On Estonian Kaerajaan Dances and Typology of Dance Cover Image

Eesti kaerajaanid ja tantsutüpoloogia
On Estonian Kaerajaan Dances and Typology of Dance

Author(s): Péter Pomozi
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum
Keywords: dance types; dance typology; Kaerajaan; motifs

Summary/Abstract: According to a very old theory, the research methods of dialectology and language typology are also applicable in the study of folk dances. Studies into dance typology form a significant part of the work of Hungarian dance historians György Martin and Ernő Pesovár (e.g., Martin-Pesovár 1960, 1964, Martin 1995). Author of this study introduces the basic principles of the structural analysis methods of Martin and Pesovár, and at the same time compares the common parameters of dance structures and linguistic structures. Structural analysis is used to demonstrate this on one of the most popular Estonian contra dances, the Kaerajaan dance.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 33-52
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Estonian