Dance/Heritage Methodological Strategy and Framework (4.1 and 4.2)

Dance/Heritage Methodological Strategy and Framework (4.1 and 4.2)

Introduction In Chapter 3, I developed a holistic model of living heritage, based on a dialogical paradigm of heritage. In this chapter, I will describe the methodological process and approach for this research, following from the conceptual framework. First, I will...
Dance Heritage Data Collection and Analysis Process Summary (4.3)

Dance Heritage Data Collection and Analysis Process Summary (4.3)

Data Collection Summary Intro Before describing, in detail, the process adopted for each method of data collection and analysis, I have provided a summary below of the procedure I followed. This summary consists of a list of the main steps I took for each method, in...
Data Collection Methods (4.4)

Data Collection Methods (4.4)

Data Collection Stages Data collection was divided into three overlapping phases. Stages 1 and 2 – Video and Textual Sources The first and second phases gathered data from video and textual sources, to generate important information on the commonly held views of...
Using Online Dance Videos for Heritage Research (4.4.1)

Using Online Dance Videos for Heritage Research (4.4.1)

Rationale for Using Video Analysis I chose to analyze dance videos, in the quest to identify the key movements of Egyptian raqs sharqi, that remains roughly constant, in spite of stylistic and performance context changes. This search touches on the issue of...
Using Documents and Media for Dance Research (4.4.2)

Using Documents and Media for Dance Research (4.4.2)

Rationale for Using Documents & Media In addition to online videos, I used other online and offline sources to gather data. These included books and DVDs, specialized websites and blogs, social media (especially Facebook) and open forums. These sources provided...
Semi-Structured Interviews (4.4.3)

Semi-Structured Interviews (4.4.3)

Rationale for Using Interview in the Dance Heritage Research The ethnochoreological approach for this research required that I gathered three different pieces of information about raqs sharqi: its form, the culture and the experience. The first two pieces of...