By: Wendy Buonaventura
"Serpent of the Nile features a perceptive discussion of the history of female solo dancing in the Middle East. The sumptuous illustrations communicate the color and sensuality, poetry and passion, sophistication and subtlety of her subject." Dance Magazine
"An articulate book that speaks with many voices of the glory as well as the shadows surrounding the oriental dance of yesteryear and today. Buonaventura's amalgamation of materials - textual and visual - evoke a work by someone whose respect for the subject is both tasteful and thoughtful." Arabesque Magazine
Wendy Buonaventura is a writer, choreographer and performer. Her work has been the subject of a documentary for British tv and she has written and presented for BBC Radio. Her theatre work mixes text with dance to explore cultural myths of female life. Her books combine non-fiction, memoir and fiction, and on several occasions have been selected in the British press as Books of the Year and Paperbacks of the Year. She continues to perform and lecture internationally and is Artistic Director of the annual UK dance festival Sirocco.
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