belly dancing

Worlds Within Worlds

San Miguel attracts all kinds of artists, new age thinkers and practitioners of various forms of Eastern philosophies.  There are circus groups and indigenous dancers.  And even a belly dancing fusion festival, complete with films.

Last night I learned the proper Middle Eastern etiquette for showing approval of dancers gyrations - one doesn’t show one’s clacking tongue.  Well known belly dancers from Mexico City joined local students in a performance that showcased the talents of 20 somethings - 60 somethings….  Most of the audience was post boomers- many of them students of the incredible teacher here in San Miguel. 

Oh yes and that fusion part-  they did a belly dance to the music of French hip hop…

Friday night there will be a performance by the “Boys of Bellydancing” - gifted male belly dancers from all over Mexico. 

Just another day in San Miguel…..