Research topics

Dance structure - understanding patterned movement

Ethnography - customs and traditions

Bibliographies - useful publication lists

Romanian traditional dance books

Over the past century more than 200 collections of national and traditional dances have been published in Romania. The table below includes all that I know about, however, there are more books, particularly those with small print runs and those that have been produced more recently. A few are authored …read more

Publications authored by Anca Giurchescu

Anca Giurchescu (1930-2015), etnochoreologist and Romanian dance researcher, published numerous works in many languages during her career covering over six decades. This page lists the majority of her works in the table below. Anca’s academic publications can be roughly divided by years into three groups: 1) 1957-1979 – Articles published …read more

Meter in dance and music

This blog note explains the way I (as a partially competent musician) have rationalised the concept of ‘meter’ from the perspective of dancing (at which I am more competent). The problem to somehow mediate between a dance concept and the established de facto western classical musical understanding of ‘meter’. From …read more