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Underbelly : a year in the life of dancer Princess Farhana

Author: Pleasant Gehman; Steve Balderson
Publisher: Wamego, KS : Dikenga Films, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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" ... Through a fortuitous chance meeting at the age of thirty-two, multi-faceted artist, best-selling author and rock and roll icon Pleasant Gehman discovered belly dancing. After years of punk rock rebellion, debauched cross-country indie-band tours, substance abuse and bulimia, this twist of fate literally changed her life. Embarking on a dance career with no training at an age when many professionals consider
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pleasant Gehman; Pleasant Gehman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pleasant Gehman; Steve Balderson
OCLC Number: 226031009
Notes: Title from disc surface.
Includes bonus features.
Cast: Featuring Margaret Cho, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jacks ... [et al].
Target Audience: Unrated.
Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Year in the life of dancer Princess Farhana
Princess Farhana
Responsibility: [a film by Steve Balderson].

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" ... Through a fortuitous chance meeting at the age of thirty-two, multi-faceted artist, best-selling author and rock and roll icon Pleasant Gehman discovered belly dancing. After years of punk rock rebellion, debauched cross-country indie-band tours, substance abuse and bulimia, this twist of fate literally changed her life. Embarking on a dance career with no training at an age when many professionals consider retirement, she reinvented herself as Princess Farhana. She became an internationally acclaimed belly dance star, widely acknowledged as an innovator in the field ... From Hollywood to the Mexican Riviera, the United Kingdom to the prairies of Canada ... this documentary illuminates the world of belly dance as it exists today with views from the stage as well as the private off-stage world of the dancers ... it covers the fundamentals and history of the dance, how it's taught, how it changes and heals lives, and addresses the differences between the purely traditional styles and the myriad genres composing contemporary belly dance ... "--Container.

Includes interviews with stars and performances by Princess Farhana and others.

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