Dance, Symbolic Capital; An Option for the Development of Tourism in Iran

Document Type : Research Article


Ph.D. in Tourism Management, Assistant Professor of Technology Development Research Institute (ACECR), Tehran, Iran.


Problem statement: Dance, one of the seven arts that date back to human civilization, is a sequence of purposeful and symbolic human movements that have aesthetic value, and its actors perform and exhibit various manifestations of it in different cultures. This human art has a high capacity for individual development, social and cultural development, and can be turned into a symbolic capital so that it can lead to the development of tourism in the country. Dance, like other areas of human manifestation, can include a range from vulgarity to transcendence.
Research objective:  this research is necessary because it shows that if the high aspects and works of this art are reread and promoted, the numerous benefits of its implementation at the community level can be taken advantage and it can be planned as symbolic capital, and through it flourishment in the field of cultural and creative tourism can be achieved.
Research method: In this article by conducting bibliographical studies and descriptive-analytical research methods, the research question have been answered.
Conclusion: The results of this article by analyzing dance in the individual and social domains show that this long-standing human art increases the richness of body, soul, and community because it causes the perception of the joy of living in the present and the experience of a sense of liberation and piousness and increases vitality, and leads to social rationality and tolerance, and the scientific, policy-making and executive community of the country should pay more attention to this neglected domain and reduce the individual, social and national losses that have befallen us so far.


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