Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ardent Voluptuousness

"The performers balance themselves on their haunches, inclining their heads right or left, make graceful gestures with their arms, and assume attitudes most charming and most impassioned; every thing breathes in them, while dancing, an ardent yet restrained voluptuousness." - from Melek Hanum's "Thirty Years in the Harem" (1872) as quoted by Andrea Deagon in "Harem Girls" an essay from The Belly Dance Reader



Sinful Sunday

10 comments:

  1. You have amazingly beautiful hair! Love your confidence that is displayed in your pose. Great image for the prompt.

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  2. Beautiful picture and wonderful passage to set it up.

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  3. Wow! This is wonderful. It looks like a travel postcard from the 1890s from 'exotic lands'. Your pose and the color and that gorgeous hair are all perfect.

    - MariaSibylla

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  4. You not only embody the very pose and movement of the dance, but your shot could also be an original illustrating the text.

    Fabulous post...

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  5. I love this and I totally agree with Maria Sibylla, it really does look like one of the erotic naughty postcards from a bygone age

    Mollyxxx

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  6. You have such beautiful hair! Love the very vintage feel to this photo!

    Rebel xox

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  7. Oh wow, this has a truly vintage and exotic feel to it.

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  8. Beautiful photo and as others have said, it really does look like an old post card--so cool!
    xxPenny

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  9. Impassioned voluptuousness never looked lovelier :)

    ~Kazi xxx

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  10. Everything about this shot - your pose, your hair, your body, and definitely the vintage feel - excites me.

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