Music and dance in Southeastern Europe : new scopes of research and action

Edited volume of papers presented at the 4th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe, held between 24 September and 1 October 2014 in Petnica, Serbia, and hosted by the Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade, with the financial support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. The book contains 47 papers
grouped under the three themes of the Symposium: Improvisation in music and dance of Southeastern Europe, Professionalization of music and dance in Southeastern Europe, and inter/postdisciplinarity in ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology. The fourth symposium was dedicated to the work of Danica and Ljubica Jankovic, pioneers of dance research in Serbia. The year 2014 marked multiple anniversaries connected with the lives and work of the Jankovic sisters; 80 years since publishing their first book, 50 years since publishing eight volumes of Folk Dances, 120 years since Ljubica Jankovic’s birth, 40 years since her death, and finally, 40 years since Ljubica, as a dance scholar, was proclaimed a member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art. The guest of honour was Olivera Vasic (1946–2015) whose work continued the work of the Jankovic sisters both in the domain of recording folk dances and the continuity of ethnochoreology in Serbian academia.

Mellish, Liz; Green, Nick; Zakić, Mirjana (editors) (2016). Music and dance in Southeastern Europe : new scopes of research and action, Fourth symposium of the ICTM Study group on music and dance in Southeastern Europe. Belgrade: Faculty of music. ISBN 978–86–88619–71–4.