Belly Divas and Ibrahim Akef
In March 2006, the legendary belly dance teacher Ibrahim Akef died. He was one of the best teachers and choreographers in the history of Egyptian belly dance and taught many famous dancers such as the Egyptian Dina.
Paula Ziliotto Boudress has published a video featuring Ibrahim on Youtube. You can find it on the link:
Belly Divas publishes an article on belly dance choreographer Ibrahim Akef
Italian belly dancer, anthropologist and bellydance teacher Paola Ziliotto Boudress studied with Ibrahim and has written an article about him. The article was published in the July 2007 edition of Belly Divas, a belly dance magazine directed by Dr Mo Geddawi (you can find the article on the side).
Paola Ziliotto Boudress is based in Turin, Italy. Paola has been involved with belly dance for more then 20 years and she studied for a while with Akef. Paola is the artistic director of ‘Il Tappeto Volante’ (the Flying Carpet) an Italian cultural association that promotes Arabic dance and music.
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