As a belly dancer, I have learned to work with my long hair so that it becomes a part of my performance. (Hairography anyone??) Some of the traditional Middle Eastern styles of dance I perform even require hair tossing and shaking. Luscious layers of hair have played a positive role in my belly dance shows and Middle Eastern dance performances, but more recently have given me some trouble.
Since my move to Southern California I’ve gained another reason to whip my hair around. Salsa Dancing in Orange and Los Angeles Counties has twirled me round and round, spinning my flying hair into… Someone’s eyes?! Participating in partner dance has definitely made me reexamine how to tame my tresses. Read on before your hairography goes wrong and even gets a little hazardous.
Ziva Emtiyaz is an award winning International Dance Artist excited to share her knowledge and life experiences about the big world of dance!