Dance Heritage, News, Views & Interviews Blog Posts

In this section you will find a wide range of articles and posts on many types of dance and aspects of dance. If you would like to contribute please do contact us.

    Tips on Managing Stage Fright

    Tips on Managing Stage Fright

    by Dr Valeria Lo Iacono When performing in front of an audience, even the most seasoned performers experience stage fright. So, whether you are a beginner or not, do not think that your are alone in experiencing this sensation. The secret is not to deny these...

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    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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    Ballet Interview with Jillian Vanstone, Canada

    Ballet Interview with Jillian Vanstone, Canada

    Interview with Jillian Vanstone Being a Ballerina "The feeling of it is actually very difficult to describe. I think there's an element of the physicality releasing endorphins. That is something. It's being able to express yourself emotionally and maybe discover other...

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    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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    Dance Research Using Online Qualitative Research Methods

    Dance Research Using Online Qualitative Research Methods

    I have recently published a paper on the academic peer-reviewed journal Sociological Research Online (SRO). The title of the paper, which I have co-written with two colleagues (Paul Symonds and Dr David Brown) is “Skype as a Tool for Qualitative Research Interviews”...

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    Dance as a Form of International Cultural Heritage

    Dance as a Form of International Cultural Heritage

    Traditional Korean dance Dance genres, just like other forms of performance arts, oral traditions and human activities, can now be part of the UNESCO Heritage lists under the banner of ‘intangible cultural heritage’. The idea of intangible cultural heritage became...

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    Autoethnography of a Dance Lover – Part 1

    Autoethnography of a Dance Lover – Part 1

    This post is written from a personal experiential point of view, a sort of autoethnography. This is the first of a series of posts highlighting how important dance has been for me, throughout my life, in all its different phases. However, because the experience is...

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    Best Dance Workshop Venues in Cardiff, Wales for Hire

    Best Dance Workshop Venues in Cardiff, Wales for Hire

    Cardiff, as the capital city of Wales, has a lot to offer for dancers in terms of venues where they can teach and perform or places where they can watch dance shows of every genre. The choice is not as vast as London; however, as Cardiff is much more compact and it is...

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