While in some ways he still promotes the gender binary by stating that men and women should dance differently from one another, daring to belly dance in a country where anything that is remotely associated with homosexuality is considered taboo deconstructs gender performativity vis a vis traditional ideas of masculinity. I feel that this is a very progressive step. Western countries have a tendency to perpetuate the idea that fluidity is the preserve of the west but as he clearly displays eastern ideas of masculinity can be just a gender bending when given the opportunity to flourish.
Gender Bending In Egypt: The Male Bellydancer
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