World Dance Heritage

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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

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Articles on Dance Heritage

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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Male Belly Dancers (5.7.8)

Male Belly Dancers (5.7.8)

Men Performing Raqs Sharqi I have not found any videos of men performing Egyptian Raqs sharqi to analyze, dating back to before the late 1990s/early 2000s. Back in the early days of Raqs sharqi, even though Badia Masabni stated that, in her troupe, ‘we also had men...

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Books on Dance

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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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