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Dancers in Orientalist Art – A Digital Workshop, Friday July 26

Hello Gang!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be presenting a digital workshop on Friday, July 26th hosted by Mahin of Phoenix.

Dancers in Orientalist Art

Friday, July 26, 2019
​5:00 PM PDT /  8:00 PM EDT
Tickets: $15 till July 15
$20 till July25

Registration includes
Live Online
+ 45 Days Streaming Access

“Dancers in Orientalist Art” is a 90-minute slide-show style presentation of the subject of the dancer in Orientalist Art.  During the course of this talk, I’ll be sharing more than 100 images, so if you love looking at beautiful images and learning about art, this is the class for you.

  • What does the term Orientalism mean?
  • Are all Orientalist paintings with dancers harem fantasies?
  • Who is Edward Said and what his book “Orientalism” meant for belly dancers?
  • How can contemporary dancers engage with Orientalist art in this post-colonial world?

The course includes a printable .pdf that includes an overview, timeline of Orientalist Art, and suggested readings.

I’m very excited to have this opportunity to combine my academic work in Art History with my love for belly dance.  Help me spread the word about my lecture by sharing this blog post with your favorite dancers.

I Hope to See you on July 26th for “Dancers in Orientalist Art,”
Dawn Devine ~ Davina
July 6, 2019


By Davina

Davina ~ Dawn Devine is a belly dance costume designer, dance instructor and author of more than a dozen publications on Middle Eastern dance.