By: Kajira Djoumahna
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The definitive resource for the dance style known as American Tribal Style Bellydance. History, development, interviews, costuming descriptions and construction tips, jewelry, history of textiles and ethnic jewelry used for this dance form, movement breakdowns including fast and slow steps, use of props, staging and performance techniques, music, finger cymbal and kashiklar instruction, how the dance relates to the Romany culture, dance as ritual, quotes from practitioners from around the world, resource directory, more. Over 300 photos, about one third in color. Full color collage cover, foreword by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat.