Quit your job, become a… Tanoura dancer

Hammouda, 31, Spinning this Ramadan at Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Discuss this article

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How are you able to perform without getting dizzy?
By focusing my eyesight on a particular point, and that comes with extensive training.

How do you practise and train?
I select a particular song with a special rhythm that touches my heart and start performing.

What do you love most about being a Tanoura dancer?
First is the fact that I get to showcase my culture in front of other cultures and the next thing I love is the fact that I am able to entertain and engage the audience.

What’s most difficult?
Since while I’m performing I need to focus on a particular point, it gets difficult when I’m performing on a narrow stage or dance floor.

What advice would you give a beginner?
You must understand and like the concept of the Tanoura dance to feel the bond and to be dedicated to this profession.

By Time Out Doha staff
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