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ERIC Number: EJ793166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
The Folk Dance as Theatrical Performance and the Training of Dance Teachers
Filippou, Filippos; Serbezis, Vasilis; Harahousou, Yvonne; Kabitsis, Christos; Koleta, Maria; Varsami, Dimitra; Varsami, Helene; Davoras, Demos
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v5 n1 p51-63 2006
The aim of this study is to examine whether the education of dance teachers at the Departments of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (DPESS), and their background of knowledge, meets the requirements of traditional Greek dance performance by dancing groups. The study was based mainly on bibliographical research about the stage performance of folk dancing and the training of dance teachers in Greece and abroad (in former-Yugoslavia and Finland). Also taken into consideration are the curricula of the DPESS of Athens, Thessalonica, Komotini, Serres and Trikala for the academic year 2001-2002. In conclusion, we can say that: (a) the training of the dance teacher, with regard to methodology, the techniques of research and an anthropological approach to dance, is satisfactory; and (b) there are no courses on directing, choreography and costume design, all of them necessary for the theatrical presentation of traditional dances. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece