A Word a Week Challenge: Dance

Skinnywench of ‘A Word in Your Ear’, has asked us to post a photo showing dancing. This one was taken at a fancy dress party on a Nile River cruise, and I had a lot of fun that evening, dressed as a Belly Dancer. The real belly dancer spotted me on the sidelines of the dance floor, and beckoned me to join her. I hadn’t a clue what to do, but just tried to follow her steps and movements.

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After a few minutes, she let go of my hand, and I was on my own. At times like these, one just has to go with the flow; don’t you agree? So I carried on and did my thing, and even though I’m quite a shy person, well sort of, 😉 it wasn’t too scary being in the spotlight, and the other passengers were very appreciative. The outfit did help a lot, and I felt like the real deal, with all those fringes swaying around. 😀

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Here’s one dancer I wouldn’t even consider trying to emulate. This ‘Whirling Dervish’, made me dizzy just watching him perform. His frenzied, ecstatic dance, accompanied by weird howling utterances, was quite sight to behold. In the photo, he looks like he’s not moving, but I can assure you that he was twirling around very fast indeed. The dance is called the Sema, and has been performed for over 700 years by the Sufi, which is  a rather mystic order of Islam. If you would like to read more about it, click here.

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To see more interpretations of Sue’s challenge, click here to be taken to her blog.