International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe

The Study Group advocates scholarly research of music and dance in and about the given region. It serves as a forum for continuous cooperation through scholarly meetings, projects, publications and correspondence.

Southeastern Europe is a region with particularly rich music and dance traditions. The region, also known as the Balkan Peninsula, has been and still is going through social, cultural and political transitions, which are reflected in music and dance traditions. The position of this region has been historically a crossroad between eastern and western cultures. The demographic structure of its population provokes an interest to ethnomusicological and ethnochoreological research not only by scholars within the region, but also by scholars from other parts of the world. Especially over the last two decades, intensified transitions in the region are attracting research not only into the preserved traditional music and dance forms, but also research into the changes provoked by the contemporary situations.

The Study Group Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe is open to all ICTM members who are involved in the field of research in traditional music and dance, either as specialists in the field or in related fields which include consideration of materials relevant to traditional music and dance in Southeastern Europe.

The Study Group has organises an international Symposium every two years and publishes the proceedings.

Chairperson: Velika Stojkova Serafimovska (Macedonia)

Email: lika73@yahoo.com

Vice Chairperson: Mehmet Ocal Ozbilgin (Turkey)

Email: ocal.ozbilgin@ege.edu.tr

Dance Liaison: Selena Rakochevic (Serbia)

Email: selena@rakocevic.rs

Music Liaison: Lozanka Peycheva (Bulgaria)

Email: lozanka.peycheva@gmail.com

Secretary: Liz Mellish (UK/Romania)

Email: eliznik@eliznik.org.uk

Preliminary Programme: Fifth symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe

Faculty of Arts, South-West University “Neofit Rilski” 

2 – 8 May, University Center “Bachinovo”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 

 

 

Monday, 2 May

Fourth symposium will be dedicated to the work of Danica and Ljubica Janković

The Fourth symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe, which will be held in Serbia in 2014, will be dedicated to the work of Danica and Ljubica Janković. The Janković sisters were pioneers in dance research in Serbia.  Their analytical-descriptive methodology of choreological investigation was appreciated and highly regarded by the wider community of scholars.

Fourth symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe, 23–30 September 2014, Belgrade, Serbia

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: March 2013

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1 November 2013

We are pleased to announce the Fourth Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe and invite proposals to be submitted by 1 November 2013. Please note that in accordance with our aims and objectives as an ICTM Study Group, this biennial event is not a general conference but a Study Group meeting dedicated to three selected themes which will form the focus of our presentations and discussions.

Place and time

Third Symposium of the ICTM Study Group For Music And Dance In Southeastern Europe April 17-22, 2012 Berovo, Macedonia

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS, May 2011

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 15 November 2011

We are pleased to announce the Third Symposium of the ICTM Study Group for Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe and invite proposals to be submitted by 15 November, 2011. 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 but a Study Group meeting or workshop dedicated to two selected themes which will form the focus of our presentations and discussions.

Minutes of Business Meeting, Izmir, Turkey 10 April 2010

Minutes of Business Meeting of ICTM Study Group on
Music and Dance in south-eastern Europe
Izmir, Turkey, 10 April 2010

The meeting commenced at 11.00

Present
Board members: Velika Stojkova (Chair), Ocal Ozbilgin (Vice Chair), Elsie Dunin (Secretary), Selena Rakocevic (dance liaison), Lozanka Peycheva (music liaison).

Plus members of ICTM Study group who were attending the Izmir Symposium.

Apologies for absence - None

The agenda for the meeting was shown on powerpoint.

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