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“I am NOT a belly dancer. I have never been one, and never will be. What I do is not what Hollywood vulgarly calls “belly dance”, but it’s art. I have traveled the world to prove that my dance is not a dance of the belly but a refined, artistic dance full of tradition, of dreaming and beauty. Oriental dance is primarily an expressive dance; in that resides the beauty.”

–Nadia Gamal, in an interview with Scoop magazine, page 70.

i found it at Shira’s (www.Shira.net) FB page!