I've added a couple of new clips of traditional Moroccan dance to my YouTube channel. I filmed these during my trip to Marrakesh last year. You can read my previous post for a collection of some of the other videos, including Berber dancing and an unexpected surprise during a beauty cooperative tour.
First of all here is the candle tray dance filmed at the beautiful Palais Chahramane restaurant. I loved watching this dancer for her sense of spectacle without skill. Possibly even an insight into what might have been the low class street entertainment of days gone by.
The second video is of fun and athletic Gnawa musicians and dancers. This was part of a brilliant afternoon of entertainment aimed at Moroccan people rather than tourists, in an unlikely location - an outdoor restaurant, behind a service station on the road to Casablanca. I have still have some unpublished video of the different acts that featured, so either watch this space or feel free to leave me a note if you would like to see more.