Senta Duffield - Principal and Director

Archive for April 2015

My first Tanoura lesson

For a dervish, there must be a purpose, a cause for existence, and inside the cause, a True Human Being. Jelaluddin Rumi March 2010, Cairo I greet Sayed Amar at the door, he has just carried his tanoura outfit, in a bag, up 5 flights of stairs, to Yasmina’s apartment, where I am staying, and…

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Healing through belly dance

The coins on my hips make music as I move, my bare stomach undulates in time to the music and my feet are connected deep to mother earth as they dance the ancient dance of the gypsies. As I dance, I express myself, my freedom, femininity, vulnerability and strength – I am a Belly Dancer,…

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