Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
ICH and Circle Dances

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices throughout the Asia-Pacific region in relation to specific themes presented in the issue. This issue takes a look at representations and practices of circle dances. In these examples of intangible cultural heritage from China, India, and the Republic of Korea, you can see the intersections of performing arts and societies as well as their influence on public events in each community.

Expert Remarks

Inventorying ICH under the 2003 UNESCO Convention

Field Report

Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival

Windows to ICH


Circle Dances of the Miao Ethnic Group Thriving in China


Garba, a Circle Dance of India

Republic of Korea

Yeowonmu, Women’s Circle Dance in Korea

Inventory-Making Efforts

Inventory of Indonesian ICH

Safeguarding Pioneers

Pacific Islands Museums Association