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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)
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...
Transculturality and Heritage Discussion and Findings (6.4)
Dance and Transculturality From the dance analysis, it has emerged that Raqs sharqi has been a hybrid genre since its inception. Raqs sharqi is a living example of a type of heritage generated by a ‘transcultural network’ (Welsch, 1999) and the dancers are...
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...
Bharatanatyam – Classical Indian Dance Forms
Bharathanatyam also known as Bharata Natyam which is an Indian classical dance form. History, angasuddha, nritta and carnatic.
Beyond Binarism: Exploring a Model of Living Cultural Heritage for Dance
- 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...
What is Moroccan Shikhat – Dance Heritage
Shikhat is a dance genre from Morocco, an intangible cultural heritage. Read about Shikhat tradition, costumes & movement.
Articles on Dance Heritage
Randa Kamel Laban Dance Analysis – The Powerful Dance (5.7.3)
Introduction to Randa Kamel Randa Kamel is extremely famous among practitioners worldwide because she travels a lot for teaching and also because her very energetic style is very appealing to foreigners. She is one of the first Egyptian dancers who is more famous...
Dina Laban Dance Anaylsis – The Daring and Modern Belly Dancer (5.7.2)
(Raqs sharqi stars from the 1990s and 2000s) Profile and Background of Dina Dina (دينا) has been considered the last big Egyptian star of Raqs sharqi and indeed she is the last one who has starred in a considerable number of movies and TV programmes from the early...
Raqia Hassan – Laban Movements Analysis – The Business Woman (5.7.1)
(Raqs sharqi stars from the 1990s and 2000s) Raqia Hassan Background According to online sources (Sharif, no date; El Safy, 1995), Raqia was born in Cairo and started dancing in the Reda troupe as a folkloric dancer at the age of 14. However, Raqia felt that folklore...
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