Some very old photographs, (most likely from the 1930’s), featuring some of the various dancers and performers who worked at Badia Masabni’s Casino Opera in Cairo.
(If anyone is willing to submit a translation of the arabic captions, I will add it to the description of this photo. Many thanks!)
This Nagwa Fouad, who I read about while reading an article from Hossam Ramzy about Baladi. He mentioned Nagwa, and I absolutely loved this dance. I am really developing a huge soft spot for classic Egyptian belly dancing. There was something so special, elegant, and feminine about these dancers! I am amazed at their skill and their incredible beauty in dance. I still can’t get over how controlled yet FAST her shimmies were toward the end! Oh my gosh, I want to get there one day!
Could you link me to the article, I’d love to read it!
This is folkloric bellydance, known as felahin from a specific area of Egypt!
This blog needs more folkloric performances.