Belly dancing was popular in India at the beginning of the 12th century. In fact, the origins of this dance can be traced to the Vedic age to the Hindu era around the 6th millennium BC, but it didn’t become the dominant form for quite some time. It is an artistic art form which was used to express emotions and feelings, often times in a very unique and complex way. It was an art form of spiritual significance with great power. Many cultures across the world have adopted belly dancing and have embraced it with a great deal of enthusiasm.
A typical belly dancer has a beautiful face, which is painted in gold, and wears a beautiful gown. She dances to the music played from a harp. She has a high voice as she tries to make it up to the audience, and she dances to what sounds like a beautiful melody. However, this isn’t really how the belly dancer is dancing in India.
The belly dance that you are about to see in India is very different than what you might be used to seeing. In our society there seem to be few instances to dance to the music that they play. Instead, belly dancing in India is done in a very traditional way that does not follow the traditional music that we all are used to hearing the most.
According to Rajat Sethi, the great Indian belly dance artiste, the way of performing belly dancing can be traced back to the Vedic age to the 12th century BC. Sethi claims, “Babies are born with a very special sense of rhythm. For them babies grow up with a rhythm in the womb. Baby dancing is the most beautiful way to express joy and sorrow in a very pure way. People used to believe that the dance of baby was a cure for illness.” Sethi claims that “Belly dancing is really the way of life.”
Sethi went on to say, “Belly dancing is so sacred. It is so special for the children. A dancer must not let a child suffer for a single minute. Belly dancing is so important.”
Sethi believes that it is imperative to teach belly dancing to the youth. This is because when a child gets into belly dancing, he will find joy and happiness inside him. This is the time when he can learn about the world around him and learn about the mysteries that we all love to delve into.
The way that Sethi dances gives me the feeling that he can almost see me, and see me