Belly Dance Television Video News Magazine - Volume 1
In this Volume, BD-TV takes you behind the scenes at popular Belly Dance events, including IAMED's 6th Awards of Belly Dance show and awards ceremony. See exclusive interviews with such popular performers as Aziza and Alexandra King, performance highlights from the concert, and all the fun at IAMED's after-show reception!
THEN... watch the entire Awards of Belly Dance show! An outstanding DVD with state-of-the-art sound, staging, and lighting - this is an IAMED classic!
BD-TV Volume 1
Spotlight - Ansuya
America's Superstar! Born the daughter of renown dancer, Jenaeni Rathor, Ansuya was always destined for belly dance stardom. In this in-depth interview, Ansuya shares her thoughts on today's hottest topics, as well as insight into her personal life and dance history.
Urban Tribal Dance Company, of San Diego, California fuses the past and the future with their innovative style. Meet the ladies of UTDC and find out how they went from turbans to hip hop while keeping the belly dance theme.
Anaheed and Paulina show you how to care for your costume when the party's over. Get some valuable advice from Anaheed on how to prepare your sweaty costume for transportation, and what to do with it when you get home.
Behind the Scenes at Amara's controversial production of "An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance." For the past several years, this show has been turning heads and raising eyebrows in the belly dance community. Now BD-TV will introduce you to the players, and show you what it takes to make this unusual event a reality.
News & Events
* Festival of Dancing Colors (and Gala Show highlights), featuring Fahtiem, Yaleil, Jim Boz, and more!
* MECDA's 26th Anniversary Party - Feiruz sheds some light on the history of MECDA; plus performance highlights of Midnight Mirage, Rania, Arturo, and the rest.
* Festival Fantasia - find out why this is the last Festival Fantasia, and get a look at some event performances, including Una, Rachel Brice, Shoshanna, and Kasia the Aging Diva.
* IAMED's Sixth Awards of Belly Dance - meet the winners and get a glimpse of each performance at this outstanding black tie affair!
IAMED's Sixth Awards of Belly Dance
Two Hours of Wonderful Belly Dancing Performances by
* Autumn Ward
* Hayat El Helwa
* Jacqueline Eusanio
* Jasmin Jahal
* SeSe Dance Theater
* Shareen El Safy
* Ya Amar! Dance Company
* Zahra Zuhair
This excellent show video includes 2 performances by Zahra Zuhair, both an Orientale performance and a Tunisian dance, East Indian dance by Meera, American cabaret belly dance performance by Jacqueline Eusanio, Nubian dance company number by Ya Amar, Melaya Luf by Sahra, a beautiful performance by Hayat El Helwa of Brazil, modern Egyptian style dances by Autumn Ward of New York, Jasmin Jahal of Chicago and Shareen El Safy, editor of Habibi Magazine, exceptional choreography by SeSe's Dance Theater, and classic silver screen Egyptian by Bahaia of Texas. The show ends with a dynamic performance by Aziza which includes a drum solo with Amir Sofi.
Also included are highlights of the awards ceremony.