Belly Dancing With Snakes in Singapore

Neighbours | 3:25 mins

A 20kg Burmese python may not seem like the best dance companion, but Sophie Apsara has been belly dancing with snakes for 8 years, and treats these creatures like her babies. Each performance typically lasts about 5 minutes, but it’s already enough to leave her in sweat. Belly dancing is often sexualised, but she hopes that people will get rid of these misconceptions. Behind the glamour of the stage, she also shares about an incident where she got sexually harassed after a performance, and how she has grown stronger from that.

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