Iana Dance Podcast
Wow! This is such a breathtaking in-depth conversation that I believe it should be included in all belly dance curricula to listen to! Sadie shares her view on a holistic balanced lifestyle, and what role belly dance plays as a spiritual practice. She also talks about how to stay true to yourself and your dance, even when it becomes your profession, as well as fascinating qualities of this dance form that helps to heal and reconnect to your feminine energy.
We also had an mind-blowing discussion about whether belly dance is actually related to any ancient sacred dances, and Sadie shared amazing insights into her own research in this topic, giving references to her mentors and literature resources. Honestly, it’s one of those treasure conversations that I wish we could continue for hours and hours. An absolute must-listen!
Show Notes to this episode:
Previous interview with Sadie: Ep 14. Sadie Marquardt: Before & After Social Media Hit
When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone
Ancient Egyptian Dances by Irena Lexova
The Belly Dance Reader (1 & 2) by Gilded Serpent
Travel notes by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
This interview is available to read in Mandarin Chinese at Layali Blog. Thanks to our listener Nemo who kindly volunteered her time and skills for this translation!