Wednesday, September 19, 2001

More thoughts

When I started Bellydance Class a year ago, I never thought it would be viewed as controversial. But after recent events, the fact that it is a Middle Eastern dance did not escape our attention. Last night was our first class of the fall. We wondered if anyone would drop the class or if the troupe would not be asked to perform for a very long time.

There was a lot to think about. We all knew that just because the terrorists were Middle Eastern does not make bellydancing bad... but one does have to be sensitive to the emotions that exist as a result of the attack. We talked about what we can do to educate ourselves and others. We specifically talked about the plight of the women that are oppressed in that part of the world. Things we didn't think about a week ago.

At any rate the troupe (Sahara Shimmer) website is up now. Don't bother scanning the gallery looking for me... the site design was the extent of my involvement.

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