This is the website of Liz Mellish and Nick Green, independent academics and researchers, whose work is centred on dance, music, customs and ethnography of Romania, Bulgaria and surrounding areas in southeastern Europe.
Please visit our other website on ethnography at eliznik.org.uk.
Some recent posts …
The Hungarian Institute for Musicology in Budapest has a large collection of research films dating from the 1950s to the 1990s. Unlike most “state folklore research institutes” this institute can be visited in Budapest, the collection index is searchable online, and a sizable collection of films are digitised and some …read more
GT Niculescu-Varone – part 1: collector of dance words GT Niculescu-Varone – part 3: locations It is clear that Niculescu-Varone was primarily interested in strigături (rhythmic shouts) that accompany dancing, although he sometimes adds a paragraph describing the context and action at the dance event. His commentary on the dances …read more
GT Niculescu-Varone – part 1: collector of dance words GT Niculescu-Varone – part 2: table of dances names This map shows all locations where his publications include a reference to a dance name. We can guess the locations that he visited and made detailed research, versus locations that he only …read more