Dance PhD Thesis Structure and Planning (1.3)

Dance PhD Thesis Structure and Planning (1.3)

Literature Review Chapter 2 reviews literature in the fields of heritage and dance, which generates the sensitizing concepts and the questions by which the conceptual framework is informed, as well as highlighting gaps in the knowledge. The chapter starts with a...
Rationale for Investigating Egyptian Raqs Sharqi (1.2)

Rationale for Investigating Egyptian Raqs Sharqi (1.2)

ICH and Its Transcultural and Global Nature The first reason for the need to investigate Egyptian raqs sharqi as a form of ICH is its transcultural and global nature. The majority of practices listed as ICH are traditions that are practised in limited geographical...
Study Framework for Researching Dance Heritage

Study Framework for Researching Dance Heritage

1.1 – Map of Concepts Figure 1 provides a map of the concepts that have initially guided this research [1]. In Table 1, I have provided a brief explanation of four key terms in this thesis: cultural heritage, raqs sharqi, ethnochoreology and transculturality....
Egyptian Raqs Sharqi and Me as a Researcher and Belly Dancer

Egyptian Raqs Sharqi and Me as a Researcher and Belly Dancer

Why Study Egyptian Belly Dance I decided to explore Egyptian raqs sharqi (oriental dance [1] in Arabic), a form of bellydance [2] from the heritage point of view, for various reasons. My academic background is in the preservation of cultural heritage at undergraduate...
Abstract – Safeguarding Dance Heritage in Raqs Sharqi

Abstract – Safeguarding Dance Heritage in Raqs Sharqi

This research is concerned with the 2003 UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage, which allows the inscription of activities such as performing arts, skills and traditions into the UNESCO world cultural heritage lists. The 2003 UNESCO Convention and their...