Ekaterina Andreeva, who dances professionally in Egypt under her dance name Johara, has been arrested for breaking costuming rules with a costume designed by Polina. The Egyptian press reports that officials feel that Johara’s costume breaks rules surrounding decency and are threatening deportation.
This “Semi-Naked” dress came to the attention of authorities after a video of Johara performing in Cairo went viral on YouTube and on sites across the internet. The press reports that this style of costume needs modesty shorts worn with it to be appropriate for public performance in Egypt. Breaking these rules leaves Johara open to sanctions and possible deportation.
Image Source: Polina Dance Costume Design – http://www.polinadcd.com/
Video of Johara on YouTube: