Famous Indian belly dancer comes to Vietnam

Published: 31/03/2010 05:00



Hanoi’s ISIS dancing troupe on March 30 had an exchange with a famous belly dancer named Monika Nataraj.

The meeting began by meditation in quiet atmosphere.

Postcards with pictures of gods were arranged around a candle. After the meditation, each dancer closed their eyes to pick a postcard.

Dancer Monika Nataraj began studying ballet at the age of 5. She was a student at the Indian Royal Dancing Institute. She also practices Jazz, tap dance and yoga and is a famous belly dancer and instructor with 18 years of experience teaching in the Temple and Bollywood style.

According to her, the art of belly dance comes from the hands. If the hands are inflexible, people can’t study belly dance.

In Vietnam, belly dance is not taught at schools. All member of ISIS dancing troupe were taken with Monika’s teaching methods.

This is the first time Monika has come to Vietnam, a trip organized at the invitation of the Indian Embassy in Hanoi.

ISIS young dancers.

ISIS chief Do Phuong Lien is a fan.

The Indian dancer promised to return to Vietnam in the near future.

At the end, they gathered to exchange and share experiences.

Source: VNExpress

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