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Interactive video lesson plan for: Belly dance in Aphrodisias

Activity overview:

The location is the tetrapylon gateway at Aphrodisias, Turkey, near sunset. The city is named after the love-goddess Aphrodite, and is famous for its marble carvings.

The video shooting was done in about a quarter of an hour, while the light was good, and while the people who were trying to close the site were waiting patiently for us. We had no way to play any recorded music, so Esha was dancing to the rhythms in her head, and this explains why the fit of her movements to the music, which would normally be very precise and interpretive, are somewhat approximate.

Stills photography credits:
The close-up shots of Esha's eyes, Esha with veil, Esha winking, and against the background of a frozen waterfall were by Don Davis.
The images of Esha with her white feather fans were by Chris Yetter of Seattle WA.
Empire State Building shot by A. Jeremy P. Lawrence
All stills used with permission.

Camera and editing by Nikolas Lloyd.

Tagged under: Esha,belly,dance,bellydance,Aphrodisias,jenny,eish,oriental,turkey,turkish,sunset,ancient,greek,temple,veil,gateway,tetrapylon

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