This is Part 2 of a stage performance by Lebanese bellydancer Howaida al Hashem wearing a white bedlah. At the beginning of Part 2 she continues dancing to ‘Habibi Enta’ (حبيبي انت) a song made famous by Melheim Barakat (or May Hariri depending on who you ask!)
This is Part 1 of a stage performance by Lebanese bellydancer Howaida al Hashem wearing a white bedlah. At the end of this part and the beginning of Part 2 she dances to ‘Habibi Enta’ (حبيبي انت) a song made famous by Melheim Barakat (or May Hariri depending on who you ask!)
Nagwa Fouad performs at a party in a scene from the 1960 Egyptian film ‘Ihtares min al Hob’ (Farewell to Love وداعا يا حب). The singer with her is Muharam Fuad. The film also starred Mariam Fakhr El Din, Khalil Bader El Dein and Wedad Hamdi.
This is Lebanese bellydancer Nariman Aboud in her heyday wearing one of her trademark ‘criss-cross’ costumes. A very popular dancer in the Levant, Neriman was originally spotted by Lebanese singer Melhem Baraket and her career started from there. Later she married singer Wissam al Amir and retired from public performing in the early 2000s to take care of their two children. In 2011 there was talk of her returning to the dance scene but aside from hitting the dance floor in Jouneih this doesn’t seem to have happened.
Taheya Karioka performs in a scene from the 1949 Egyptian film ‘Manadil al Helou’ (The Beauty’s Veil منديل الحلو). The film starred Taheya, along with Mahmoud El Meligi, Marie Munib, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and Aziza Mohamed.
This is a scene from the 1977 Egyptian drama ‘Al Hob fi Tariq Masdoud’ (literally, ‘love at an impasse (or in a cul-de-sac or deadlocked)’ الحب في طريق مسدود). The film starred Hussein Fahmi, Amal Ramzi and Noura. The dancer is listed as ‘Samia’ and this seems to be the only film she made.
Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad during a nightclub performance. In this part of her show she wears a red costume.
I’m not too sure about the bridal veil and burmudas combo some of the backup dancers are wearing though.