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Disney BellyDancers: Candle Tray

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. 


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Raqs as-Seneeya's dance:

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZAuqUQnlz8

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A Blessing

"The way you keep me guessing

I'm nodding and I'm yessing

I'll count it as a blessing

That I'm only

Un poco loco".

Color Palette #015 from fallenzephir's palette challange.

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ABOUT MY DISNEY BELLY DANCERS

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 22, 2016, 10:36 AM
I've a message for all of you who wrote me. You ask me if you are allowed to realize their cosplays. Well...


FEEL FREE TO COSPLAY THEM! 


See cosplayer making costumes of my designs is the best compliment. I also would be happy to see pictures and wip. 

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tatyt1997 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  New Deviant
Hi there, my name is Nathaly. My friend and I are huge fans of your work, so you inspired us to make a cosplay about your Disney belly dancers. We want to give you credit, also is there a way we can communicate besides this platform, maybe an email? We want to send you pictures! Love from Puerto Rico!
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Barricade379 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
The acclaimed Disney director duo, John Musker and Ron Clements, has split. John Musker has officially retired
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Eeemia12 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Artist
I really admire your selection of artworks on Disney princesses as belly dancers. I found moana and pocahontas to some of the most detailed.
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SnarkyTeaSipper Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you have an amazing art style mate!
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GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
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Blatterbury Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student Artist
I LOVE BUNNIES! Thank you!
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CowgirlMickey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi. Sorry if I'm bugging you. For the life of me I can't remember if I asked you this or not but do you do Point commissions?
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Blatterbury Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Artist
hi, don't worry, no problem, I can't remember if you already asked me it but I'm gonna to answer you now that I'm sorry, I don't accept point commissions.
 
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CowgirlMickey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok no biggie
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
Happy Birthday! :D
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