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|Petite Jamilla Unveiled - Double Veil Instructional|
Actor: Petite Jamilla
Director: Petite Jamilla
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Join Petite Jamilla as you learn how to captivate your audiences with the mysterious Double Veil. This highly sought after dvd is comprised of 10 signature veil movements including variations and transitions, a simple expl... more »
Beautifully done, well worth the $$ and effort!
Michele Reichek | Austin, TX | 07/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was skeptical at first about this DVD as veil has always struck me as a more advanced accessory for bellydance. I usually prefer my finger cymbals, but I've been wanting to give veil a try, and judging by Petite Jamilla's performances (check her out in the Folies Bergere DVD if you want to know) she knows her stuff.
I am happy to report that this DVD is very well made, and PJ herself gives excellent instructions. She speaks clearly and doesnt use 'verbage'......anyone from beginner dancer at day 1 to strong intermediates (like me) who are ready to jump into veilwork will enjoy and learn with this DVD.
As most of Miles Copeland's DVDs have, this one features the 'Dancers Cut' selection. I find this selection always to be helpful since the 'artistic' camara people always like to focus on bellies or bras when what we really want to see is footwork, how the dancer's arms are just so, etc. Also, there are music credits, as well as a bonus feature interview with PJ.
All in all, I really enjoyed this DVD and already I am feeling more confidant about dancing with double veil."
Davina Hunter | Bay Area CA | 05/13/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Let the buyer beware!
This is NOT an instuctional resource for dancing with double veil. This video features a lengthy warm up...a scant few well-known SINGLE veil movements and only two double veil figures (also well known and VERY general)
I had hoped for more from this popular and accomplished teacher/dancer. I wish these production companies and their artists would be honest. This video would be more accurately titled...
The Beginner's brief and very limited Introduction to Dance with Veil."
C. Jordan | Atlanta, GA | 11/17/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you already have extensive experience with single veil performance, Petite Jamilla's double veil DVD won't teach you anything that you don't already know. This DVD teaches about ten veil tricks, most of which you can do with a single veil. The tricks that were particular to double veil were ones that any advanced dancer could figure out for herself.
For those who are new to veil, this DVD will be fun and enlightening. For those with more advanced technique, I suggest you skip this DVD."
Not as good as I expected
Tricia A. | Hoquiam, WA | 11/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After reading the other reviews I thought this would be great but was disappointed.
It is filmed well (they use a mirror so the front and back can be seen) & instructions are clear. Her belly dance moves are excellent. How to hold the two veils is done close up. Some moves are shown without the veil so the arm movements are easier to see.
The music is less than inspiring and some of the very simple moves are repeated too often (for example "strut" walking forward dragging the veil behind and walking backwards with the veil in front). It's also done in voice over style which I find to be less engaging.
She only uses one type of veil, semi-circle rayon chiffon with trim.
I found parts to be tiresome just watching it the first time.