The Folk Tradition and Its Transformation in the Context of Social Influences and Contributions by Individuals (Using the Slovácko ‘Verbuňk’ Male Recruitment Dance as an Example)

Authors

PAVLICOVÁ Martina

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Gl?snik Etnogr?fskog institut? SANU
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords tradition; folklore; dance; Verbuňk
Description In 2005, the Czech Republic's nomination of the Slovácko ‘Verbuňk’, a male dance, for entry in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was granted in Paris. The recognition capped years of effort by ethnologists and active dancers who sought preservation of the dance at the turn of the 21st century, and also heightened public awareness of the cultural heritage. In the second half of the 20th century, this male dance practised in the Slovácko region in south-eastern Moravia was known especially in folk ensembles and was performed on stage for the enjoyment of people interested in folk culture. Researchers also encountered the dance in the field at events that included dancing.