Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World
With these words, Wendy Buonaventura explains her own fascination with Arabic dance. Her book is a unique celebration of the female dancers of the Arab world, and their impact on the West. She explains the origins of this ancien...more
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The main focus is on Arab dance and how it has influenced Western Art (dance, painting, architecture, music) and also how Arab dance (and culture) has been altered by the West. Any viable art form must change over time – absorbing and dispersing its’ splendour to other cultures.
The book has many magnificent reproductions of “...more