World Dance Heritage

Research, training, tourism, interviews and more on Dance Heritage.
Read the research on Dance as a Form of Living Cultural Heritage

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

Problems Arising During the Dance Research (7.3)

Problems Arising During the Dance Research (7.3)

Data Gathering As mentioned in the methodology (Chapter 4), I encountered some difficulties during the data gathering phase of my research, which limited the variety of my interview participants (hence, this part is connected to the section above on limitations of the...

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Limitations of the Dance Study (7.2)

Limitations of the Dance Study (7.2)

Raqs Sharqi (Belly Dance) Thesis My thesis has provided a preliminary exploration into what might be involved in the understanding of dance as a form of cultural heritage, to inform its safeguarding. A complex picture has emerged in which a variety of tangible and...

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Dance Heritage Research Questions Conclusions (7.1)

Dance Heritage Research Questions Conclusions (7.1)

Study Purpose The main purpose of my study was 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 objectives, in order to achieve the above aim,...

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Tourism Boards and Using Traditional Dance for Place-making

Travelling for Dance Training and Discovery

Travelling for Dance Training and Discovery

Dancers in Egypt. Belly Dancing in Northern Africa As a belly dancer, I like traveling to the countries of origin of the Middle Eastern and Northern African dances that gave birth to what many people today know as belly dance. I like doing this in order to rediscover...

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Articles on Dance Heritage

Bharatanatyam – Classical Indian Dance Forms

Bharatanatyam – Classical Indian Dance Forms

Indian Bharatanatyam traditional dance What is Bharatanatyam? Bharathanatyam is a type of classical Indian dance, which is based on very old traditions and it is nowadays performed all over the world mostly by people of Indian heritage, but not only. So, it has become...

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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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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