Belly Dancing Takes Root – English Through the News – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

0


WHIRLPOOL OF COLOR: Vũ Tuyết Nhung performs on stage.

Nguyễn Kiều Trinh

What began centuries ago as a form of entertainment in the Middle East has transcended in Vietnamese life in a major way.

Belly dancing might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but visitors to the Hai Bà TrÆ°ng District Cultural Center in Hà Ná»™i were treated to an afternoon of quivering hips and undulating movements that would not have seemed out of place in Egyptian dance halls about 1800s.

About 100 artists of all ages, shapes and sizes took part in the 2019 Belly Dance Sensation Festival earlier this month.

There was no áo dài here. Instead, it was the traditional, and in some cases developer, costumes of belly dancers that were threaded by the participants.

It’s fair to say it’s not something you would expect to see on a Saturday afternoon in the capital.

Yet as hobby, coupled with a perfect way to keep fit while having fun, belly dancing is definitely gain popularity.

“When I started learning oriental dance, my family didn’t encourage me because they were afraid of the revealing costume and sexy moves,” said VÅ© Tuyết Nhung, who has been practicing and teaching dance for 12 years. .

“But after seeing the values ​​that belly dancing brings to women, making them more beautiful and improving their spirits, my family changed their minds and now encourages me to help other women become beautiful and happy.

Now I am very happy to Inspire people with belly dancing.

The routine may seem complicated and the movements difficult to learn, but according to connoisseurs it is really a style that anyone can Master.

Đỗ Hồng Hạnh believes that the advantages of art are numerous, and as old champion, encourages people to try.

She said: “There are many aspects in belly dancing. The difficulty for artists is knowing how to improve themselves and create different beautiful pieces. Dancers participate in competitions to train in order to improve their skills.

“I encourage people to try belly dancing. If you are talented, passionate and hardworking enough, you could be a professional dancer. Or at least you will have good health, a beautiful figure, and you will feel young. If you study further, you might reach the next level to be a Creative choreographer. “

Lê Thị Ngọc Lan challenge its 55 years old. She feels fit and healthy, and even credits this old the art of helping overcome severe back pain.

“Eight years ago I suffered from terrible back pain,” she said. News from Việt Nam.

“I tried a lot of different things to help relieve it, including a belly dancing class. Soon after, I started to feel much better.

“My body has become more soft, I have less back pain. While attending class, there are still times when I have to lie down on the floor, waiting for the pain to subside, but then I keep going. My teacher and my classmates always encourage me and are very happy every time they see me in class.

But when Lan first broke the news of his new hobby to his family, eyebrows are raised.

“When I first started learning oriental dance, my family asked a lot of questions,” she said.

“After visiting my classroom, my husband and children understood and encouraged me. They are now very happy because my health has improved so much. I no longer need to take pain relievers. My children are with me when I perform on stage.

“When I play I feel very happy and enjoy music and movement very much. “

Some believe that this dance form dates back to the time of Alexander the Great who ruled ancient Greece between 336 and 323. Before Christ.

If so, there is no doubt that the man who was intention to strive reaching the “ends of the earth and the great outer sea” would certainly make you smile to know that the dance style created in her time seems to have conquered the world.

If you are interested in oriental dance, the classes cost around 2 million VN for three months. For intensive courses with international instructors the cost is higher. VNS

Belly Dancing Facts

  • In Turkey, Egypt and other places in the Middle East, belly dancers are traditionally hired for weddings.
  • In Egypt, it is customary for the bride and groom to be photographed with their hands on the belly of the belly dancer.
  • Described by some as the oldest dance in the world, belly dancing dates back to at least the time of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC).
  • Belly dancing was originally performed by women for women and it is said that the rippling belly look like a woman giving birth.
  • Egyptian Takia Karyoka is considered by many to be the best belly dancer of all time. She enchanted nazis, allies and Arabs during and after World War II.
  • Professional belly dancers see themselves as artists. They hair to the thought that are little more than stylized strippers.
  • Thomas Edison made several films featuring belly dancers in the 1890s.

