Jocelyne Saab Retrospective

Belly Dancers

Les Almées, danseuses orientales

Jocelyne Saab

Curvaceous and always dressed in sequins, the belly dancers—the Alma’—are present at weddings and circumcision parties. They are inspired by the belly dancing stars of the 1940s and 1950s: Samia Gama, Dahia Karioka, Naaima Aakef… Mainly lower-class, they come from every corner of Egypt and dream of becoming the queen of the Cairo dance palaces. Dina, star of the 1980s, made this dream come true.

18:45 • SAAB • 79’
Cinema São Jorge
Sala 3

Jocelyne Saab Retrospective