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“Folk Codes” in the Musical Material of Modern Ballets
“Folk Codes” in the Musical Material of Modern Ballets

Author(s): Olena Stalyevna Afonina
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Customs / Folklore, Music, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: folklore codes; musical material; folklore material; modern ballet; libretto;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article is to highlight the folklore codes in the musical material of modern ballets. Methodology is based on the use of benchmarking methods; generalizations for the conceptualization and expansion of the meaning of "folklore codes" in modern ballets. The scientific novelty of the work consists in the actualization of folklore codes in E. Stankovic's ballet music and the content of modern ballets R. Poklitaru, M. Schroeder. Conclusions. Based on the analysis of modern ballets, folklore codes, which are contained in the title and libretto of the works and musical material, are revealed. In the musical material, composers refer to quotations of folk intonations and their transformations, which are more reminiscent of allusions or reminiscences of folklore material. First, the names of the works suggest recipients to the perception of images, which are revealed by folklore codes as information historically established. For authors, the use of folk material becomes the process of identifying additional meanings of known codes. The use of "folklore codes" in the symbolic art of dance includes hidden components of the sign system – movements, costumes, stage design, which helps the viewer to plunge into the world of allusions and fairy tales, revealing the contents of the works.