Films and Videos

Ethiopia Dances for Joy

In memory of her brother, the travel writer, Richard Harris, Tamalyn traveled to Ethiopia in search of dance. She found that dance cannot be shown separately from life, customs, traditions, and religious celebrations. Watch it on Datura Online.

Zanzibar Dance, Trance and Devotion

Tamalyn spent 2 years making this film, with help from Zanzibar's state dance company, "Kariako." This film shows traditional dances as shown on stage, and tracing them back to villages throughout the island. It includes celebratory dances, devotional dances and spiritual rituals. Watch on datura online.

40 Days and 1001

This film is a feast of sights, sounds and music, from Tamalyn's travels while writing the book "40 Days and 1001 Nights." She travels to Indonesia, Egypt's Siwa Oasis, Zanzibar, Jordan and The Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. Watch on datura

American Bellydance Icons

American Belly Dance Icons , by Amaya, presents the extraordinary journeys and compelling stories of their aspirations and the challenges they faced as they followed their dreams. Featuring Isis, Amaya, MaShuqa, Fahtiem, Elena Lentini, Karen Barbee, Feiruz Aram, Delilah, Tamalyn Dallal, Angelika, Marta Schill and Suhaila Salimpour. TO ORDER:
$19.95 DVD or USB flashdrive or $11.99/$5.99 VIMEO online streaming

American Bellydancer

American Bellydancer is an 88 minute documentary, by Miles Copeland, ostensibly about the history, extreme proliferation, feminism and misogyny of the ancient art form known today as Bellydancing. But it is also about tension between America and the Middle East, the dreams of young girls, the dialectic between art and politics and one man's attempt to reinvent his well-known turf in a failing music industry.

Bellydance Superstars

Tamalyn Dallal was featured in the first "Bellydance Superstars" DVD and music CD. This was a dance company, produced by Miles Copeland and later choreographed and directed by Jillina. The first CD was a series of solos by a select group of dancers. It became a hit around the world and was one of the important factors in making bellydance a global phenomena.