Thursday, 11 March 2010

Dupiwu: the art of 'belly skin dancing'

You don't have to be an Occidental dancer to be dancing outside the borders, as this article from Al Jazeera proves. The reporter seems to have a rough idea what he's looking at, but doesn't delve into what the popularity of belly dance might mean in a country where female children are 'undesirable'.

I love that 'dupiwu' sounds like the noise your hips would make during a really smooth, horizontal figure of eight. All together now: Dupiwu! Dupiwu!

I gotta say, the women in my classes tend to be a little more, um, zaftig than this lot. Perhaps the photographer specially selected the women in this pic. So pretty, such lovely posture ...
(Image from China Daily.)

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