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
Sociological and Choreological Analysis of Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema and TV (the 1970s and 1980s)
Traditional Kinemes and Dance Movements in the 1970s and 1980s Table 25 shows that the traditional kinemes are still performed, along with those that had been observed for the first time in the previous timeframe, such as the hip jewel. Table 25 - Traditional kinemes...
(Continuing on the section on Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema and TV (1970s and Early 1980s) The Early Career of Nelly Fouad Nelly Fouad (نيللى فؤاد), as Evanoff (2012) reports, was born in Alexandria and she first became famous in Lebanon, before returning to Cairo....
(Continuing the section on Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema and TV (1970s and Early 1980s) Soheir Zaki's Background Soheir Zaki (سهير زكي), Nearing (2012a) and Sullivan (2002) report, was born in Mansoura, in the Nile Delta, and moved to Alexandria with her family when...
The following list of terms for Raqs sharqi movements is not the official codified terminology, as this does not exist for Raqs sharqi or belly dance. It is instead the terminology I have learnt from my teachers over the years and from books and DVDs which I have used...
Camelia Background Camelia teaches at the Nile Group Festival and, according to its website (no date), she started her career as a folkloric dancer in the late 90s and later she started dancing raqs sharqi. She is now performing in 5-star hotels in Cairo and she...
Introduction to Randa Kamel Randa Kamel is extremely famous among practitioners worldwide because she travels a lot for teaching and also because her very energetic style is very appealing to foreigners. She is one of the first Egyptian dancers who is more famous...
Articles on Dance Heritage
Analyzing Egyptian Raqs Sharqi belly dance chronologically and historically. Global transcultural heritage. Intangible and Tangible elements.
Jazz and contemporary dance main differences including the history, gravity, feelings, movements, embodiment, and sociological perspective.
Belly dance and Raqs sharqi and why I love this dance form. Dance music, Improvisation, expression props, styles, and health and body issues.
Books on Dance
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Dr Valeria Lo Iacono (Symonds)
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