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The Belly Dance Handbook

A Companion For The Serious Dancer

By Princess Farhana, Pleasant Gehman (With), Christina Maharet Hughes

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Format: Paperback, 226 pages
Published In: United States, 10 January 2014
The Belly Dance Handbook is the definitive resource for anyone committed to this incredible ancient art. Starting from the ground up, internationally acclaimed dancer and author Princess Farhana shares her extensive knowledge on the practical application of belly dancing as a lifestyle. For new dancers just beginning their journey to seasoned performers, there is something in this book for everyone. With information ranging from technique and history to costuming, props and stage make up; from community-building and networking to turning professional, teaching and traveling, you will learn invaluable tips and tricks culled from Her Majesty's twenty-plus years of performing, teaching, researching and personal experience. Princess Farhana learned these things the hard way...so you won't have to! "No matter what style of belly dance you do, or if you didn't know there is more than one style, you need this book in your arsenal. Everyone will learn from this world-renowned dance master's experiences. After all, not just anyone earns the title Princess!" -Kajira Djoumahna, author of The Tribal Bible "Princess Farhana entertainingly brings you everything (really everything!) you need to know about navigating the treacherous waters of becoming a professional dancer...or a consummately polished performer. Sew a secret compartment in your dance bag for Princess Farhana's gem of a book, and take control of your destiny!" -Marta Schill, author of The Compleat Belly Dancer "Princess Farhana brings us all closer to the dancers we would like to somehow become, the dancers we want to grow up to be. She is absolutely glittering, shimmering and pulsating with life - which is what you want in a dancer, a teacher, an artist, a friend, a mentor, and a force of nature." -Margaret Cho, comedian, actor, dancer

About the Author

Princess Farhana has performed, taught and written about Oriental Dance since 1990. One of the most well known best-loved belly dancers in the world, she has appeared in Egypt, China, across Europe and The United Kingdom, as well as throughout North America. An artistic chameleon and a fusion pioneer, she performs many styles of dance with ease, from traditional to contemporary. Princess Farhana was trained in the Egyptian style of belly dance by Zahra Zuhair of Los Angeles and Raqia Hassan of Cairo, among many others. The Princess is also well known as a theatrical belly dance fusion performer, conceiving and executing fantasy tableaux and dramatically recreating vintage styles of Oriental Dance from the Edwardian era to the 1970's. A perpetual student, she is fascinated with anything related to Oriental dance, and has done extensive research on its history, traditions, and myriad forms. Princess Farhana has danced and acted in numerous motion pictures, in music videos and on television. She has appeared in many documentaries on Oriental Dance, performing and as an interview subject. In 2009, she was the star of Steve Balderson's film "Underbelly: A Year In The Life Of Princess Farhana" which was released worldwide in theaters as well as on DVD. Prior to her dance career, she was a musician, author and and professional journalist using her given name Pleasant Gehman. She made multiple recordings and toured extensively with her bands, and has authored literally thousands of articles for national, international and internet publications. Her memoirs, creative writing and poetry have been widely anthologized and many works were recorded on her spoken word CD Ruined. "The Belly Dance Handbook" is based on articles she has written for belly dance publications and for her popular blog, "Missives From The Royal Palace," which has been online since 2009. It is her eighth book. http: //princessraqs.blogspot.com/ http: //www.princessfarhana.com/ https: //www.facebook.com/princess.farhana https: //twitter.com/PrincessFarhana

EAN: 9780615938318
ISBN: 0615938310
Publisher: Princess Productions
Dimensions: 22.91 x 15.19 x 1.22 centimetres (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Book was great and informative however there were a lot of spelling and punctuation errors that publishers should have picked up before publication

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