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Shimmies, shivers and staccato: photography by Robert MacNeil

As a photographer, I was looking for something new and exciting to shoot. I discovered a very interesting and historical dance called Belly Dancing, which is a translation of the French term ‘danse du ventre’. Belly dancing is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips while the name itself is something of a misnomer, as every part of the body is involved. The dancers movements are sensuous, hypnotic and flowing.

The magnificent fluidity in the movements by premier dancer Alannah Mason can be seen here.

Photography of belly dancer
Photography of belly dancer
Photography of belly dancer