He was pleased that he did catch the end of the event, which included a series of displays of different kinds of dancing. As he arrived the Belly Dancing Barbie had just finished her gyrations and the stage was taken up with a troupe called Twisted Tails and Katra, which was described in the programme as a Tribal belly dancing demonstration. And very enjoyable it was too, the highlight being a lady who arrived on the stage with two large scimitars. After waving them about for a bit she balanced them both on her head and did a series of twirls and wiggles. Test Match Quality.
|That old 2 scimitars on the head routine|
FB has known many players during his long years in the lower leagues who have concentrated on the belly, but rather ignored the dance. Indeed so predominant has the belly become, that even strolling a single in the time it would take an enthusiastic junior to run four is a challenge. This effort may not rival Nureyev in terms of fluidity of movement, but it is certainly rhythmic. Indeed the complex rhythmic interplay between the belly and the rest of the body can overcome the watcher and leave them dizzy.
But the honourable tradition of belly dancing has a lot in common with cricket. There are a number of standard movements in most belly dancing. These are all cricketer's moves.
|Belly dancing with a difference|