Dance Performance from an Audience Members Perspective

Dance Performance from an Audience Members Perspective

In this post I am going to write from the point of view of an audience member, rather than as a dancer. Many of you already know that different dance genres portray different feelings and may also feel different to dance to. I am going to discuss some dance...
Morris Dance – Traditional English Folk Dance and Heritage

Morris Dance – Traditional English Folk Dance and Heritage

First Experience of Morris Dancing I love traveling, experiencing different cultures and in particular watching local dance performances. Last year I went to see the World Conker Championships (held annually each October) in a quaint countryside location,...
Bharatanatyam – Classical Indian Dance Forms

Bharatanatyam – Classical Indian Dance Forms

Indian Bharatanatyam traditional dance What is Bharatanatyam? Bharathanatyam is a type of classical Indian dance, which is based on very old traditions and it is nowadays performed all over the world mostly by people of Indian heritage, but not only. So, it has become...
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,...
What is the Difference Between Jazz Dance and Contemporary Dance

What is the Difference Between Jazz Dance and Contemporary Dance

– Article written by Dr Valeria Lo Iacono For anyone who has ever practised these two dance genres or has some involvement with them, the answer may be obvious and the question may also sound pointless as contemporary dance and jazz dance are clearly completely...
The Reasons Why I Love Belly Dance

The Reasons Why I Love Belly Dance

Belly dancer in Cairo. Belly Dance as an Art Form There are countless dance forms in the world and they are all beautiful and interesting. However, each dancer has his/her favourite genre depending on taste, training or personal experience. My favourite genre is belly...