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Dance Heritage & Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Research
What issues and problems can occur during dance research such as when interviewing participants and practioners?
A look at the limitations in my study on Raqs sharqi and belly dance in this dance research project at Ph.D. level.
Dance heritage study objectives, questions, and transculturality. What is authentic Egyptian Raqs sharqi and tangible and intangible dance?
Morris dance heritage folkloric tradition of England. History, styles, festivals and foreign visitor appreciating morris dance performance.
Latest book review as I read and review Becoming a Belly Dancer by Sara Shrapnell.
Vaudeville, Danse du Ventre (Dance of the Stomach) to Chicago The time in which bellydance started to become popular and to be taught in the USA, in the 1960s, is crucial for the transmission of Raqs sharqi on a global scale. Although Raqs sharqi in the USA was and...
Articles on Dance Heritage
Dance Movements Analysis Table 39 below summarizes the movements noticed in this time-frame. The only new kineme I have noticed is the heel stomps, lifting and lowering both heels at the same time once, to stress an accent in the music. Most of the innovations instead...
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...
Non-Egyptian Influences As mentioned by Dina at the end of the previous section, the musicians, the feeling and the heart of raqs sharqi are still in Egypt. This is why many raqs sharqi practitioners (those who want to discover the roots of this dance) from around the...
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