Evolution of belly dance then and now

Isis wings and luminous tops

Belly dancing is a dance, using very many accessories, which has undergone numerous evolutions.
Discover with BellydanceDiscount.com how belly dancing has evolved.

Accessories that evolve with belly dancing

At the origin of belly dancing, dancers did not use any accessories at all. They considered their body as their sole "accessory" and accentuated it with their belly dancing costume, jewels and tattoos.
But a first mixing with Egyptian culture led to the arrival of objects traditionally used in Egypt, such as the candelabra or candlestick very present in marriage ceremonies.

The arrival of the Sharqui style introduced the use of the veil in belly dancing. Thus, belly dancing cabarets made use of this accessory to accentuate their shows.

The fans for belly dancing appeared much later. Firstly used in traditional Chinese dancing at the beginning of the last century, they’ve been used in the 2000s in belly dancing under the influence of tribal belly dancing.

Many accessories have since appeared with the modernisation and development of belly dancing in recent years. This is the case of the impressive Isis wings but also Poi veils.

Belly dancing today: High-tech accessories

Today, with the arrival of new technologies, belly dancing is experiencing a real revolution.

We now know about the "luminous Poi". It is an electronic ball that the dancer is able to handle like a Poi veil and whose luminous colours are variable and interchangeable for absolutely innovative shows in the dark.

Most recently, belly dancing has also been influenced by science with the development of costumes and accessories fully made out of optic fibres (therefore visible in the dark) and decorated with LED, totally programmable and possible to synchronise via remote control. These luminous items may have several colours or several variations of luminosities. At BellydanceDiscount.com, luminous tops and luminous Isis wings are available for sale.

In conclusion, belly dancing has moved from a dance without any accessory to a fully evolved and fully developed dance, which is really and truly evolving with its time whilst preserving its authenticity.