393.Icupo me fimbusa / Zambia
Icupo me fimbusa is a dance from Zambia usually performed in the bedroom where there are two partners. The dance is performed for arousing the other partner sexually.
394.Ikariotikos / Greece
Ikariotikos is a traditional dance originating in Ikaria a Greek island in the North Eastern Aegean Sea. Traditional Ikariotikos was slow and the quick "version" of it, is a Ballos. It is first danced with the arms in the basket weave hold then as the dance speeds up, danced by the hand hold on the shoulders. There are three parts to the dance. The most famous song that accompanies the Ikariotikos dance is called "My love of Ikaria”. Throughout the year Ikarians host baptisms, weddings, parties and religious festivals where one can listen and dance to live traditional Ikarian music and dance Ikariotikos.
395.IKOKU / Gabon
IKOKU is a dance style coming from Gabon in Central Africa with erotic and sensual style. In Gabon women's choreography should reflect its femininity and grace and typically her butt. Often the focus is to underline her fertility, whereas for the man the focus is to show power, agility and virility. Almost all of Gabon's ethnic groups have at least one courtesan dance, where a person dances in the center of the circle and, after a walking exhibition invite an opposite sex person to simulate a sex act. These dances can also have a ritual character. The choreography can appear as a provocative dance for a dance warrior, or for joy, or as a profane dance.
396.IL BALLO DEL MATTONE / Italy
IL BALLO DEL MATTONE is an ITALIAN rock’n’roll written and danced by the Italian singer and actress Rita Pavone in 1963.
397.IL BALLO QUA QUA QUA / Italy
IL BALLO QUA QUA QUA is a version of the chicken dance, a fad dance associated with a song composed by accordion player Werner Thomas in the 1950s, which with time became a popular dance throughout the Western world.
398.iLuminate / Global
iLuminate is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate enables performers, choreographers, engineers, technicians, stylists and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customised wireless lighting programs. The results are extraordinary lighting effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves that take viewers on an exhilarating ride.
399.Incwala Ceremony DANCE / Swaziland
Incwala Ceremony DANCE is dance performed during the main ritual of Kingship in Swaziland - the first fruit ceremony. It is a national event that takes place during the summer solstice, a date chosen by royal appointed traditional astrologers in conjunction with the phases of the moon, normally in December or January. The main person in incwala is the King of Swaziland; when there is no king there is no incwala. Incwala takes place for many days. Young men perform various rites, including traveling in groups to selected parts of the country to collect the sacred branches of Lusekwane, a species of acacia shrub. On the fourth day is the culmination of the ceremony. The King appears in his full ceremonial gear and eats the first fruit of the season. The nation participates in the dancing all the time.
400.IMPROVISATION DANCE / USA / Global
IMPROVISATION DANCE is a process of spontaneously creating movement. Such movement development is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamics schema. Improvisation is a free, seemingly unstructured, less technically strict and impulsive form that draws inspiration from everyday dance practices and influences. It is a movement technique that is capable of evoking dramatic and thought-provoking content just as well as more codified western dance techniques such as ballet and non-western movement forms. Dance improvisation is not only about creating new movement but it is also defined as freeing the body from habitual movement patterns. Dancer and singer Michael Jackson combined improvisation in both of those definitions, insisting that he had interest in performing a dance to Billie Jean only if he could do it a new way each time.
401.Indigenous People Traditional Dance / Taiwan
Indigenous People Traditional Dance are dance performances by the indigenous people from Taiwan, aimed at promotion of cultural exchange through lively and powerful dance. The 13 indigenous Taiwanese tribes, such as Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, Bunun, Puyuma, Tsou, Saisiyat, Yami (Tao), Rukai, Thao, Kavalan, Truku, and Sakizaya, perform always dressed in the traditional clothing of each tribe.
402.Indlamu / South Africa
Indlamu is a traditional Zulu dance from South Africa where the dancer lifts one foot over his head and brings it down hard, landing squarely on the downbeat. Typically, two dancers in warrior's pelts perform indlamu routines together, shadowing each other's moves perfectly. Also often referred to as a Zulu war dance and often performed at weddings.
403.Industrial / Global
Industrial is a dance characterised by its electronic beats, symphonic keyboard lines, pile-driver rhythms, angst-ridden or sampled vocals, and cyberpunk imagery. It is a fusion genre of industrial music and electronic dance music. Fans who are associated with this music scene, refer to themselves as rivetheads.
404.Infantile Dance / Global
Infantile Dance is a dance performed by people of such a young age you would not expect them to already be able to dance.
