Belly Dancer Dream

“When I arrived at The Pharaohs, it was like a dream for me to dance on a Nile boat and with an orchestra. This never happened to me in Argentina,” she says. After the show, the manager suggested that she stay and work for them as a belly dancer. Photo by Virginie Nguyen

“When I arrived at The Pharaohs, it was like a dream for me to dance on a Nile boat and with an orchestra. This never happened to me in Argentina,” she says. After the show, the manager suggested that she stay and work for them as a belly dancer. Photo by Virginie Nguyen

Magdalena Monti was 5 years old when she discovered her passion for dancing. Going from classical courses to tango, she eventually developed an interest in Oriental dances. This led her to Egypt, where she found not only her lover but a place to live out her dream. Magda is from Tucuman, a city in the north of Argentina. She decided to visit Egypt in 2009 to see her boyfriend, Mohamed, whom she met on Facebook. Both of them belong to the world of music and show, which is how they were connected through the social network. Magda started belly dancing when she was 13. She didn’t have to wait long before beginning to perform on stage. Excited to arrive in Egypt and practice her passion on the The Pharaohs Nile cruise boat, she was soon disappointed, as the perception of belly dancers in Egypt was not what she had expected. Although she says she receives angry looks when she performs, Magda keeps on dancing.

See Full Photo Essay

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s