Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Fantasy Bellydance
Director: World Dance New York
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Welcome to Fantasy Bellydance. In this DVD: Atlantis flourishes and perishes; Firebird lights the forest with its brilliant feathers; Prince Charming loses his battle with the dragon; pirate wenches clash in a fierce duel... more »
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A spellbinding trip....
Seir | USA | 05/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sit back and prepare for a spell binding, enchanting trip into the fantasy world of belly dance!
This is an incredible collection of belly dance styles pieced together by the "best of the best" belly dancers and brought forth by World Dance New York. Very entertaining and displaying skill of dance and great imagination and creativity.
This is not an instructional program. It is a 90 minute collection of performances in many arrays of styles.
Belly dance evolves into a theatrical experience and the dancer is your medium into the creations of the mind. This is a catalyst for any who may have fallen into a dance rut, awakening the visual senses and stimulating creativity as the characters portrayed so beautifully in this collection.
The presentations vary from the graceful feather in the wind technique as Blanca's to an earthy Irina in her Amazon Warrior performance. There is more; a fabulous presentation by Sira a sensuous sea maiden, and who else but Neon dancing as a golden goddess in Isis Wings and balancing a candle lit tray. Aysche in Isis Wings interprets one of my favorites by Strange Flesh," The Sins of Salome". Tanna Valentine skillfully exhibits an obvious love for silk fan veils in her presentation of a Geisha.
I must mention Anasma, in two contrasting presentations which leave no doubt that belly dance has evolved into fusions of modern dance and yet remain classy and tasteful.
Other fabulous dancers are : Autumn Ward, Sarah Skinner, Fayzah, Rayhana and Kittarina and Elisheva in captivating sword duel.
The menu section allows viewing all the presentations continuously, or select each individual dancer's performance by name. Music and title of interpretation are listed.
What a treat to share with belly dance friends or to enjoy selfishly! Wander off into a mythical land of long ago.. or modern day. Your choice!"
Bellydance-ish fantasy dance
Ligeia | 02/18/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I like innovative approach to dance and was looking forward to this DVD, but alas, big was my dissappointment. When I buy a dvd with a word " Bellydance" in it's title, I expect to see bellydance. However, in this dvd, the amount of bellydance is minimal. Why, when trying innovative or artistic approaches, bellydancers tend to forget their own roots and technique? It makes me me think that dancers feel that bellydance is not good enough for such a purposes, and it makes me sad :(
I give 2 stars instead of one, because production values are good, and there are some charming dancers and dance numbers in this dvd, namely wonderfully expressive Anasma (though she uses far too little bellydance technique to my taste, which I find rather strange, since she is a wonderful ME-dancer) and Autumn Ward."
More fantasy than bellydance..............
mamadoll | houston, tx | 12/23/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Little (or no) bellydancing was harmed in the making of this dvd. I so wanted to love this! I was so hoping to see some awesome bellydancing, but, this was mostly artistic creative movement to music with maybe some occasional bellydance elements thrown in. I appreciate the attempts to create narrative, and the experimentation with costumes, music, staging, and dance forms, but, I was disappointed at the lack of bellydance content."
E. McKay | Chico, CA | 12/16/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"All the dancers have great technique, however this video is way too cheesy. The "acting" is horrible and some of the costumes are horrendous. I am a belly dancer, and a huge fan of dance, but I had to fast forward through most of this video. I was greatly disappointed."