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
- Post written by Dr Valeria Lo Iacono Model for living cultural heritage Introduction I have written this post, in order to summarise and explain in simple words the article ‘Beyond Binarism: Exploring a Model of Living Cultural Heritage for Dance’, which I have...
Dance research contribution to bridging the gap between dance and cultural heritage studies. Historical reconstruction of belly dance.
Protecting ICH Intangible Cultural Heritage. The issue of transculturality and belly dance and a model for safeguarding intangible heritage.
Read the dance research reflexivity and data interpretation methods as a practitioner. Biases and an ethnographic lens in a Ph.D. study.
Who is Tahia Carioca Tahia Carioca’s name (in Arabic: كاريوكا تحية) can be transliterated in many different ways, including Taheyya Kariokka or Tahiya Karioka. In my writing, I will use Tahia Carioca, while in the quotations from other sources I will use whatever...
Morocco aka Aunt Rocky has written a couple of books on belly dance and this is the latest dance book I read and here’s the review.
Articles on Dance Heritage
Authenticity and its implications for Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Case Study of the Dance Genre Egyptian Raqs Sharqi
Research on Egyptian raqs sharqi, with data gathered using interviews and analysis of videos and texts available online. This case study that shows how the tangible and intangible elements of heritage contribute to the authenticity discourse constructed by an international community of Egyptian raqs sharqi practitioners.
Dance genres from the spectator audience perspective. Ballet, contemporary, folkloric, Matthew Bourne, Carlos Acosta, Grupo Corpo.
Bharathanatyam also known as Bharata Natyam which is an Indian classical dance form. History, angasuddha, nritta and carnatic.
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