A mix of colour and black and white bellydance clips starting with Egyptian actress/dancer Nabila Ebeid نبيلة عبيد. Then there’s a black and white clip, then Azza Sherif with Farid Shawki in the audience then a recent video clip.
More bellydance scenes from Egyptian films including Katy performing with Ismail Yassin, a wedding scene, a stage performance and a piece at the end from a 1946 film that shows that there was a wide variety of dance forms being shown in Egyptian cinema back in the 1940s.
All these clips are from the era of black and white films. The first dancer is Suzy Khairy, then there’s a group piece both from the 1960 film ‘Inni ataham’ (I accuse), followed by a Greek surprise and finally Farid al Atrache and Tahiya Karioka.
Opens with a short party scene clip. This is followed by Samia Gamal and Farid al Atrash in a scene from the 1947 film ‘Habib al omr’. Comedian Ismail Yassin can be spotted in the orchestra with a kanoon. Finally, a clip of US dancer Leila Farid who’s currently performing in Cairo in a clip from the 2005 movie ‘Abu Arabi Wasal’. Leila’s released some fabulous music cds too.
Bellydance scenes from some Egyptian movies from the 1970s. First, a Nubian theatre troupe, then there’s some scenes from the 70s, the dancer in green is Sohair Ramzy (its supposed to be a dance competition so the girls all dance to the same piece), then there’s a lovely piece by an unknown dancer (again the storyline is that its an audition), this is followed by the latest from Amr Diab’s movie ‘Ebka Kablny’ and finally some short clips of bellydancer/actress Nabila Ebeid in an advert for a upcoming programme.