Dance Research

Read the dance heritage research from the PhD of Dr Valeria Lo Iacono by choosing from the posts below and from the additional pages.

Presentation of the Dance Research Data (4.6.4)

Presentation of the Dance Research Data (4.6.4)

From Data to Writing Model As I started writing the results, I was presented with various possibilities. As stated by Sandelowski (1998, p. 376), ‘qualitative researchers must choose which story, of the many stories available to them in a data set’. In the choice of...

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Texts and Interviews Analysis – Dance Heritage (4.6.2)

Texts and Interviews Analysis – Dance Heritage (4.6.2)

Transcriptions For the textual sources (books, blogs, comments to online videos, web pages) there was no need to transcribe the content. In order that the interviews though were also in the same textual format as the above sources, the interviews needed transcription....

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Research Ethics for a PhD on Dance Heritage (4.5)

Research Ethics for a PhD on Dance Heritage (4.5)

Ethics Committee The ethics for the research was submitted to and passed by the Cardiff School of Sport Ethics Committee (an interdisciplinary board), and the potential for risks in this study was considered minimal. These were identified particularly with respect to...

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Semi-Structured Interviews (4.4.3)

Semi-Structured Interviews (4.4.3)

Rationale for Using Interview in the Dance Heritage Research The ethnochoreological approach for this research required that I gathered three different pieces of information about raqs sharqi: its form, the culture and the experience. The first two pieces of...

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Using Media and Documents for Dance Research (4.4.2)

Using Media and Documents for Dance Research (4.4.2)

Rationale for Using Documents & Media In addition to online videos, I used other online and offline sources to gather data. These included books and DVDs, specialized websites and blogs, social media (especially Facebook) and open forums. These sources provided...

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Using Online Dance Videos for Heritage Research (4.4.1)

Using Online Dance Videos for Heritage Research (4.4.1)

Rationale for Using Video Analysis I chose to analyze dance videos, in the quest to identify the key movements of Egyptian raqs sharqi, that remains roughly constant, in spite of stylistic and performance context changes. This search touches on the issue of...

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Dance/Heritage Research Questions and Summary (3.8)

Dance/Heritage Research Questions and Summary (3.8)

The aim of this thesis, which has guided this research from the beginning, is: To identify the cultural heritage characteristics of Egyptian raqs sharqi and evaluate if it can be considered heritage and how it locates itself within the field of ICH. The sensitizing...

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Moving to a Model of Living Cultural Heritage (3.7)

Moving to a Model of Living Cultural Heritage (3.7)

Living Cultural Heritage The critique of the tangible/intangible divide, the sensitizing concepts evinced from the dance and heritage literature, the questions emerging from them and the post-dualist sociological and philosophical theories analyzed in this chapter,...

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Identity and Cultural Heritage (2.7)

Identity and Cultural Heritage (2.7)

Heritage Identity and Continuity The theme of identity is recurrent in cultural heritage discourse. It is mentioned in the 2003 UNESCO definition, which states that ICH provides people with ‘a sense of identity and continuity’ (UNESCO, 2003, p. 2). A sense of identity...

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