Neat interview about "old school" dance. I love the ways she addresses the issue of how Arabic audiences view the dancer as well as the views most traditional middle easterners have about dancers. If you look at the last picture, it is a picture of Maya Medwar, the dancer Jamila Salimpour named the "maya" after.
Another blog post from one of my favorite dancers, Aziza Nawal. She is a fabulous performer and I am so happy she and other Atlanta dancers are working so hard to keep the dance community alive and growing in Atlanta. That benefits us Athens dancers when we have those resources so close by. http://azizaraks.net/?p=774