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The Study Group on Ethnochoreology is the oldest Study Group in the ICTM. Since the establishment of the IFMC in 1947 in London, dance has been strongly represented by its membership. In 1962, a Folk Dance Commission was established at the IFMC Conference in Zlin, former Czechoslovakia. This group focused on folk dance terminology and in the early 1970s it renamed itself as the Study Group on Ethnochoreology, reflecting its changed remit beyond that of dance terminology to include cultural dimensions and other issues relating to ethnochoreology. Today, the Study Group on Ethnochoreology is the largest Study Group within the ICTM (name change from IFMC to ICTM occured in 1981) with a multidisciplinary membership. Scholars - young and old, critically engage in research and scholarship in their specific fields of dance research and share their insights with the membership at international biennial symposia. Currently, the Study Group has a membership of 171 people from over 45 nations worldwide.
The increased presence of ethnochoreology and dance anthropology programmes at universities in Europe, since the 1990s, is evidence of the growing interest in the field of dance, human movement practices and culture. The Study Group on Ethnochoreology provides an important forum and network for all scholars working and researching in this interdisciplinary field.
The objectives of the Study Group are
The Study Group organises biennial international symposia and publishes proceedings of these symposia (see Symposia and Publications page). A large percentage of the membership attend these symposia The Study Group also meets informally at ICTM World Conferences.
Within the Study Group on Ethnochoreology there are sub-study groups focusing on specific areas of interest and relevance to the membership. These groups play an important role within the Study Group and generally correspond and meet between symposia. Currently there a number of active sub-study groups. They include the following:
Sub-study groups also publish research in the form of books. These have included the following:
Kaeppler, Adrienne; Elsie Ivancich Dunin (Editors, 2007) Dance Structures: Perspectives on the Analysis of Human Movement, Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó.
The Study Group on Ethnochoreology is open to all ICTM members who are involved in the field of research in dance, either as specialists in the field or in related fields.
Membership is obtained by writing to both the Chair (Catherine Foley) and the Secretary (Anne von Bibra Wharton). The Secretary will also require the return of a completed information sheet.
The revised bylaws approved at the business meeting at our symposium in Croatia in July, 2014:
Report on the 28th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology
Korcula, Croatia, 7-18 July 2014.
By Liz Mellish
The Study Group on Ethnochoreology will hold its 29th Symposium at the Retzhof Castle near Graz, Austria from July 9-16, 2016. The local host is the Institute of Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. There will be two themes: (1) Dance and the Senses and (2) Dancing and Dance Cultures in Urban Contexts. Further details about the symposium can be found at the dedicated website, which will be continually updated as additional information becomes available.
The 43rd ICTM World Conference will be held at the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 16th - 22nd July, 2015. It would be wonderful to have our Study Group on Ethnochoreology well represented at it. There are some interesting themes for us which we could consider for either individual papers, panels or roundtables. Proposals for films and workshops are also welcomed. Themes include: The Creators of Music and Dance; Music, Dance, the Body, and Society; and Visual Representation of Music Cultures, among others.
Study Group on Ethnochoreology
Visit the dedicated website for our upcoming symposium in Croatia to find information about the accommodations, transportation, registration, and excursion plans as well as updates on the program, schedule, and post-symposium publication guidelines as the information becomes available:
Deadline for submissions 10 October 2013
In accordance with aims and objectives as a Study Group of the ICTM this biennial symposium is dedicated to two selected themes, which form the focus of presentations and discussions.
The meeting will take place in Budapest, in connection with the celebration dedicated to the 80th anniversary of György Martin’s birth.
Siri Maeland's report for the ICTM Bulletin on the Study Group's 27th Symposium at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick, Ireland, including the Study Group on Ethnochoreology's 50th Anniversary Celebration which took place during the symposium in July, 2012.
The 27th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology will take place between 22nd -29th July, 2012, at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Symposium registration and payments can now be made at the symposium's website http://www.ethnochoreologysymposiumlimerick.ie/
We are pleased to announce the 27th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology and invite proposals to be submitted by Monday, 31st October, 2011.
Please note that according to our aims and objectives as a Study Group of the ICTM this biennial event is not a general conference on dance but a symposium dedicated to two selected themes, which will form the focus of our presentations and discussions.
The themes for the Study Group’s 27th Symposium are:
1. Opening Remarks by the Chair - László Felföldi
1.1. The Chair welcomed all the participants of the meeting and emphasized the importance of the business meeting for the Study Group’s activities.
The approval of the Agenda was moved by Andriy Nahachewsky and approved by the members present.
1.2. Apologies for absence were sent by: Marianne Bröcker, Grażyna Dąbrowska, Judy van Zile.
2. Chair’s Announcements
Local organiser´s information for participants
The local organiser is Daniela Stavělová, firstname.lastname@example.org, supported by Zdeněk Vejvoda, email@example.com - Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences in Prague, Dorota Gremlicova firstname.lastname@example.org – Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Kateřina Černíčková email@example.com – The National Information and Consulting Centre for Culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS
4 August 2009
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 15 October 2009
We are pleased to announce the 26th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology and invite proposals to be submitted by 15 October 2009. Please note that in accordance with our aims and objectives as a Study Group of the ICTM this biennial event is not a general conference on dance but a symposium dedicated to two selected themes, which will form the focus of our presentations and discussions.
The topics for the Study Group’s 26th symposium are:
The 25th symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology was a momentous occasion, the first held outside Europe. Although this meant that a number of regular attendees were not able to participate this time, many new members were introduced to the study group and both new and old members were enriched.
Minutes of the Business Meeting
11-17 AUGUST 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 30 September 2007
We are pleased to announce the 25th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology and invite proposals to be submitted by 30 September 2007. Please note that in accordance with our aims and objectives as a Study Group of the ICTM this bi-annual event is not a general conference on dance but a symposium dedicated to two selected themes which will form the focus of our presentations and discussions.
24th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology
10th – 16th July 2006, Cluj, Romania
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TRADITIONAL MUSIC
STUDY GROUP ON ETHNOCHOREOLOGY
24th SYMPOSIUM, CLUJ, ROMANIA
MINUTES OF THE BUSINESS MEETING
10-16 July 2006
1. Opening of the Business Meeting
1.1 Constitution of the Board
The Chair welcomed all to the meeting and reminded colleagues that voting and the right to make proposals was restricted to members in good standing. (There 68 members in attendance at the Business meeting.)
1.2 Appointment of the Meeting Chair
Anca Giurchescu was appointed Meeting Chair.