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Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World

By Wendy Buonaventura

Catagory: Non-Fiction

Dhs. 100.00

Newly updated and reissued in an appealing new format, this classic book is a lavishly illustrated celebration of female dancers of the Arab world and their impact on the West. "I think it is the most eloquent of female dances, with is haunting lyricism, its fire, its endlessly shifting kaleidoscope of sensual movement." With these words, Wendy Buonaventura explains her own fascination with Arabic dance and gives the reader a thorough understanding of the origins, history and development of this ancient art, which has survived in the face of commercialism, religious disapproval, and changing times.

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Pages
224
Language
English
Publisher
Interlink Books
Publication date
2009-12-01
Binding
Paperback
ISBN
9781566567916
Dimensions
20.32 x 1.52 x 26.67 cm
Author(s)
Wendy Buonaventura

About the Series

About the Author: Wendy Buonaventura

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Wendy Buonaventura

Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World

Dhs. 100.00

Newly updated and reissued in an appealing new format, this classic book is a lavishly illustrated celebration of female dancers of the Arab world and their impact on the West. "I think it is the most eloquent of female dances, with is haunting lyricism, its fire, its endlessly shifting kaleidoscope of sensual movement." With these words, Wendy Buonaventura explains her own fascination with Arabic dance and gives the reader a thorough understanding of the origins, history and development of this ancient art, which has survived in the face of commercialism, religious disapproval, and changing times.

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