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Best of Bellydance - in practice - not bad at all,
This review is from: Best of Bellydance from Egypt, Lebanon, Arabia & Turkey (Audio CD)
I initially bought this album as something cheap to practice my bellydance steps to. Having said that, this turned out to a good compilation suggesting lots of freedance moves, aswell as the option to practice technique. The artists are famous, and professional dancers have based choreography around their work.
The music often has layered tones...drum for earthy grounded steps with lighter drum, flute or other instruments providing scope for fluid arms, spine and hip circles. Other tracks suggest egyptian walk, veils, shimmy or on the toes work. Having said this, what most tracks have in common is a hypnotic and exciting middle eastern feel to them - you just have to join in. A couple even mimick the noise of a clapping audience as you perform...even if it's just in your own living room or dance workshop.