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Belly Dance Culture and History

Belly Dancer Amara

This page provides links to articles about Middle Eastern dance and culture that were written by Amara over the past few years as well as articles written about Amara.

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Amara holds a PhD in Dance History and Theory from UCR, a BA in Music History and Literature with a certificate in Ethnomusicology from FSU, and worked towards an M.A. and M.F.A. in Dance at UCLA. She has taught accredited courses in dance at UCLA, UCR, and Cal Poly Pomona and workshops at a number of universities and colleges. In addition, Amara has presented papers at CORD and SDHS.

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Articles About Amara
Belly Dancer Amara Amara is featured on Austin Live
Belly Dancer Amara Nadiyah's is proud to present Amara
Belly Dancer Amara Amara's is LARaqs.com Teacher of the Month - October, 2008
Belly Dancer Amara Amara and Ya Helewa! featured in SAMEDA's Papyrus
Amara's Published Articles
Belly Dancer Amara Amara (L. Osweiler). "The Role of Gender in American-Middle Eastern Dance. Part 1" Zaghareet! Jan/Feb 2007: 30-31. Published as "The Role of Gender in American-Middle Eastern Dance" in Zaghareet! 2007
Belly Dancer Amara Amara (L. Osweiler). "Cover Story: Loving Middle Eastern Dance" Jareeda Nov/Dec 2006: 7-8.
Belly Dancer Amara Amara (L. Osweiler). "Designing Experimental MED Costumes" Jareeda Jan/Feb 2006: 50-51.
Belly Dancer Amara Amara (L. Osweiler). "Naming the Dance. Part 1" Zaghareet May/June 2006: 24-25.
Amara (L. Osweiler). "Naming the Dance. Part 2" Zaghareet July/Aug 2006: 26-27.
Amara (L. Osweiler). "Naming the Dance. Part 3" Zaghareet Sept/Oct 2006: 34-35.
Amara's Conference Papers
Belly Dancer Amara Osweiler, L. (2006). "How Experimental Processes Become a Subject within Middle Eastern Dance." Paper presented at Dance Under Construction - University of California Graduate Cultural Dance Studies Conference, Riverside, CA
Belly Dancer Amara Osweiler, L. (2005). "A Theoretical Introduction to Dancing on the Fringe: Connections Forming An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance." Paper presented at Dance Under Construction - University of California Graduate Cultural Dance Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Belly Dancer Amara Osweiler, L. (2003). "A Friendship Based on the Love of Egyptian Dance." Paper presented at Dance Under Construction, University of California Graduate Cultural Dance Studies Conference, Riverside, CA
Belly Dancer Amara Osweiler, L. (2002). "The Role of Men in American-Middle Eastern Dance." Paper presented at Dance Under Construction, University of California Graduate Cultural Dance Studies Conference, Riverside, CA
Belly Dancer Amara Osweiler, L. (2001). "Two Representations of American-Middle Eastern Dance." Paper Presented at the Second International Conference on Middle Eastern Dance. Orange Coast Community College.
Osweiler, L. (2000). "Women in Contemporary American Middle Eastern Dance." Paper presented at the University of California Graduate Cultural Dance Studies Conference, Riverside, CA
Belly Dancer Amara Osweiler, L. (1999). "Contemporary Images of the Middle Eastern Dancer in the United States." Paper presented at Dance Under Construction - University of California Graduate Cultural Dance Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA

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