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  1. NYLA, Barrington, NJ 08007

    by , 09-07-2011 at 12:47 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyla View Post
    NYLA
    Barrington, NJ 08007
    USA
    www.nylabellydance.com
    Professional Bellydance Artist ~ Instructor ~ Choreographer ~ Philadelphia area

    Experience the art of Middle Eastern Dance by mesmerizing Nyla!

    Nyla is a highly professional and skilled Middle Eastern Dance artist, instructor and choreographer. She was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – the heart of Central Asia, on the crossroads of the ancient "Silk Road." Her unique style and ability
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  2. Dancing on TV in Turkey

    by , 09-05-2011 at 05:25 PM
    Since I returned to Turkey in January 2011, I've been lucky enough to have my performances televised and/or perform on TV four times.

    All four times have involved at least some level of stress or confusion!

    The first time, I was performing in a Turkish Romany concert. It was before I felt prepared to perform Turkish Romany dance, and it was my first gig after moving to Istanbul.

    The second time, I appeared on Mehmet Ali Erbil's show, and I almost missed ...
  3. Night Out with a Belly Dance Legend

    by , 09-04-2011 at 05:19 PM
    I slept in this morning after a late night out with party animal Sema Yıldız. A busy dancer in Turkey, Europe, and throughout the Middle East in the 70s, 80s, and into the 90s, Sema is retired from regular performances and now teaches workshops in Europe, Asia, and North America. Still, to see her flirt and party on a Saturday night, you’d think she was 22 years old. . . .

    She invited me to a late dinner at Gar Gazino, where I had the privilege of watching Gül Nihal and ...
  4. Jamila Johari Belly Dancing @ House of Blues for Latin Remix 8

    by , 09-01-2011 at 12:15 AM
  5. Istanbul & DC: Torn between two homes

    by , 08-31-2011 at 10:52 AM
    I have been performing in Turkey since January. It's been full of ups and downs. After three months of performing every night in Bodrum, then returning to Istanbul for the last two weeks of the Holy Month of Ramazan, during which there is nearly no work for dancers, I am looking forward to breaking the "performance fast" tonight in Cihangir. I will be performing tonight, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Sunday, I've got the night off, then Monday, a show on a Bosphorus cruise. ...
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