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Dance Heritage & Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Research
Authenticity and Dance Heritage Findings & Discussion (6.1 and 6.2)
Introduction In the previous chapter, I focused on the history of Raqs sharqi and analyzed six timeframes separately. In this chapter, I will bring these timeframes together focusing instead on the six analytical areas of: authenticity heritage transculturality...
Laban Movements Analysis of Belly Dancers from the 2000s (5.7.9)
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...
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...
Dance Research Contribution (7.5)
Dance research contribution to bridging the gap between dance and cultural heritage studies. Historical reconstruction of belly dance.
Dance Heritage Research Implications and Recommendations (7.4)
Protecting ICH Intangible Cultural Heritage. The issue of transculturality and belly dance and a model for safeguarding intangible heritage.
Problems Arising During the Dance Research (7.3)
What issues and problems can occur during dance research such as when interviewing participants and practioners?
Articles on Dance Heritage
The Era of Raqs Sharqi as Global Transcultural Heritage and the 2000s (5.7)
Moving from the 1990s to the 2000s From the early 1990s, there has been a decline in the number of big Raqs sharqi stars in Egypt and the Middle East, for a variety of reasons, as discussed. Since then, Raqs sharqi has almost disappeared from Egyptian movies; many of...
Sociological Analysis of Raqs Sharqi Stars in Egypt 1980s & 1990s (5.6.4)
Dance Sociological Analysis Looking at Table 31, there do not seem to be many new movements being developed in this timeframe. There are the oldest kinemes, plus the more recent ones that have, by now, become part of the movement vocabulary and various allokines. A...
Laban Dance Style Analysis of Belly Dancer Mona al Said (5.6.3)
About Mona al Said Biographical information about Mona al Said (منى السعيد ) is available from an article written by El Safy (1996) and from Mona’s own website (El Said, no date). She was born in Suez Canal and loved dancing folkloric dances at school. It was not...
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