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

Belly Dance Heritage Change and Traditions Discussion (6.5)

Belly Dance Heritage Change and Traditions Discussion (6.5)

Dialogical Paradigm As living heritage is based on a dialogical paradigm, the dialectic between change and traditions is important and so is practitioners’ agency. As Adshead (1988, p. 78) posits, ‘genres and styles place constraints upon . . . the nature and range of...

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Heritage Qualities and Value Findings (6.3)

Heritage Qualities and Value Findings (6.3)

Introducing the Heritage Value in Raqs sharqi Adopting a dialogical paradigm of heritage, according to which heritage is (Bodo, 2012, p. 182) ‘constantly questioned and rediscovered by individuals who breathe new life into it’, this section explicates the heritage...

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Everything Dance

Ballet Interview with Jillian Vanstone, Canada

Ballet Interview with Jillian Vanstone, Canada

Interview with Jillian Vanstone Being a Ballerina "The feeling of it is actually very difficult to describe. I think there's an element of the physicality releasing endorphins. That is something. It's being able to express yourself emotionally and maybe discover other...

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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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Articles on Dance Heritage

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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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