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The 33rd Symposium of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology is taking place and hosted by the Department of Turkish Folk Dances at Ege University State Turkish Music Conservatory.

Theme 1: The use of film as empirical material or as a method in dance research.

  • Methodological questions or problems in using films in dance research.
  • Where should the camera be pointed? What does the camera miss?
  • How we adapt our ethnographic methods when doing fieldwork, in media, or on the internet.
    • Aesthetics
    • Ethics
  • How we use film archives in our dance research.
    • Primary and secondary sources
    • Analysis
    • Restitution
  • The ways in which people “in the field” are watching and using various devices to look at dance, learn dance, etc.
    • What do they look for?
    • Who are their audiences?
  • Commercial/ Educational films using dance.
  • Dance films for activism.
  • Dance as an element in fiction films.

Theme 2: The interactions and interrelations between dance and music, dancers and musicians.

  • How is the relationship between dance and music reflected through language?
  • The body as dancing and musical instrument.
  • Relations between dance and music and its analysis (using formal analysis or other methodologies).
  • Methodological questions when combining dance and music.
  • Relations (tensions, complicity, and so on) between dancers and musicians.
  • Motivational relationships between dancers and musicians.
  • Leadership relationships between dancers and musicians.
  • Establishment/use of forms of power and hegemony among dancers and musicians.
  • Dancing to live vs recorded music.
  • The importance of the musician in the dance creation/learning/performance.
  • The importance of music knowledge in dance education.
  • Facilitating the performance of the musician during dance instruction
  • The role of the musician in the dance community.
  • Musicians as creators of the dance environment.
  • The contribution of musicians to the formation of traditional forms of dance.
  • The relationship between musicians and dancers in the economic context of dance.
  • The dancer-musician relationship and professionalism.
  • The dancer-musician relationship in amateur dance contexts.
  • Economic factors that affect the dance environment, such as tips or payment for live music.
  • The contribution of musicians in Dance Studies.
  • Musicians as resource persons in dance fieldwork.
  • Dance knowledge of musicians in the analysis of dance tradition.
  • The contribution of dancers and musicians to movement and music notation.
  • The role of musical knowledge in dance analysis.
  • Gender influences on the relationship between dancers and musicians.
  • Relationships between dancers and musicians of the same/different gender.


In-person presentations may be recorded by the organisers via audiovisual media and photos. If you explicitly would like to avoid this, please let us know via ictm.prg.2024@gmail.com

Desing by Levent USLU - 2024

Ege Üniversitesi