ERIC Number: ED216979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
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A Sourcebook for the Interpretation of Traditional Dance By Outdoor Museums and Historic Sites.
This publication will help historic sites and museums plan and develop programs of traditional dance interpretation. Outdoor museums and historic sites are increasingly involved with the interpretation of social and emotional life. Because it is a social and emotional event, dance can be a valuable part of this interpretation. There are four steps to program development: (1) identify the interpretive themes and objectives of the site and the ways in which dance interpretation could serve these goals; (2) determine through research that dance did occur at the site and the time period portrayed; (3) establish through research the types and functions of the specific dances; and (4) plan, practice, and incorporate the dance interpretation into the site's program. There are eleven chapters to the publication. Chapter one examines folklife research and its relationship to interpretation at historic sites and outdoor museums. Historical organizations involved in traditional dance interpretation are the focus of chapter two. Chapter three describes traditional dance programs for historic sites and outdoor museums. How to plan a program of traditional dance interpretation is the topic of chapter four. Chapter five presents considerations for researching and presenting a program of traditional dance interpretation. Chapter six discusses types of sources for researching traditional dance. Chapters seven through nine provide examples of the different types of sources, such as contemporary and retrospective written sources, iconographic sources, and material culture sources. Chapter 11 summarizes the preceding chapters. The publication concludes with additional listings of sources and resources for the research of traditional dance. (RM)
Descriptors: Dance, Folk Culture, Historic Sites, Information Sources, Museums, Organizations (Groups), Program Development, Program Implementation, Research Tools, Resource Materials
Western Kentucky University, Folklore, Folklife, and Oral History Archives, Bowling Green, KY 42101.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom
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