Kash Salem - Scarlet Lotus Dance
I am first and foremost an Egyptian style dancer. My primary dance style is Classical Egyptian/Oriental style, I also dance Egyptian Baladi, Shaabi and Saiidi. Learning these dances has been a wonderful journey and it is almost impossible to do so without also discovering the fascinating realms of Egyptian music, culture and history.
I love fusion with dark, gothic and esoteric aesthetic and musical influences, but I like to keep my roots firmly buried in the Egyptian origins of the dance, and believe that good technique is the foundation of all bellydance styles. I perform with a range of traditional and more modern props, including veil, assaya, sagat and, my favourite prop, sword.
I also perform with fire, in fact I began fire dancing with poi and fans before I started belly dancing. Through all this I have developed my signature fusion style "Dark Cabaret" which is influenced by vintage bellydance, burlesque, jazz and film noir.