Keep the discussion going in the CG forum! Check out the September members' Q&A for "talk" questions, with Ranya at the Ginger City home studio. (It's baladi time, baby!) download audio (coming soon) In this live session we covered topics including...00:02:36 - How awareness of the parts of the body-and your particular body- can inform our technique 00:07:25 - The cultural concept of baladi raqs asaya - danced with a cane or stick, typically a men's style 00:15:05 - Is the sekkat portion of baladi the same as call and response? 00:22:11 - Anatomical images of different muscle groups used in baladi - (See Baladi from the Ground Up) 00:24:23 - What does a traditional baladi costume look like? 00:36:32 - How do you feel about a dancer taking some liberties around expression with the baladi when using one piece of it -such as a taqsim- instead of a full progression? (Can a taqsim be used to express sadness?) 00:44:50 - Discussion of cultural borrowing, cultural appropriation and music choice 00:52:50 - What does the word "awadi" mean, [as in "baladi awadi," women's style baladi]. What is its etymology?