Turkish Style Oriental Dance is energetic, joyous, assertive, passionate, and spontaneous. It is characterized by aggressive hip movements, complex pelvic articulations, exciting zills, powerful drum solos, sensuous taqsim, fun stomach play, extended veil work, and a wide array of mysterious gestures. Learn this fun and exciting style of belly dance with expert dancer and historian, Elizabeth Artemis Mourat! Artemis also gives a brief history of Turkish Style Belly Dance, including contributions of the Turkish Romany people, and describes how it is distinguished from Egyptian Raqs Sharki. This video also includes a fun and exciting improvised Turkish Oriental Style performance by Artemis!