The Need for a Fluid and Holistic Model of Dance/Heritage Emerges

The Need for a Fluid and Holistic Model of Dance/Heritage Emerges

The Missing Dance/Heritage Model The picture delineated by this literature review on dance/heritage is complex, thus the need for a fluid and holistic model of dance/heritage emerges. The inspiration for my research is the 2003 UNESCO Convention on ICH, so this ICH...
Identity and Cultural Heritage (2.7)

Identity and Cultural Heritage (2.7)

Heritage Identity and Continuity The theme of identity is recurrent in cultural heritage discourse. It is mentioned in the 2003 UNESCO definition, which states that ICH provides people with ‘a sense of identity and continuity’ (UNESCO, 2003, p. 2). A sense of identity...
Authenticity in Intangible Heritage (2.5)

Authenticity in Intangible Heritage (2.5)

The Concept of Authenticity in Heritage Transmission and change are connected with the concept of authenticity, which is difficult to assess for intangible heritage, in particular following a dialogical paradigm of heritage. Moreover, the idea of authenticity clashes...
Transmission of Cultural Heritage (2.4)

Transmission of Cultural Heritage (2.4)

Transmission of Heritage Introduced In the heritage literature, the element of transmission has emerged, particularly regarding ICH, which is ‘transmitted generation to generation’ (UNESCO, 2003, p. 2). As Naguib (2013, p. 5) comments, ‘the notion of safeguarding is...
Egyptian Raqs Sharqi Literature Review (2.3.2)

Egyptian Raqs Sharqi Literature Review (2.3.2)

In the introduction (1.1), I mentioned the fact that much has been written academically on different aspects of bellydance but no studies have been done so far focusing solely on Egyptian raqs sharqi style. In this part of the literature review, I discuss some...
Ethnochoreology Literature, ICTM and UNESCO (2.3.1)

Ethnochoreology Literature, ICTM and UNESCO (2.3.1)

In the previous section, I introduced ethnochoreology and I mentioned that my research has been influenced by this discipline, in particular with regards to its multidisciplinary approach to the study of dance. In this section, I will further explore the literature on...
Dance Study and Research Approach (2.3)

Dance Study and Research Approach (2.3)

In this section, I highlight how dance studies have influenced my research. I start with a brief history of dance studies in relation to culture, in order to show the developments that led to the approach that I will be following. Dance rsearch approach Authenticity,...
Intangible Cultural Heritage  Case Studies (2.2.1)

Intangible Cultural Heritage Case Studies (2.2.1)

In what follows, I will review the literature about ICH and, more specifically, about practices that have received ICH recognition, to assess what happened as a result of the recognition. Benefits of ICH Recognition The main benefit of ICH recognition seems to be that...
History of UNESCO Cultural Heritage Definitions (2.2)

History of UNESCO Cultural Heritage Definitions (2.2)

A Short History on UNESCO As the UNESCO 2003 definition of ICH has been the inspiration for my research, I start with UNESCO’s definitions of cultural heritage (see Footnote 1). As stated on their website (UNESCO), UNESCO was founded in 1945, at the end of the Second...