Podíl Národopisné výstavy českoslovanské 1895 na formování scénického folklorismu.

Title in English The influence of the Czecho-slavic Ethnological Exhibition in 1895 in the scenic folklorism

VÁLKA Miroslav

Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Etnologické rozpravy
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Czech-Slavic Ethnographic Exhibition 1895; scenic folklorism
Description In 2015, we remember the 120th anniversary of the Czech-Slavic Ethnographic Exhibition which was held in Prague between 15th May and 31st October 1895. The Czech-Slavic Ethnographic Exhibition played a significant role in the formation of stage folklorism – a cultural and social phenomenon introduced with its new functions at the Exhibition. These included national defence, collective integration and art. The efforts to show at the Ethnographic Exhibition the "real" life of the folk, especially its customs, habits, feasts, music, dance etc. came to a head at ethnographic festivities the largest from which – The Moravian Days – took place from 15th to 21st August 1895. The performers were active bearers of folklore traditions – these were village groups which – if needed - were set together by local amateur ethnographers – teachers, priests, students and local intelligentsia. Folklore expressions presented at the Exhibition fulfilled the criteria which were defined for so-called folklorism later – a conscious and intentional care of folklore and cultivation of folk culture in modern society whose integral part folklorism became.
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