I have never seen the splits used in a belly dance show quite to this extent!

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I would never have thought of this 🙂

I have some exciting new plans for this blog including a gift for you my lovely readers coming soon- stay tuned! In my research for my upcoming plans, I came across this belly dance video. I have no idea of who the dancer is (if you know please comment below), and she is an attractive lass and very flexible but that is maybe a little excessive use of the splits. What do you think?

UPDATE! – It’s Didem of course! thank you to the 2 readers that let me know. I feel rather silly as I have watched Didem up close and live at Sultana’s nightclub in Istanbul and I just didn’t recognise her in this. This is not my favourite of her performances because I normally find her quite a strong layering and technical dancer and I don’t think this piece showed off her talents enough. Generally speaking I quite like her work. For me it was an over emphasis on her looks and flexibility and not enough ‘belly dance’, but I also respect each persons right to dance however feels right for them.

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mary ann van de car
    May 24, 2016 @ 16:05:21

    that is Didem the famous turkish dancer. she performed this piece on national television in turkey. notice the high heels…she always performs in them…

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  2. meryemvani
    May 24, 2016 @ 16:07:19

    this is a video of Didem, a famous turkish dancer. this clip is from a performance on turkish national television. she always performs in high heels. I don’t think the splits are excessive, given the length of her entire performance.

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    • jadebellydance
      May 27, 2016 @ 00:17:27

      Thanks for that 🙂 . I should have recognised her – given I have seen her live in Istanbul! I guess this is the wonder of art isn’t it, we each interpret the music differently. I have loved most of what I have seen of Didem and when I didn’t love it as much, I didn’t recognise her.

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