The ‘Cultural Development of Folk Dance Festivals and the Sustainability of Tradition’ is a collection of case studies written by authors who have undertaken long term research on folk dance festivals, in many different locations, as part of their overall research as dance ethnologists, ethnochoreologists or anthropologists. All the authors in this book are concerned with the sustainability of the dance genres they research and have identified folk dance festivals as an important space for the performance, transmission, transition and transformation of folk dances. The chapters included follow the historical development of folk dance festivals as well as investigating reasons for the major changes the authors have observed in folk festivals and folk dance activities over an extended period of time.
Özbilgin, Mehmet Öcal and Mellish, Liz (editors) (2018). The Cultural development of folk dance festivals and the sustainability of tradition. İzmir, Turkey: Ege University Press. ISBN: 978-605-338-238-6.