Tourism and Traditional Dance

Traditional dance often plays a very valuable role in tourism in many islands, cities, countries and locations. As we seek unique experiences as we travel, the opportunity to see a traditional form of dance in the place we are visiting (whether truly authentic or not) provides a real opportunity to generate tourism income as a location, by providing a positive and enjoyable user experience. In this section you can find a range of articles on the use of dance heritage and tourism. If you are a tourism board who would like to highlight your dance heritage you can contact me.

 

What is Moroccan Shikhat – Dance Heritage

What is Moroccan Shikhat – Dance Heritage

Following a series of workshops in Morocco with the UK based Moroccan dancer Nawarra, I have become aware of a genre of Moroccan dance, the performers of which are called shikhat (singular shikha) and learning about shikhat has inspired me to write this post! Nawarra,...

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Travelling for Dance Training and Discovery

Travelling for Dance Training and Discovery

Dancers in Egypt. Belly Dancing in Northern Africa As a belly dancer, I like traveling to the countries of origin of the Middle Eastern and Northern African dances that gave birth to what many people today know as belly dance. I like doing this in order to rediscover...

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