Webinar: Bellydance, Biases, and Backstory

Recording of history webinar from Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

Bellydance is a beautiful art form where today women (and some men) gather to support each other, find creative outlets, and celebrate movement. But it comes with biases, baggage, a sordid back story, and a firmly rooted origin myth. Join Kalila Indivar as she takes us on a journey traversing the history of bellydance in the United States, exploring where the form has brought us, and where it may lead us tomorrow, and uprooting the myth a bit along the way.

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Kalila Indivar
Kalila Indivar

With a background in art history and international studies, and a lifelong love of dance, Kalila Indivar brings her unique perspective to the history of bellydance in America. She stumbled across belly dance in 2004 and hasn’t stopped yet. She was inspired to start studying the history of this dance form several years ago by a homework assignment for a workshop with the inimitable Mira Betz. She actively continues her research today and is happy to share the fruits of her labor with the dance community, or random strangers willing to listen. Kalila has studied several styles of belly dance, including Egyptian cabaret (raqs sharqi) and folkloric, ATS® where she is certified as a Sister Studio, and her true love, Transnational Fusion. She has produced and choreographed several shows at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Want more? Visit kalilaindivar.com or follow kalilaindivar on Instagram.

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