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Beyond Binarism: Exploring a Model of Living Cultural Heritage for Dance

– Post written by Valeria Lo Iacono List of Contents Introduction 1972 and 2003 UNESCO’s Definitions of Cultural Heritage Living Heritage and …

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 …

Using Dance Heritage for the Tourism Experience in Airports

The way in which we experience a new culture and country starts from the moment we arrive in that location and some airports use dance heritage as a way of …

Dance Research Using Online Qualitative Research Methods

I have recently published a paper on the academic peer reviewed journal Sociological Research Online (SRO). The title of the paper, which I have co-written …

Watching Dance Performances of Various Genres

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 …

Autoethnography of a Dance Lover – Part 1

This post is written from a personal experiential point of view, a sort of autoethnography. This is the first of a series of posts highlighting how important …

How to Draw and Paint Dancers. Art and Drawing Dance

Picture courtesy of the Corporate Art Task Force. Introduction Painting dancers can be difficult even for established artists because trying to capture the …

Morris Dance – Traditional English Folk Dance and Heritage

I love travelling, experiencing different cultures and in particular watching local dance performances. Last year I went to see the World Conker …

Ballet Interview with Jillian Vanstone, Canada

Interview with Jillian Vanstone Being a ballerina “The feeling of it is actually very difficult to describe. I think there’s an element of the …

Best Dance Workshop Venues in Cardiff, Wales for Hire

Cardiff, as the capital city of Wales, has a lot to offer for dancers in terms of venues where they can teach and perform or places where they can watch dance …

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