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Dance of the Seven Veils

Reem Kelani investigates the notorious dance, from its supposedly Eastern origins to its 1890s transformation. From October 2007.

Although not mentioned by name in the Bible, Salome and her dance have inspired writers and artists through the centuries.

Reem Kelani explores the history and the cultural impact of the exotic Dance of the Seven Veils - from its supposedly ancient Eastern origins to its notorious transformations in the 1890s onwards, as it began to reflect major changes in culture, society and the role of women.

Producer: Megan Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Mar 2019 01:30


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