A blast from the past from Turkey. This is Inci Adali who was a popular Turkish belly dancer back in the 1980s. In this clip you’ll see her performing karshlima, Romani and Turkish style earthy belly dance. Inci Adali’s performance is part of a soap opera shown on Turkish tv about a girl who works in the nightclub but who wants to be a belly dancer. Inci Adali plays the star dancer who gives the girl a big break and the restaurant girl dances with her to the Rabhani Brothers’ well known ‘Spectacular Rhythms’ no less. However, I’ve cut those bits out to concentrate on Inci Adali’s performance.
This is a really ‘old school’ clip from Turkey but, as there is such a renewed interest in Romany/gypsy dance, its a great clip to look at and learn from. The dancer is Turkish performer Inci Adali (her first name is pronounced Inchi). The performance is part of a film shown on Turkish tv about a girl who works in the nightclub who wants to be a bellydancer. Inci Adali is the star dancer gives her a big break.