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 in the Journal of the Institute of Ethnography and Folklore ‘Revistă de folclor or ‘Revistă de etnografie și folclor’ in Romanian, plus some additional papers in other Romanian journals, and some in foreign journals (ICTM Yearbook, Der Tanz).

2) 1983-1990 – Papers included in ICTM (International Council of Traditional Music) publications in English, as well as papers published in German, French, Danish and Hungarian. In this period Anca also travelled extensively to give conference and symposium presentations in many countries.

3) 1990-2015 – Articles in Romanian mostly on her long term research on the căluș ritual. Papers included in ICTM (International Council of Traditional Music) publications in English, and papers in other journals.

Anca published two books on her ethnographic research:

  1. Folclor Coregraphic din Tara Vrancei, 1974, (co-author Constantin Eretescu) in Romanian
  2. Romanian Traditional Dance, 1995, (co-author Sunni Bloland) in English

In addition she was co-editor for two proceedings of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnomusicology (1991 and 2012), a special edition on dance of the ICTM Yearbook (1991), and the book Manele in Romania : cultural expression and social meaning in Balkan popular music (2016).

AuthorsYearTitleBook/JournalDetails
Anca Giurchescu1957Jocurile din VranceaRevista de Folclorvol.2, no.4, pages 55-76
Anca Giurchescu1957Din realizării folcloristicii noastreRevista de Folclorvol.2, no.4, pages 129-30
Anca Giurchescu1959Despre cicurile de joc din ArdealRevista de Folclorvol.4, no.1-2, pages 261-278
Anca Giurchescu1959Suită de dansuri bulgăreşti şi suită de dansuri tătăreşti,Dansuri populare ale naționalităților conlocuitoare
Anca Giurchescu1960Câteva problema legate de aspectul cotemporan al jocului popular românescRevista de Folclorvol.5, no.3-4, pages 65-72
Anca Giurchescu1961Dezbateri în legatură cu repertoriul ansamblurilor de cântece şi dansuriRevista de Folclorvol.6, no.1-2, pages 131-134
Anca Giurchescu1962Jocuri fecioreşti din ArdealRevista de Folclorvol.7, no.1-2, pages 181-186
Anca Giurchescu1962Opportunities for folk dancing In the upper Mures valleyInformation Bulletin No. 5 : The folklore festival of the Balkan and Adriatic countries, Rumanian People’s Republic, Bucharest July 27th - August 4th 1962pages 6-9
Anca Giurchescu and Costin Costea1962HaidăulRevista de Folclorvol.7, no.1-2, pages 94-117
Anca Giurchescu and Costin Costea1962Aspecte folclorice noi şi tradiţionale din raionul TopliţaRevista de Folclorvol.7, no.3-4, pages 97-101
Anca Giurchescu1963Din realizările noastre: Discuţii asupra terminologiei în jocul popularRevista de Folclorvol.8, no.1-2, pages 159-174
Anca Giurchescu1963Jocurile ciobăneşti din satul DumbravaRevista de Folclorvol.8, no.3-4, pages 60-73
Anca Giurchescu1964Analiza Structurii Dansuri Popular RominescRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.9, no.2, pages 191-199
Anca Giurchescu1964Două lucrări maghiare privind studiul dansului popularRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.9, no.3, pages 312-314
Anca Giurchescu1964Însemnări pe marginea celui de-ai VII-lea concurs al formaților artistice de amatoriRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.9, no.6, pages 639-642
Anca Giurchescu1964Was erwarten wir von einer zeitgenossischen folkloristichen Choreographie?Der Tanzvol.12, pages 19-21
Anca Giurchescu1965Obervaţii asupra structurii arhitectonice a dansurilor cu formă fixaRevista de Etnografie și Folclorpages 389-398
Anca Giurchescu1965Probleme des rumänischen VolkstanzesDer Tanzvol.1, pages 1-21
Anca Giurchescu1966Filmul ca instrument al cercetării folcloriceRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.11, no.3, pages 251-258
Vera Proca-Ciortea and Anca Giurchescu1966Conferinţele internaţionale de terminologie a dansului popularRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.11, no.1, pages 86-88
Anca Giurchescu1967Purtatele de fete de pe Valea TârnavelorRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.12, no.4, pages 283-298
Anca Giurchescu1968Congresul Uniunii folcloriştilor iugoslaviRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.13, no.1, pages 95-6