405. INTORE / Rwanda / Burundi
INTORE is the most famous traditional dance coming from Rwanda and Burundi. It is a highly choreographed routine consisting of three components - the ballet, performed by women; the dance of heroes, performed by men, and the drums. Traditionally, music is transmitted orally with styles varying between the social groups. Drums are of great importance, the royal drummers having enjoyed high status within the court of the mwami. Drummers usually play together in groups of seven or nine.
406.Inuit DancING / Greenland
Inuit DancING are traditionally drum dancing performed by Inuit in Greenland. They are based around dancers dancing usually in a “qaggi”, a snow-house built just for community events. Drum dancing is an important element of Greenlandic culture and a part of many celebrations such as birthdays, marriages, an Inuit boy's first hunt, changing of seasons, greetings for visitors or to honour someone who had passed away. Inuit music is based on a drum called a “qilaut”, traditionally made from caribou skin with seal or walrus skin around the handle, and on an Inuit throat singing, called “katajjaq”. In the past Inuit drum dancing was most commonly performed by men but eventually both men and women dance it. The men's dancing skills are evaluated by his endurance in his lengthy performance and the nature of his compositions.
407.Irish dance / Ireland
Irish dance is a group of traditional dance forms originating from Ireland, encompassing dancing both solo and in groups, and dancing for social, competitive, and performance purposes. Irish dance in its current form developed from various influences such as French quadrilles and English country dancing throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The most predominant form of Irish stepdance is that popularised by the Broadway show Riverdance, and other Irish dancing stage shows since the late 20th century. Characterised by a rigid torso and dances performed high on the balls of the feet, this style became distinct from the late 19th century when the Gaelic League began efforts to preserve and promote Irish dance as part of a broader nationalist movement concerned with Irish culture.
408.Irish Set Dance / Ireland
Irish Set Dance (also referred to as "country set dancing") is a dance based on French quadrilles that was adapted by the Irish by integrating their sean-nós steps and Irish music. The distinguishing characteristics of Irish set dancing is that it is danced in square sets of four couples (eight people), and that it consists of several "figures," each of which has a number of parts, frequently repeated throughout the set.
409.Israeli folk dancing / Israel
Israeli folk dancing are dances usually performed to songs in Hebrew, or to other songs which have been popular in Israel, with dances choreographed for specific songs. Israeli dances include circle, partner, line, and individual dances. As almost all dances are intentionally choreographed and the choreographers are known and attributed, the reference to these dances as "folk dances" is sometimes controversial among the general folk dance community.
410.Isukuti / Kenya
Isukuti is a dance popular among the Isukha and Idakho sub-clans, that became the first Kenyan dance to get global recognition. It is danced with much vigour and passion. Unlike the coastal people who shake their waists, or the people from central whose main focus is the feet, or the northerners who love to jump and the easterners who shake their shoulders, the people of western Kenya shake their whole body. Accompanied by the famous Isikuti drums and the karingaringa, a metallic circular instrument that is hit to produce sound, these people love to dance.
411.ITALO DANCE / Italy
ITALO DANCE originates from the early counterpart Italo disco in the 1980s. Except for their name, origin, and categorisation within dance music, Italo dance and Italo disco do not have much to do with each other musically. Italo dance is predominantly nightclub-oriented music and mainly produced in Italy. The genre never really became mainstream enough for the whole Europe, but received much airplay on Italian radio. It was also very popular in Malta. Often it is a very positive and uplifting music, so it is the dance. The lyrics mostly involve issues of love, partying, dancing or expressing feelings.
412.Iteso / Uganda
Iteso is a name for traditional dances by Iteso people who live in eastern Uganda in the districts of Soroti and Kumi.
413.Itik Itik / Philippines
Itik Itik is one of the Philippine folk dances which have an interesting origin. According to stories, a Filipino maiden-dancer of Surigao del Norte was asked to perform a native dance in one special occasion. She started to improvise new steps and imitate the courtship movements of a local species of duck known as “itik.” The spectators began to imitate her and that is how the dance came to be. It is now one of the most popular dances in The Philippines.
414.Izikhothane / South Africa
Izikhothane refers to South African dance battles with individuals or groups competing against each other in front of large crowds to determine who is wealthier. It is performed using material items: money, mobile phones, clothes, alcohol or food. Competitors are predominantly black males 12-25 years old, from low income households. Dance also gained popularity among female youth. A battle is won by the intentional destruction of one's own expensive items to demonstrate the lack of concern for such material possessions due to the ability to afford more of the same. There is no tangible reward for winning, just the recognition from the audience that witnesses it. The practice originated in the early 2000s in the townships and it remained unnoticed until it gained popularity in 2011/2012. Similar trend existed in the 1950s among migrant workers and labourers.