World Dance Heritage

Research, training, tourism, interviews and more on Dance Heritage.
Read the research on Dance as a Form of Living Cultural Heritage

Welcome to World Dance Heritage, with research, culture, lessons, teaching, and customs of dance. This site is about promoting and celebrating all dance forms and its protection and promotion from all over the world. The heritage section covers research on all aspects of  dance heritage and the cultural dimensions of dance, including on the issues, debates, and questions about dance genres as forms of cultural heritage of humanity Including the transmission of dance and the  Authenticity of dance)For tourist boards, dance can also be an important way of providing a memorable and positive visitor experience and we work with Tourism Boards to promote dance heritage and traditions. We also providing teaching and training online in dance, heritage, tourism via online teaching to students around the world. 

Dance Heritage & Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)  Research

Dance Research Contribution (7.5)

Dance Research Contribution (7.5)

Advancement in Dance/Heritage Research In addition to providing some directions for future research and giving recommendations, there are some contributions that I hope my study has made to the advancement in the fields of heritage and dance studies. Indeed, the area...

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Tourism Boards and Using Traditional Dance for Place-making

What is Moroccan Shikhat – Dance Heritage

What is Moroccan Shikhat – Dance Heritage

Following a series of workshops in Morocco with the UK based Moroccan dancer Nawarra, I have become aware of a genre of Moroccan dance, the performers of which are called shikhat (singular shikha) and learning about shikhat has inspired me to write this post! Nawarra,...

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Articles on Dance Heritage

Dance Performance from an Audience Members Perspective

Dance Performance from an Audience Members Perspective

In this post I am going to write from the point of view of an audience member, rather than as a dancer. Many of you already know that different dance genres portray different feelings and may also feel different to dance to. I am going to discuss some dance...

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Dr Valeria Lo Iacono (Symonds)

Dr Valeria Lo Iacono (Symonds)

Owner

Hi. I am the owner of World Dance heritage and I completed a Ph.D. in dance as a form of in cultural tangible heritage. I also have worked as a lecturer of sociology, and physical movement, in the University of Bath (England), and Cardiff Metropolitan University (Wales). Valeria also provides online teaching in dance studies, and heritage studies. Learn more about Dr Valeria Lo Iacono