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...
Uses of Dance Heritage (2.8)

Uses of Dance Heritage (2.8)

The Concept of ‘Uses of Heritage’ As discussed in 2.4 (on the transmission of dance), heritage uses elements from the past for the benefit of people in the present. This is connected to Smith’s (2006) idea of ‘uses of heritage’. As Smith argues (2012, p....
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...