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Turkish and Egyptian

Turkish and Egyptian

A COMPARISON OF TURKISH AND EGYPTIAN ORIENTAL DANCE by Eva Cernik In its open-minded hunger for new information and change, the oriental dance community in America continues to delve deeper into the history of oriental dance. The search has led us to the realization that this dance has roots in the Goddess-worshiping religions of...
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“Dans Oryantal” in Turkey

“Dans Oryantal” in Turkey

“Dans Oryantal” in Turkey by Eva Cernik I have traveled to Turkey several times in search of the best example of Oriental Dance there. I have found that there are three categories of dancers: I. First, there are the dancers you are most likely to see if you go there uninformed. There are many,...
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A Contemporary Zar

A Contemporary Zar

A Contemporary Zar in Old Cairo By Eva Cernik As Oriental dancers, we are familiar with zar: images of women thrashing their hair nearly to the floor to increasingly frenzied music. This “trance dance” is part of the heritage of the Dervishes, members of a Sufi branch of Islam, which came to Egypt from...
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Burçin Orhon

Burçin Orhon

Burçin Orhon Innovative Twist on Turkish Oryantal by Eva Çernik Burçin Orhon’s (pronounced “Burchin”) superstar status in Turkey is obvious at post card stands, which universally display beautiful photos of her. The first time I saw Burçin Orhon was in 1989 in Bursa, Turkey at the Taylan Gazino where she was doing the lambada...
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Gypsy in Their Souls

Gypsy in Their Souls

Gypsy in Their Souls The West Preserves Gypsy Dance Traditions by Laurel Victoria Gray First encounters My first personal contact with Gypsies took place in my hometown of Spokane, Washington. The World’s Fair held in Spokane in 1974 featured an American Folklife section. Our local Gypsy population agreed to participate in the festival, marking...
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Turkish Gypsies

Turkish Gypsies

In Search of Turkish Gypsies (Roma) by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat The first time I saw Oriental dance in Turkey was when I was only fourteen. My family and I were staying in a hotel in Istanbul. There was a large banquet hall filled with people of all ages. The music was playing and my...
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Sema Yildiz

Sema Yildiz

Sema Yildiz Istanbul’s “Dancing Star” by Eva Çernik A young American girl on a trip to the city of Busrsa was waiting with her Turkish friends for the Teleferik cable car to take them down the mountain. With little money, as students notoriously are, and tensed up with cold, the girl jumped up and...
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Different Continents

Different Continents

Born from Different Continents A Comparison of Turkish and Egyptian Styles of Oriental Dance by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat The Egyptian Ghawazee dancers were called the “invaders of the heart.” (Marre and Charlton) The Turkish dancers were said to do the dance that could “melt a stone.” (And) There are reasons for the similarities and...
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Vol. 14, No. 4, Fall 1995

Vol. 14, No. 4, Fall 1995

Volume 14, Number 4, Fall 1995 Cover: Burçin Orhon Burçin Orhon, Innovative Twist on Turkish Oryantal, by Eva Cernik Latent Orientalism, Part II: The Modern Legacy, by Ronald L. Iverson In Search of the Arabs, by Jack G. Shaheen, Ph.D. Songs and Spirits: The “Zar” Ritual in Cairo, by Laurie Eisler The Zar: A...
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Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall 1998

Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall 1998

Volume 17, Number 2, Fall 1998 Cover: Necati Çelik An Angel on His Shoulder: Turkish Oud Virtuoso Necati Çelik, by Mimi Spencer Sema Yildiz: Istanbul’s “Dancing Star”, by Eva Çernik The Queen of Romany Music: Esma Redzepova, by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat In Search of Turkish Gypsies (Roma), by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat Without Prejudice and...
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