Middle Eastern DanceBook - 2010 | 2nd ed. --
The rich, diverse cultures of the Middle East have long inspired fascination among outsiders. That interest, coupled with misunderstanding, has sometimes led to mythical and exaggerated interpretations of regional dances that are far from authentic. This new edition of Middle Eastern Dance clearly and colorfully showcases the many dances of the region that have been performed for thousands of years, such as the spiritual spinning dances of the Whirling Dervishes and the dabkeh line dance of the Lebanese, Palestinian, Jordanian, Syrian, and Iraqi people.