World Dance Heritage

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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

Arabic Terms Used in Belly Dance Glossary

Arabic Terms Used in Belly Dance Glossary

Afrangi Afrnagi are considered the westernised 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...

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Glossary of Raqs Sharqi Belly Dance Movements

Glossary of Raqs Sharqi Belly Dance Movements

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...

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Everything Dance

Dance Heritage Research Questions Conclusions (7.1)

Dance Heritage Research Questions Conclusions (7.1)

Study Purpose The main purpose of my study was to identify the cultural heritage characteristics of Egyptian raqs sharqi and evaluate if it can be considered heritage and how it locates itself within the field of ICH. The objectives, in order to achieve the above aim,...

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Articles on Dance Heritage

Nelly Fouad, Raqs Sharqi – Innovation in Movements (5.5.3)

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....

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Books on Dance

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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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