Long-standing Associated Partners
1. Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Folk Dance Department
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) integrates research and development activities in Hungary. The Institute for Musicology of HAS conducts research in several areas of ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology. It maintains and develops essential collections in the field (Folk Music and Folk Dance Archives, Bartók Archives, Dohnanyi Archive, Museum of Music History). It participates in MA and PhD education in ethnomusicology (with Liszt Ferenc Music Academy) and dance anthropology (with Szeged University).
Folk Dance Archives is relevant to the proposed Choreomundus project, with its large footage of film and photos, as well as dance and dance music notation, and verbal documents. The vast number of annual visitors (researchers and students) shows this. It conducts a range of publishing activities, and hosts the editorial board of the HAS periodical. György Martin's posthumous work published in 2004 was awarded a prize by Palermo University in the field of European Ethnology and Folklore.
The Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is an associate member of the project providing assistance to students and teachers of the proposed Choreomundus project during the entire course of study, but especially in the third semester in Szeged. Students will have the possibility to visit and get insight into the archival system, the way of long-term preservation, conservation, and special storing of endangered dance documents in the collection located and preserved by the Institute.
Library and catalogues of the Institute are manually and electronically accessible to visitors. The Institute constantly develops their online databases, which provide selections from its collections for online visitors. Archival material and facilities at the Institute are at the students' disposal while writing their Master's dissertation, and for the Choreomundus module 'From field to archive'.
2. The Norwegian Centre for Traditional Music and Dance
Rådet for folkemusikk og folkedans (acronym Rff), (The Norwegian Council for Traditional Music and Dance) is an independent institution organised as a foundation and includes as its main part the Norwegian Centre for Traditional Music and Dance (acronym Rff-sentret)
The Norwegian Council for Traditional Music and Dance (Rff) is hosted by NTNU and Rff in turn hosts the NTNU Dance Studies programme. The two institutions cooperate tightly, sharing equipment, facilities and staff members.
Rff has the largest collection of traditional dance and music in the Nordic countries. It conducts field work and applied research, and runs 3 large permanent dance projects Bygda dansar (Countryside Dances), each with 1.5 full time expert staff. They are typical examples for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the Rff is an accredited NGO to the UNESCO convention.
The institution has additionally researchers in traditional music and dance, expertise for fieldwork, recording and archival and computer technology. Rff serves as a node for all kinds of work with traditional music and dance in Norway, and to some degree in the Nordic countries, interacting regularly with a range of institutions and organisations.
The institution offer students access to large, specialised library with some 7.000 books, 100 series of periodicals, some 1000 published videos, CDs and DVDs. The library has its own catalogues and contains mainly material of relevance for dance and for traditional music. and is kept well up to date.
Rff also offers access to large, well organised, partly digitised archives from the institutions own fieldwork, some 1550 hours of audiovisual documentation and some 2023 hours of sound recordings. It can offer students internships/placements with tasks such as fieldwork, technical and archival work, dance teaching and various kinds of project activities.
Rff can also help students find internships at other archives, dance organisations or festivals through its broad national and international networks. The students can additionally get direct experience with and training in a broad range of practical tasks necessary for their future professions.
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