Anca Giurchescu1968Aspecte ale fenomenului de improvizaţie în dansul popular românescRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.13, no.3, pages 229-234
Vera Proca-Ciortea and Anca Giurchescu1968Quelques aspects théoriques de l'analyse de la danse populaire [Some Theoretical Aspects of Folk Dance Analysis].Éditions Laroussevol.3, no.10, pages 87-93
Anca Giurchescu1969Dansul în obiceiul calusarilor [Dance in the calusari custom]Festivalul Calusului Slatina 28 - 29 Iunie 1969 : Studii, referate si comunicari [The festival of Calus: Studies, papers, and communications] pages 29-41
Anca Giurchescu1970Cercetarea contextuală a dansurilor populareRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.15, no.1, pages 21-28
Anca Giurchescu1970Colaborarea românească cu "Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film-Göttingen"Revista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.15, no.6, pages 529-31
Anca Giurchescu1971Raportul între modelul folcloric şi produsele spectaculare de dans popularRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.16, no.5, pages 369-374
Anca Giurchescu and Radu Niculescu1971Theses sure la structure de la danse folklorique (research paper).Seminar of audio-visual semiotics
Anca Giurchescu1972Functionaliţatea dansurilor funebre în concepţia popularăFolclor Literar (1969-70)vol.III, pages 121-128
Anca Giurchescu1972Repertoriu de dansuri populareAtlasul Complex Portile de Fierpages 246-247
Anca Giurchescu1972Repertoriu de dansuri populare (Ada Kaleh) (The repertory of folk dances)Atlasul Complex Portile de Fierpages 260-262
Anca Giurchescu1973Unele aspecte ale interferenţei dintre sfera culturii populare şi cea a culturii de masăRevista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.17, no.3, pages 181-90
Anca Giurchescu1973La Danse comme objet sémiotiqueYearbook of the International Folk Music Councilvol.5, pages 175-178
Anca Giurchescu1974The călușBalkan Arts Traditionsvol. Spring 1974, pages 25-10
Anca Giurchescu1974Une contribution a l'etude comparee du folklore choreographique roumain et celui de la Yougoslavie, la danse de «Căluşari»Rad XIV, Kongresa Saveza folklorista Jugoslavije u Prizrenu, 1967pages 389-394
Anca Giurchescu and Constantin Eretescu1974Folclor Coregraphic din Tara Vrancei
G Wolf and Anca Giurchescu1974IWF Calusari Priseaca E2020
Anca Giurchescu1975 (2002)Időszerű kérdések a román néptánc kutatásában" [Topical Issues in the Study of Romanian Folk Dance]Tánctudományi Tanulmányokpages 191-204
Anca Giurchescu1976Obiceiul călușului - permanenta a culturii românesti" (The căluș custom-permanency of the Romanian culture), .Research paper presented at the scientific session of the Institute of Ethnological and Dialectological Research, Bucharest, September, 1976
G Wolf and Anca Giurchescu1976IWF Calusari Priseaca Dance & Death game E1654
G Wolf and Anca Giurchescu1976IWF Calusari Priseaca Setting up Flag and Dance in Courtyard E1653
Anca Giurchescu1977Valorificarea folclorului în cadrul festivalului național "Cântarea României"Revista de Etnografie și Folclorvol.21, no.2, pages 227-31
Anca Giurchescu1979Trăsături specifice ale dansului popular românesc în context europeanAnuarul Institutului de Cercetări Etnologice şi Dialectologicevol.1,
Anca Giurchescu1983The process of improvisation in folk danceDance Studiesvol.7, pages 21-56
Anca Giurchescu1983Entwurf einer Klassifizierung der rumänischen KettentänzeAnalyse und Klassifikazion von Volkstanzenpages 160-190
Anca Giurchescu1983/4Dansen som kulturel udtryksform : Forskningsprojektet: Danse-etnologi, et bidrag til folkedansens teori og forskningsmetode i en nutidig social kontekst Humanioravol.6, pages 191-197
Anca Giurchescu1984European perspectives in structural analysis of danceDance a multicultural perspective. Report of the third study of dance conferencepages 33-48
Anca Giurchescu1984Danse et Transe: Les căluşari (Interpretation d’un rituel valaque)Dialogue Revue d’Ètudes Roumaines et des Traditions Orale Mediterannéennesno.12-13, pages 81-118
Anca Giurchescu1986Power and Charm. Interaction of Adolescent Men and Women in Traditional Settings of TransylvaniaYearbook for Traditional Musicvol.18, pages 37-46
Anca Giurchescu1986Dance text and contextual researchProceedings of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology meeting in Neubrandenburg, DDR, 8-12 May.
