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The Enchanted Dance

The Enchanted Dance by Belinda Kuzyk
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The Enchanted Dance by Belinda Kuzyk

The Enchanted dance is a film about Egyptian Belly Dance, in two parts, essentially a learn to Belly Dance video, running time is 90 minutes (Australian version). The film is presented and danced by Estelle Asmodelle. It was produced by Belinda Kuzyk. An original soundtrack accompanies the film. The film was high controversial in the 90s as the dancer was a transsexual. Estelle Asmodelle Estelle Asmodelle (born April 22, 1964), previously commonly known as Estelle Maria Croot, is an Australian model, belly dancer, writer and actress. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... A controversy is a contentious dispute, a disagreement over which parties are actively arguing. ... A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ...

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Inside the film

This film is in two part - running time is 1 hour. VHS (PAL & NTSC)


Part 1 is a documentary that traces the origins of the Ancient Egyptian Belly Dance. Let Asmodelle take you back to the time of the Ancients as she explores the history and elegance. Egyptian dance has survived for more than 5000 years but never did it look as beautiful as it does here as our host Estelle dances in the ancient style.


Part 2 is an instructional program. Asmodelle will lead you through the dance form in elegant style. This part is for those who desire to be a part of this beautifully mystical and very ancient art form! With many of the basic and advanced movements shown in detail for those wishing to use Belly Dance for either exercise or for health or for self expression.


Estelle Asmodelle is a highly experienced Belly Dancer from Australia. In spite of her level of professionalism Estelle manages to bring to life the basic steps in a simple form for all to use and enjoy. There is also basic instruction of the use of finger cymbals, "Zills" and basic to advanced use of the "Veil", as a means to enhance the dance. Estelle Asmodelle Estelle Asmodelle (born April 22, 1964), previously commonly known as Estelle Maria Croot, is an Australian model, belly dancer, writer and actress. ... Belly Dancer (Bananza) is the title of a hit single by R&B singer Akon. ... A pair of zils from the Khan el Khalili market in Cairo Zils (also zills or finger cymbals) are tiny cymbals used in belly dancing and similar performances. ... Veils are articles of clothing, worn almost exclusively by women, which cover some part of the head or face. ...


[[Also visit the Egyptian rooms of The South Australian Museum and The Nicholson Museum of Antiquities. This film was partially funded by the Australian Government and was produced by [E Entertainment Films ((now Night Star Pictures) and Belinda Kuzyk. This article describes the national government of Australia. ...


Also included in this video pack is instructions on Belly Dance Costume design. With this easy guide you can make simple yet stunning costumes that will be professional enough to perform. Belly dance costume design comes in three main styles and all three are outlined here for you to use, with easy to follow drawings and pictures.

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About The Dancer

Estelle Asmodelle is a highly experienced Belly Dancer from Australia. Estelle Asmodelle Estelle Asmodelle (born April 22, 1964), previously commonly known as Estelle Maria Croot, is an Australian model, belly dancer, writer and actress. ... Belly Dancer (Bananza) is the title of a hit single by R&B singer Akon. ...


Estelle studied many different versions of the dance, she has danced in seven countries, appeared on many television shows, from The Midday Show in Sydney to The Beat Takashi show in Japan, she has also appeared in feature films and danced on the some of the best stages in the world today. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...


Estelle has studied Ancient Egyptian dance hieroglyphics and formed the basis of her interpretation of the Beledi form, and practiced the style that she believes is “… the closest form of the dance to date. In ancient Egypt Belly Dance was a ceremonial dance that was performed with a spiritual perspective as well as an erotic one. This kind of innate understanding of the dance is key to tapping into primal femininity that unconsciously will guide the dancer with true inspiration”. Estelle has studied other forms of dance as well, such as African, Modern Dance, Ballet and even Jazz Ballet, but she always returns to her main path, that of Beledi. “After understanding other dance forms gives a dancer a true understanding of where it all came from, some say it was Africa, I believe it was Egypt” Estelle has written articles on the health aspects of the dance in magazines such as, Cosmopolitan, WellBeing, Women’s Spirit, Nature and Health and many more. The health aspects are overwhelming in fact but to me one of the most important aspect of the dance is the spiritual component. Hieroglyphs are a system of writing used by the Ancient Egyptians, using a combination of logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic elements. ... Look up spiritual in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Eroticism is an aesthetic focused on sexual desire, especially the feelings of anticipation of sexual activity. ...

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Controversy

The film was highly successful but many belly dancers were perplexed by the fact that the dancer in the film, Estelle Asmodelle, is a transsexual - many belly dancers felt that a sex change female could not perform the dance properly. Although the film was successful in spite of the controversy and was watched by many people world wide. As a result it was in the 1990's one of the most famous Belly Dance Films. A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ... A clownfish Sex change in animals Some species are known to change sex, including reproductive functions, in special circumstances, such as the clownfish. ...

The Enchanted Dance Starring Estelle Asmodelle
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The Enchanted Dance Starring Estelle Asmodelle
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