GLOSSARY

What began centuries ago as a form of entertainment in the Middle East has transcended in Vietnamese life in a major way.

transcended means “moved through”.

Belly dancing might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but visitors to the Hai Bà TrÆ°ng District Cultural Center in Hà Ná»™i were treated to an afternoon of quivering hips and undulating movements that would not have seemed out of place in Egyptian dance halls about 1800s.

If something is your “Cup of tea”, it’s what you like and what you would choose.

quivering means “to shake”.

Undulating means “wavy”, like waves.

Around 1800 means “circa 1800s”, but does not mention any exact year.

There was no áo dài here. Instead, it was the traditional, and in some cases developer, costumes of belly dancers that were threaded by the participants.

If something is developer, it shows too much.

Threaded by dancers means “carried by dancers”.

Yet as hobby, coupled with a perfect way to keep fit while having fun, belly dancing is definitely gain popularity.

A hobby is a hobby that people do in their spare time, which interests them.

Coupled means “partner”

If something gaining popularity people like it more and more over time.

Now I am very happy to Inspire people with belly dancing.

TO Inspire people mean making them feel like they want to go out and do something positive.

The routine may seem complicated and the movements difficult to learn, but according to connoisseurs it is really a style that anyone can Master.

Routines are schedules.

TO Master something means getting to be able to do it very well.

Đỗ Hồng Hạnh believes that the advantages of art are numerous, and as old champion, encourages people to try.

Advantages are things given to you that can make you stronger, more comfortable, or richer in one way or another.

If someone encourages you do something, they help you be influenced to do something.

She said: “There are many aspects in belly dancing.

The number aspects in oriental dance are the many different ways of performing the activity and making sense of it.

“I encourage people to try belly dancing. If you are talented, passionate and hardworking enough, you could be a professional dancer.

If you are talented as a belly dancer you have a natural skill that helps you do this.

If you are passionate something, you love it so much that you don’t care how much time or money you spend on it.

If you study further, you might reach the next level to be a Creative choreographer. “

Someone who is Creative uses a lot of imagination to do things.

A choreographer is someone who designs and plans dances.

Lê Thị Ngọc Lan challenge its 55 years old.

TO challenge your age means not giving in to the limits that your body and your community may give you because you may be too old to do certain things.

She feels fit and healthy, and even credits this old the art of helping overcome severe back pain.

TO credit belly dancing to make your back less painful means saying something good about belly dancing for that reason.

Old means very old.

TO overcome an obstacle, such as a pain in the back, means overcoming it.

“My body has become more soft, I have less back pain.

For the body to become soft means to be happy to be able to change position.

But when Lan first broke the news of his new hobby to his family, eyebrows are raised.

If you eyebrows are raised, you look at something with surprise and disapproval.

Some believe this dance form dates back to the time of Alexander the Great who ruled ancient Greece between 336 and 323. Before Christ.

Before Christ means “Before Christ”.

If so, there is no doubt that the man who was intention to strive reaching the “ends of the earth and the great outer sea” would certainly make you smile to know that the dance style created in her time seems to have conquered the world.

If you are intention by doing something, you seriously want to do it.

Strive means “to try”.

In Egypt, it is customary for the bride and groom to be photographed with their hands on the belly of the belly dancer.

Customary means behavior that matches the tradition of a community.

Belly dancing was originally performed by women for women and it is said that the rippling belly look like a woman giving birth.

TO look like a woman giving birth means to represent that.

She enchanted nazis, allies and Arabs during and after World War II.

TO enchant people want to fill them with joy.

The Nazis and the Allies were the different parties that fought in WWII.

They hair to the thought that are little more than stylized strippers.

TO hair means expressing a feeling of disapproval.

WORKSHEET

Indicate whether the following sentences are true or false:

  1. Belly dancing started in the Middle East.
  2. Hà Nội is the capital of Việt Nam.
  3. Vũ Tuyết Nhung has been practicing and teaching oriental dance for 12 years.
  4. Lê Thị Ngọc Lan was born around 1964.
  5. Turkey is in the Middle East.

ANSWERS: 1. True; 2. True; 3. False; 4. True; 5. True.


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.