Anca Giurchescu1987The national festival ‘Song to Romania’ : manipulation of symbols in the political discourseSymbols of powerpages 163-171
Anca Giurchescu1987The dance discourse. Dance suites and dance cycles of Romania and elsewhere in EuropeDance Studiesvol.11, pages 9-71
Anca Giurchescu1988Dansens dobbelte rolle : om vlacherne et folk med hjemvéLængde S.vol.10, no.42, pages 12-19
Anca Giurchescu1988Continuitate si discontinuitate in traditia culturala a romanilor din sudul Dunarii, stabiliti in Danemarca" (Continuity and discontinuity in the cultural tradition of the Romanians south of the Danube settled in Denmark)Journal of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciencesvol.1, pages 231-241
Anca Giurchescu1989Den rumænske tragedieKristeligt dagblad
Anca Giurchescu1989A question of method: contextual analysis of dancing at the vlachs "hora" in DenmarkThe dance event: a complex cultural phenomenon: The 15th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Copenhagen, 1988pages 34–43
Anca Giurchescu1990Le Căluş: proces de transformation d'un rituel roumainTradition et Histoire dans la Culture Populaire
Anca Giurchescu1990The use of traditional symbols for recasting the present : a case study of tourism in RumaniaDance Studiesvol.14, pages 47-64
Anca Giurchescu1991Methods of Research: Studying a dance event among the Vlachs living in DenmarkProceedings of the Second British-Swedish Conference on Musicology: Ethnmusicology, Cambridge, 5-10 August 1989. pages 341-355
Anca Giurchescu and László Felföldi1991IntroductionStudia Musicologica, Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae: The 16th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Budapest, 1990vol.33, pages 197–202
Anca Giurchescu and Lisbet Torp1991Theory and methods in dance research: A European approach to the holistic study of danceYearbook for Traditional Musicvol.23, pages 1 -10
Anca Giurchescu1992A comparative analysis between the căluș of the Danube: plain and călușerul of Transylvania (Romania)Studia Musicologica, Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae: The 16th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Budapest, 1990vol.34, pages 31–44
Anca Giurchescu1993Ecologia culturii populareDatini : Revistă de Culturăvol.2-5, pages 4-5
Anca Giurchescu1993Folklore in the service of the state ideology, Romania: a case study (research paper). Presented to the Symposium on the Balkans: folklore and national symbols, Institute for European Studies
Anca Giurchescu1993A táncszimbólum, mint a kommunikáció eszköze [The dance symbol as a means of communication] Martin György Emlékezeti Visszaemlékezések és tanulmányok születésének hatvanadik évfordulójárapages 61-68
Anca Giurchescu and Lisbet Torp1993Folk Dance Collections and Folk Dance Research in Denmark and the Færoe IslandsYearbook for Traditional Musicvol.25, pages 126 - 135
Anca Giurchescu1994The dance symbol as a means of communicationActa Ethnographica Hungaricavol.39, no.1-2, pages 95-102
Anca Giurchescu1994The power and the dance symbol and its sociopolitical useDance and its socio-political aspects: dance and costume: The 17th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Nafplion, 1992pages 15–24
Anca Giurchescu1994Valoarea documentuluiDatini : Revistă de Culturăvol.4-5,
Anca Giurchescu1995From myth to reality and back again: symbolic manipulation of a Romanian ritual and its iconographic documents”.Research paper presented at the colloquium on the topic „Myth and reality in dance pictures”, Innsbruck, Austria, June 13-14.
