one of the first props used by Egyptian dancers?We can find certain archeological evidence as far back as ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia are concerned. The first ancient Egyptian finger cymbals were made out of wood and ivory, in a rectangular or crescent-shaped form. Later, post…

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    A LACK OF MOTIVATION FOR DANCE IN THESE QUARANTINE TIMES?

    These are challenging times we are currently living in and we have all been exposed to this new quarantine situation, where things have changed a lot for dancers, dance teachers, and artists all over the world. Lately, I have heard so many stories about some dancers and dance teachers not being able to cope with this quarantine situation, losing their motivation for dance and the associative creativity that is a part of it. Being a dancer and dance teacher myself, I wanted to share with all of you some of the things I do to keep my motivation for dance at its highest level possible: MUSIC – now it´s the…

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    I am a very passionate and inquisitive Oriental dance researcher. I want to know everything about its roots and the culture behind it. I go to Egypt on a regular basis, where I gather new knowledge, and research how people dance in cities, villages, homes and night clubs. Some of my articles (based on academic and field research) will be published on this page.