Turkish “Oryantal” is a dynamic dance, characterized by furious spins, sharp dips, jumps and kicks. Stemming from the Romany dance, dancers playfully pound fists onto hips and toss their hair around. Fiery floor and veil work are often integrated into performances to an array of melodies, from Romani and Arabesque music to Egyptian classics.

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