Princess Banu: one of the most famous (for some infamous) belly dancers from Turkey. Famous in the 70's and the 80's Prenses Banu has performed all over the globe and became the best Turkish interpreter of the Egyptian school of dancing although her costume is far from egyptian. Prenses Banu started her international carreer in 1976 at the Gallipoli in London, an elegant Turkish restaurant with a dinner show. The Gallipoli, a Turkish bath in Queen Victoria's time, was declared a monument which was protected from change became a famous venue for bellydancers.
Turkish belly dancing has existed for more than 500 years and has developed a unique style. An important role in the dancing is the use of uneven rhythms such as karsilama (a 9/8 beat) and devri hindi nowhere else found but in Turkey. Though a 7/8 rhytms as devri hinde has its roots in hindoustan. Turkish dancers tend to be very sexy and their costume leaves nothing to the imagination. Turkish bellydancers start performing at a very young age unlike their egyptian sisters. It also has to be said that some of them rose to fame due to the sexual relation they have with the casino owner.Buy the poster of Prences Banu