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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

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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Everything Dance

Naima Akef – Laban Analysis & Movements (5.3.3)

Naima Akef – Laban Analysis & Movements (5.3.3)

Introduction to Naima Akef Naima Akef (نعيمة عاكف) was also an innovator in the field of raqs sharqi, because of her training and background and she was very influential for future generations of raqs sharqi practitioners. The famous Egyptian dancer Nagwa Fouad...

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Samia Gamal Belly Dancer Laban Movement Analysis (5.3.2)

Samia Gamal Belly Dancer Laban Movement Analysis (5.3.2)

Samia Gamal Movement Vocabulary Samia Gamal (جمال‎ سامية) is the most famous of the dancers of the Golden Age of Egyptian cinema. The basic movements she used were part of the same movement vocabulary used by the other dancers of her time. However, the feeling and...

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Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema (1930s to 1950s) – 5.3

Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema (1930s to 1950s) – 5.3

The Golden Era Introduced The time span from the 1930s to the late 1950s is the golden era of Egyptian cinema and the time when we find the majority of dance scenes. In this section, I will analyze videos of some of the most famous dancers of the time, to pinpoint the...

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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

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