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Yeonpungdae Dance by Female Nongak Troupe of Gurye - Yeonpungdae Dance features three overlapping circles, created by rotating dancers, their twirling sangmo hats and the big circle formed by entire dancers.
27 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed sixteen new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Representative List serves to raise awareness of intangible heritage and provide recognition to communities’ traditions and know-how that reflect their cultural diversity. The List does not attribute or recognize any standard of excellence or exclusivity. The titles of the … ›››
Capoeira circle

Eighteen new elements inscribed on the Representative List

26 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed eighteen new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Representative List serves to raise awareness of intangible heritage and … ›››
Youth performing Isukuti dance at a training session

Three new elements inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List

25 November 2014 – The ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage today inscribed three new elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding:
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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Germany
Ms Christine Merkel Head of the Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO

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Kyrgyzstan
Ms Dinara Chochunbaeva Director, Central Asian Crafts Support Association’s Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan (CACSARC-kg)

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Belgium
Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

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