Anca Giurchescu and Sunni Bloland1995Romanian traditional dance : A contextual and structural approach
Anca Giurchescu and Lisbet Torp1995Dance-music relationships: an introductionDance, ritual and music: Proceedings of the 18th Symposium of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Skiemiewice, 1994pages 143–150
Anca Giurchescu1997Unitatea Călușului în spațiul cultural carpato-dunăreanDatini : Revistă de Culturăvol.1-2, pages 20-21
Anca Giurchescu1998Gypsy dance style as a marker of ethnic identityDance, style youth identities: Proceedings of the 19th Symposium of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Třešt', 1996pages 80–87
Anca Giurchescu1999Past and present in field research : a critical history of personal experienceDance in the field : theory, methods and issues in dance ethnographypages 41-54
Anca Giurchescu1999Les danses du monde. Exemples musicauxCahiers d’ethnomusicologie [Online]vol.12, pages 220-224
Anca Giurchescu2000Gypsy Dance Style as Marker of Ethnic IdentityMusic, language, and literature of the Roma and Sinti
Anca Giurchescu2000Interpreting a dancer's discourse on improvisationTraditional Dance and Its Historical Sources. Creative Processes in Dance: Improvisation and Composition: 20th Symposium Proceedings, İstanbul, 1998pages 259–274
Anca Giurchescu2001The power of dance and its social and political usesYearbook for Traditional Musicvol.33, pages 109-121
Anca Giurchescu2001Le danseur et le musicien, une connivence nécessaire Cahiers d’ethnomusicologie [Online]vol.14, pages 79-94
Anca Giurchescu2001Căluș between ritual and national symbol: survival and the strategy of adaptation to contemporary social settingsProceedings: 21st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Korčula, 2000pages 62–69
Anca Giurchescu2001Gypsy dancing in southern RomaniaGlasba In Manjšine - Music and Minorities. Proceedings of the 1st ICTM Study group Music and Minorities, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 25-30, 2000.pages 177-187
Anca Giurchescu2003Dance aesthetics in traditional Romanian communitiesYearbook for Traditional Musicvol.35, pages 163-171
Anca Giurchescu2004Căluş - between ritual and national symbolwww.hgo.se/Căluş
Anca Giurchescu2005Dance aesthetics in traditional Romanian communitiesDance and Society: Dancer as a Cultural Perfomer: 22nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Szeged, 2002pages 216–223
Anca Giurchescu2005Report on the fieldwork experiment in Bulgaria (2001)Dance and Society: Dancer as a a Cultural Perfomer: 22nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Szeged, 2002pages 235–240
Anca Giurchescu2005History of the ICTM study group on ethnochoreologyDance and Society: Dancer as a a Cultural Perfomer: 22nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Szeged, 2002pages 252–266
Anca Giurchescu2007A historical perspective on the analysis of dance structure in the International Folk Music Council (IFMC) / International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)Dance structures : perspectives on the analysis of human movementvol.3, pages 3-18
Anca Giurchescu and Eva Kröschlová2007Theory and method of dance form analysisDance structures: perspectives on the analysis of human movementvol.Studies in ethnology, 3, pages 21-52
Anca Giurchescu2008Căluş: between ritual and national symbol. The cultural market of traditionsMartorvol.13, pages 15-26
Anca Giurchescu2008Symbolic communication: dancing for the living, dancing for the deadInvisible and visible dance: Crossing identity boundaries: Proceedings: 23st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Monghidoro, 2004pages 64–69
Anca Giurchescu2009Este Călușul fără steag „Căluș adevărat”?Căluşul, emblemă identitarăpages 60-85
Anca Giurchescu2009Căluşul în zona de tensiune întrecercetare şi salvgardare în 'Cum sa ajuns de la obiceiul Căluşului la tradiţia Căluşului şi la Capodopera Patrimoniului Cultural Imaterial UNESCO „Ritualul Căluşului”? 'Conferințele de la Șosea (March 2009)
Anca Giurchescu2010Intersectii si confluente. (Amintiri legate de György Martin)Coregrafia și etnocoreologia maghiară din Transilvania în mileniul trei IIpages 11-32
Anca Giurchescu2010Preziti Rituâlu V Soucasinych Spolecenskych Kotextech. Căluş - Mezi Rituâlem A Nârodim Symbolem” [“Survival of a ritual in contemporary social contexts. Căluş - between ritual and national symbol”].Nărodopisn Revuevol.4, pages 244-259.
