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Dance Heritage & Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Research
Arabic Terms Used in Belly Dance Glossary
Afrangi Afrnagi are considered the westernized Egyptian upper class. Alma (plur. awalim) Alma is an educated woman who could sing, write music and poetry, play instruments, and sometimes danced and who performed mainly for women in the harem. Assaya An Assaya is a...
Glossary of Raqs Sharqi Belly Dance Movements
The following list of terms for Raqs sharqi movements is not the official codified terminology, as this does not exist for Raqs sharqi or belly dance. It is instead the terminology I have learnt from my teachers over the years and from books and DVDs which I have used...
Laban Dance Analysis of the Movements of Camelia – (5.7.4)
Camelia Background Camelia teaches at the Nile Group Festival and, according to its website (no date), she started her career as a folkloric dancer in the late 90s and later she started dancing raqs sharqi. She is now performing in 5-star hotels in Cairo and she...
Influences on Heritage that Can Encourage, Help Safeguard or Threaten it (6.7)
Safeguarding heritage and the threats, what can help and encourage the preservation of heritage, habitus, moral, religious, and management.
Transmission of Dance and Heritage (6.6)
The transmission of dance and heritage. How the body, physical locations, societies & the body are transmitted as cultural heritage.
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...
Articles on Dance Heritage
Sociological and Choreological Analysis of Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema and TV (the 1970s and 1980s)
Traditional Kinemes and Dance Movements in the 1970s and 1980s Table 25 shows that the traditional kinemes are still performed, along with those that had been observed for the first time in the previous timeframe, such as the hip jewel. Table 25 - Traditional kinemes...
Nelly Fouad, Raqs Sharqi – Innovation in Movements (5.5.3)
(Continuing on the section on Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema and TV (1970s and Early 1980s) The Early Career of Nelly Fouad Nelly Fouad (نيللى فؤاد), as Evanoff (2012) reports, was born in Alexandria and she first became famous in Lebanon, before returning to Cairo....
Soheir Zaki – The ‘Truly Oriental’ Performer (5.5.2)
(Continuing the section on Raqs Sharqi in Egyptian Cinema and TV (1970s and Early 1980s) Soheir Zaki's Background Soheir Zaki (سهير زكي), Nearing (2012a) and Sullivan (2002) report, was born in Mansoura, in the Nile Delta, and moved to Alexandria with her family when...
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