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elven_ranger wrote in bd_newbie
I am trying to decide between two sets of "bottom halves" on Ebay for a trio of girls in a theatre show I am directing. Set in Algeirs, three slave girls have to [belly]dance to impress the Sheikh. Now some of the shows will be in stantard theatres and some are open air shows during the summer. I simply cant decide between these two types (bearing in mind theres a large range of colours for both, so its a choice of style rather than colour. Also two of the girls are plus size though with nice figures.)

In our shoes, which style would you choose? 



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Exactly. I wince at the naked ones, because it's so obviously exploitative (as in "marginalized group making a living however they can in a situation where they are powerless" especially because apart from the colonialism and sexual exploitation of the Europeans, the Naili were Imazighen in an Arab-dominant culture, so doubly marginalized). I boggle that anyone can look at these things and think they're reflective of actual cultural tradition.

I will say I love this little 13-second Edison clip of "Princess Ali" dancing, because it's 13 seconds of dignity, even in an undignified situation.


Do you mind if I friend you? I am an anthropologist in my day life and *love* finding other people who are as interested in history and culture as I am. :)

Lovely! I'm afraid I'm only but so interesting, but I'm flattered :D

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