In New Zealand, belly dance is the best known of the Middle Eastern dance forms. Based on folk dance, it originally developed as a solo performance dance. Once it became popular in the English-speaking world, variations of the original form, including group dancing, developed. This is the Aida Sajadi, performing at the Middle Eastern Magic belly dancing show in Auckland in 2012.
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MEDANZ - Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand
Photograph by Nina Gastreich
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Courtesy of Nina Gastreich Photography