Monday, January 05, 2009

Road to Morocco - Belly Dancer / 摩洛哥的肚皮舞孃

YouTube video:

The video was taken in November 2008 during my trip to Morocco. The belly dancer was accompanied by a group of traditional musicians. The audience really enjoyed their performance. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3vXIVzWSZc)

風騷的肚皮舞孃:

有人会問,回敎國家這樣保守,婦女在公众場所都不能拋頭露面丶露腿丶露膊,為什么又会容許近半裸的肚皮舞孃在外籍遊客前大演風騷,甚至請我這滿臉通紅的男賓上臺共舞呢?

其實在一些較保守的伊斯蘭社会,女人只可以在自己丈夫或金蘭姊妺面前跳肚皮舞,但摩洛哥深受西班牙和法國政治文化影響,再加上旅遊業是主要外滙收入來源之一,故此國家未有立令取締這娛樂行業,而我也沒有被投入本地囚牢。

在回教國家中,摩洛哥对外地旅客是較為「開放」,但勿忘他們的家庭倫理,男女性別丶覌念丶和界限,基本上仍是依據可蘭經和傳統宗敎教義而定斷。所以入國問禁,入鄉隨俗,有意与本地人作「深一層」了解的炎皇子孫們,除非您也是回教徒,能夠明白丶融合丶和接受(与被接受)摩洛哥的宗教丶風俗丶文化丶政制,否則我提議您最好還是三思而行!!

2 comments:

Ruth Tam said...

I've learned belly dance for a short while but I find it so boring. Not much variation, by western standard. They have different kinds of shimmy (i.e. the shaking of the chest, the waist and the hip). But to me, the differences are small. Yet, it's technically not easy.

微豆 Haricot said...

Ruth: Thank you for your special insight !!!

From what little I know of belly dancing, a performer has to master the movements of the different muscle groups in isolation, which as you said, is technically difficult. In addition to the forms, a dancer also has to "express" him/herself in tune with the music.

I guess western dances have more variations because there are more countries involved and there have been a lot more cross-cultural pollinations as well.

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