Males dancing in public is sometimes a taboo subject in around the Middle East, but this story profiles the only professional male bellydancer in Egypt, Tito Seif. Originally produced for and published by Current TV on August 19, 2008.
Naema Akef is the dancer in this scene from the 1949 Egyptian film ‘Sitt al Beit’ (Lady of the House ست البيت). The singer with her is Mahmoud Abdel Aziz. There are three women sitting on a couch watching her, Zeinab Sedki who plays the groom’s mother is on the left and Faten Hamama on the right.
Hosna Solomon, who was a talented dancer in her own right, plays Qeshta the maid. She’s dancing on the stairs and later she’s joined by Mohamed Kamal for more dancing in the kitchen.
Trivia: The expression ‘Sitt al Beit’ (usually said ‘sitti bayt)’ is used to describe a person who's a housewife or a stay-at-home mum.
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