Sunday, 5 February 2012

Good to meet you: Tufaha of Bahrain

From 2009, this is an interview with Bahrainian belly dancer Tufaha ('Apple' - no, I don't think she's a Coldplay fan):

Q&A: 'My Boyfriend Insisted I Quit Dancing, My Answer was No', Inter Press Service, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 (posted by Global Issues).

This is Tufaha:

And this, I THINK, is also Tufaha, in action in the same year as this interview (2009). However, as is often the way of these things, this dancer is billed as 'Tofaha'. Even if it's not the same person - though I strongly suspect it is - this clip is worth watching both for proper tipping etiquette and for an example of how to rock it Bahrainian styles. OK, so it's not very elegant (how do you do those rolls and NOT get carpet burn?) but, seriously, y'all, I am going to have to up my floorwork game* 'cause this is off the hook:

*Or, indeed, get a floorwork game.

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