Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Disney BellyDancers: Candle Tray by Blatterbury Disney BellyDancers: Candle Tray by Blatterbury

Balancing things on ones head, carrying water, food, and other goods  has been a traditional part of daily life for women throughout North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and South West Asia. That’s why various folk dances have evolved that showcase a persons skill at balancing or present this part of daily life through dance or entertainment.

I had this imagine in my mind about Tiana carrying plates in Duke’s restaurant and I was all OMG this girl has such a good balancing point! Also candle’s light remember me fireflies going down the bayou, but let’s see the Trya’s origins:

source: middleeasterndance.homestead.c…

It is believed that Raqs as-Seneeya (رقص الصنية) developed out of the Moroccan Tea Ceremony. Tea is a very important staple of life.  It is not just a drink but something you do. It means entertaining guests, talking with friends or family and engaging in long standing tradition. 

In traditional Seneeya the tray has a pot full of hot tea and empty glasses.  once the dance is done the tea is immediately poured and served. It isn’t  just Bellydancing with a tray on the head it is an athletic display of strength and flexibility.

The dance has gained a great deal of popularity and has evolved both inside and outside of Morocco into a performance piece done in a full Bellydance bedlah and in a Raqs Sharqi style and context.  Dancers in these performances generally do not have tea in the pot (sometimes they don't even have a pot) and often put small lighted candles in the cups making it almost like a Moroccan styled Shamadan dance. 

As you can see Tiana's outfit is not a "classic" style, for her I preferred usa an ATS style because I thoughtit would have fit her personality better. 


Links to 
Raqs as-Seneeya's dance:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXuF1nfvK0k
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8vj5SSe_zQ
www.youtube.com/watch?v=im36T4XzUDs
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DnE0C-4Pic
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZAuqUQnlz8

Othe blogs and links:

 

Tumblr portfolio: blatterburys.tumblr.com/

FB Page: www.facebook.com/Blatterbury/

Patreon  www.patreon.com/blatterbury

Add a Comment:
 
:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
Yup, the woman's got good balance! You captured that well. ^^
Reply
:iconladyiron:
Ladyiron Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
As a belly dancer I love all these. Thanks for making them
Reply
:iconshadowbloodline:
shadowbloodline Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing i love the out fit 
Reply
:iconletmeseebeuty:
LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Gorgeous fun
Reply
:icondrmistytang:
DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Beautiful details! Love your color choices. Great sense of movement too.
Reply
:icontizbueno:
tizbueno Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Seeing your illustration makes me want to do cosplay of all princesses!! So beautiful! Heart 
Reply
:icontnasucks:
TNASucks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally. You made Princess Tiana as a Bellydancer. And she is pretty. Heart Heart Heart Heart 
Reply
:iconblatterbury:
Blatterbury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
I'm so so so so so happy you like her!! thank you!
Reply
:icontnasucks:
TNASucks Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Huggle! 
Reply
:icontruilt:
truilt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
very flammable dress
Reply
:iconblatterbury:
Blatterbury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
<3
Reply
:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
wow
Reply
:iconblatterbury:
Blatterbury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
:)
Reply
:iconrklingbeil:
RKlingbeil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not a big fan of Disney per se (I don't dislike it, just my fandoms are elsewhere), but I love this. Marvelous work.
Reply
:iconblatterbury:
Blatterbury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
and that's a great compliment to me, thank you!
Reply
:iconluucalio:
luucalio Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! -claude
Reply
:iconblatterbury:
Blatterbury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
thank you!
Reply
:iconfashiondrawer:
FashionDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
pretty, love that dress
Reply
:iconblatterbury:
Blatterbury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
thank you <3
Reply
:iconclairelyxa:
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! 
So many details! Incredible! 
Reply
:iconblatterbury:
Blatterbury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Artist
thank you so much!
Reply
:iconclairelyxa:
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! 
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 7
Image Size
13.2 MB
Resolution
7554×7452
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
2,314 (4 today)
Favourites
358 (who?)
Comments
22
×