- Part 1: Badia Masabni
- Part 2: Tahiya Karioka
- Part 3: Samia Gamal
- Part 4: Naima Akef
- Part 5: Katie Fotsaty
- Part 6: Nadia Gamal
- Part 7: Zeinat Olwi
- Part 8: Mahmoud Reda & Farida Fahmy
Part 1: Badia Masabni (1892-1974)
BADIA MASABNI was an actress and belly dancer born to a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother, best known for opening a series of influential clubs in Cairo from the 1920s onward.
Badia is considered to be the matron of modern belly dance and is credited with launching the careers of Egyptian belly dance stars Samia Gamal and Taheyya Kariokka.
|with Samia Gamal and Taheiya Karioka|
FB Album/Biography of Badia Masabni in 14 Chapters:
Videoclip (for GildedSerpent)
See also: Raqs Sharki 1-2-3: Time Traveling with the Stars of Egyptian Dance
This workshop series by Khalida takes you on a journey in time with the great dancers of then and now.
- Raqs sharki 1 – ‘Favorites of the fifties’ – Contains combinations and techniques inspired by the legendary dancers of Egypt like Samia Gamal, Naima Akef, Nadia Gamal and Taheya Carioca.
- Raqs sharki 2 – ‘Stars of the seventies’ – Inspired by famous Egyptian dancers from the 60-80s like Suheir Zaki, Nagua Fouad and Fifi Abdo.
- Raqs sharki 3 – ‘Modern legends’ – Contains informationa about, and techniques and combinations inspired by the famous dancers of this age