Anca Giurchescu, Margaret Beissinger, Victor Stoichiţa, Costin Moisil, Florin Iordan, Mirela Radu and Speranţa Rădulescu2010Maneaua: Istorie, alcatuire, rosturi, intelesuri Conferinţele de la Şosea (25 martie 2010)
Anca Giurchescu2011Cetele de căluşari au capacitatea de a se dedubla şi de a performa cu aceeaşi convingere şi credinţă atât în context tradiţional cât şi scenicMozaicul (Revista de Cultura Fondata la Craiova)vol.14, no.Nr. 6, pages 4
Anca Giurchescu and Speranta Radulescu2011Music, Dance, and behaviour in a New Form of Expressive Culture: The Romanian ManeaYearbook for Traditional Music Vol 43pages 1-36
Anca Giurchescu and Speranta Radulescu2011Music and dance of Pan-Balkan (and Mediterrean) fusion : The case of the Romanian maneaProceedings of the Second Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europepages 42-52
Anca Giurchescu2012The field as a ‘culture text’ or ‘textulising’ the field reality (Panel introduction)From field to text and dance and space: Proceedings of the 24th symposium of the ICTM study group on ethnochoreology, Cluj, 2006pages 151–152
Anca Giurchescu2012HidrellezFrom field to text and dance and space: Proceedings of the 24th symposium of the ICTM study group on ethnochoreology, Cluj, 2006pages 157–160
Anca Giurchescu2012A disputed issue: contemporizing (safeguarding) the ritual căluș (Romania)Dance, Gender and Meanings: Contemporizing Traditional Dance: Proceedings of the 26th Symposium of the ICTM Study group on Ethnochoreology, Třešť, 2010pages 105–116
Anca Giurchescu, Mehmet Ocal Ozbiligin, Fahriye Dincar and Jaynie Rabb Aydon2012Panel - Representations of different realities experienced in the fieldwork carried out in the region of Izmir, Turkey - From field to text and dance and space : Proceedings of the 24th symposium of the ICTM study group on ethnochoreology
Anca Giurchescu2014Contextual determination of improvisation: A case study of Vlach chain dances of Northeastern SerbiaAbstract submitted to the fourth symposium of the ICTM study group for music and dance in Southeastern Europe
Anca Giurchescu2014Placing the dance in space: norms of the past and presentDance, Place, Festival: 27th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Limerick, 2012pages 67–73
Anca Giurchescu2014A short history of the ICTM Study Group on EthnochoreologyDance, Place, Festival: 27th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Limerick, 2012pages 297–306
Anca Giurchescu2014Experiencing the Field: Fieldwork Research Theory, Methods and Experience(Re)Searching the Field: Festschrift in Honour of Egil Bakkapages 213-226
Anca Giurchescu2015Field research in Svinica/Svinița, a community bridging both shores of the Danube : Comments across four decadesDance, field research and intercultural perspectives : The Easter customs in the village of Sviniţapages 23-46
Anca Giurchescu2015Crossroads and meetings : Prelude György MartinActa Ethnographica Hungaricavol.60, no.1, pages 105-110
Margaret H. Beissinger, Speranța Rădulescu and Anca Giurchescu2016Manele in Romania : cultural expression and social meaning in Balkan popular musicEuropea
Anca Giurchescu2016Enacting tradition: The ora - Event marker of ethnic and cultural identity of the Vlachs settled in DenmarkVon Hora, Doina und Lautaren: Einblicke in die rumänische Musik und Musikwissenschaftpages 155-165
Anca Giurchescu and Speranța Rădulescu2016Music, dance, performance: A descriptive analysis of maneleManele in Romania : cultural expression and social meaning in Balkan popular musicvol.21, no.Europea, pages 1-44
Anca GiurchescuUnpublished ;1979Dansul în ținutul Pădurenilor
Anca GiurchescuUnpublished <1976Folclor coregrafic din județul Dâmbovița
Anca GiurchescuUnpublished >1979Călușei în Câmpul Pâinii
Anca GiurchescuUnpublished > 1979Hora vlahilor. Rolul tradiției în procesul de adoptare a vlahilor stabiliți în Danemarca