Vintage and Golden Era Musings

By Nizana El Rassan As of late, there seems to be a resurgence of interest in vintage and golden era belly dance. I know there is at least one generation that is thrilled about this, and I know I am. Keeping this period of dance alive and well provides a classy foundation for other dancers to learn from. It provides beautiful, elegant entertainment and connection to the history of the dance.

With the number of online dance shows over the past year and a half have come opportunities to present some fabulous videos with vintage styles and editing. I have had the privilege of seeing some excellent performances including from Basinah, Roshana Nofret, Kamala Almanzar and a number of other beautiful and skilled dancers. I love the attention that is being paid to getting bac