Tag Archives: Belly dancing

Hidrellez: May Your Wishes Come True

I’ll begin my story on Hidrellez in the manner of a traditional Turkish folk tale. Once there was and once there wasn’t a Turkish Australian friendship between a woman from Istanbul, Turkey and a woman from Sydney, Australia. They met … Continue reading

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Turkish belly dance – good girls don’t

This is part of a longer essay called “Dancing Away the Sequins”, based on my experiences of the cultural meanings inherent to Turkish belly dance. You can find the full piece in my second collection of essays called Exploring Turkish … Continue reading

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