Many see Raqs Sharqi as a woman’s dance, celebrating the sensuality and power of being a mature woman. A common school of thought believes that young dancers have limited life experience to use as a catalyst for dance. Many popular Egyptian dancers are over forty.
Well that’s me, I thought, I’m over forty and if anybody has Life Experience, it’s me. You wouldn’t believe my extensive experience even if I disclosed some of it here. (Those who don’t want to be named in my autobiography, I’m Easy but Not Cheap, can come to a private financial arrangement. Drop me a line.)
I just hope I’m not suspected of having terrorist tendencies by displaying some interest in Middle Eastern cultural activities. That’s not a joke, all it takes to be locked up these days is giving your old sim card to a mate a couple of years back. I left mine in Co.Fermanagh in 1994 and now I’m waiting to be carted off for having IRA connections.