When you think of belly dancing, you probably imagine a solo performance by a sequin-bedecked woman with a bare midriff and stomach muscles and hips moving like you never thought possible. And that is still a traditional form, particularly in Egyptian style. But when the dance migrated to the United States, it morphed into a unique hybrid. Today, practitioners here might perform in groups, mixing Middle Eastern music with hip-hop and stirring in some sounds and moves from India, as well as other influences. L.A.-based Bellydance Evolution will... More >>>