Ask me anything   Originally I got this tumblr to use as my travel, dance, cooking, and crafts journal.
This is now a place where I gather inspiration for things in my life. I love belly dance, sewing, acting, traveling, dancing, archaeology, anthropology, history, and God. I believe in treating others with kindess and acceptance always, and following your dreams. Life is a work of art all your own, this tumblr is part of mine.
vintagegal:

Ballerina Anna Pavlova at Theatre Des Champs Elysees Paris 1927 photo by James Abbe

vintagegal:

Ballerina Anna Pavlova at Theatre Des Champs Elysees Paris 1927 photo by James Abbe

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— 6 months ago with 109 notes

bellydanceclassics:

A photograph collection of Samia Gamal from LIFE Magazine.
Photography by: Loomis Dean, March 1952.

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— 6 months ago with 310 notes
finethankyouandyou:

Suzanne Farrell in George Balanchine’s Vienna Waltzes.
Photograph by Martha Swope.

finethankyouandyou:

Suzanne Farrell in George Balanchine’s Vienna Waltzes.

Photograph by Martha Swope.

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— 6 months ago with 151 notes

granosdegranada:

Before They Pass Away is a project and book by photographer Jimmy Nelson that aims to document tribes and cultures before they disappear from existence. 

About the book:

This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they—and we—hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson’s large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fine nuance for posterity. What’s more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world’s most pristine landscapes.

Learn more about the book and the tribes on the project site.

(Source: mymodernmet.com, via getculture)

— 6 months ago with 3200 notes
I’m gonna show you what a girl typically working out would look like versus what you want me to look like 

perfect person award

(Source: matafari, via saladbar11)

— 1 year ago with 408544 notes

lamagdalena13:

Belly Dancing for Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys in Burbank -Magdalena <3

Love these pictures, you are gorgeous! and That dress is fantastic :) Thanks for being a belly dance inspiration.

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— 1 year ago with 57 notes
dancehistory:

Mikhail Baryshnikov in Andrea Mohin’s Years Later

dancehistory:

Mikhail Baryshnikov in Andrea Mohin’s Years Later

— 1 year ago with 175 notes
cutefatgirls:

This one is actually a painting by an Etsy artist.
I saw a belly dance performance a few nights ago, so I’ll probably be posting more dancers :)

cutefatgirls:

This one is actually a painting by an Etsy artist.

I saw a belly dance performance a few nights ago, so I’ll probably be posting more dancers :)

(via ilove-bellydance)

— 1 year ago with 41 notes

playfuloakdance:

Tamar Bar-Gil dancing to Ba’ed Annak.

I love her soft feminine movements she is one of my favorite modern belly dancers! She always look like she is enjoying herself, the music and is never in a rush.

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— 1 year ago with 29 notes