Chapter 16 The Pharaoh
It would probably be a disappointment to readers if I did not mention the Pharaoh. After all, my interpretation of his persona was pivotal to my oriental dance career and his image is portrayed on the cover of this book.
By this time, I had yet to find my identity as an oriental dancer. Actually, I did not even begin to find it until I visited Cairo and experienced oriental dance in its own element, and with its grand orchestras. I believe it was hearing the music, exploring it deeply, and then producing my own musical accompaniment that really catapulted my personal growth as an oriental dance artist.
During this period of my life I was still exploring the new territory of belly dance and determining what I had hoped to do with it…