Dancer as a Cultural Performer
Szerzők: Felföldi László, Dunin Elsie Ivancich, Wharton Anne von Bibra
Akadémiai Kiadó, 2005
Re-appraising our past, moving into the future: research on dance and society: it was the main idea of the22nd symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, held in 2002 in Szeged, Hungary. Participants of the meeting, namely authors of the papers in this volume presented several new topics and ideas which provides guidelines or further encouragement for the researchers of the field - „dance and society". Several presentations related to how we collect information, raising issues related to memory, intellectual versus kinesthetic modes of data collection, and the use of technology and the internet. A number of papers touched on the impact the research has on the subject/people researched, and vice versa. Issues relating to comparison were discussed, touching on the importance of a significant data pool and questions of extensive/exhaustive data versus data that comprises a selected sampling. Improvisation was a theme touched on by several presenters. There are differing views of what this term means, and that it is not always clearly defined when used. Is it helpful to distinguish between improvisation and spontaneous choreography?