Interview: Englezii Liz Mellish si Nick Green promovează dansul popular bănăţean prin cercetări academice dar şi jucând brâul pe contratimp

În ultimii 10-12 ani, în spectacolul de închidere a “Festivalului Inimilor” prezentam cursanţii de la Seminarul de coregrafie organizat de Casa de Cultură Timişoara în timpul festivalului. Ajutaţi de dansatorii noştri, cursanţi din Olanda, Japonia, Anglia, Belgia, Franţa şi multe alte ţări, prezentau publicului din Parcul Rozelor câte un dans …read more

Community chain dances in Banat: uniformity or variability, is this about the group or the individual?

This paper considers the ideas of ‘improvisation’ and ‘variability’ in the context of group dances where uniformity and community dominate, in contrast to more common discussion of improvisation considering the ‘individual’ and ‘creativity’. As a case study, this paper considers the chain dances of the Banat region which are notable …read more

Writing ethnography from local to regional and backward (revisiting): Practices commemorating the dead through dancing in Romanian Banat villages

The observation of the custom of dedicating a dance to the dead (joc/ora/hora de pomană) was the focus of the Sub-Study Group on Field Research Theory and Methods fieldwork experience at Easter 2013 in Svinița (Serbian: Svinica), southwest Romania. This paper discusses how the authors’ narrative of this event was …read more