Quit your job, become a… Tanoura dancer

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

Quit your job, become a… Tanoura dancer

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.

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