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Undergraduate: Dance, Coreography


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Vesna Bajić Stojiljković (1979) is an ethnomusicologist, ethnochoreologist, choreographer, musician, and teacher of folklore dance and music of Balkan nations. She finished her Master’s study of ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (2006), where she is also finishing her doctoral study. She is a member of the ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music) and their sub-group for ethnochoreology (Study Group on Ethnochoreology) and Study Group on Music and Dance in South-eastern Europe. Since 2011, she has also been a member of international organisation called Kinetography Laban/Labanotation (ICKL) and the ethnomusicologic association Folk Slovenia in Ljubljana.


In Basics of Choreology, we will focus on the development of dance science, mostly on the development of dance writing, and later learn the basic elements of writing down dance according to Laban’s system and choreography records, which students will be able to use in their work. Students will learn about key personalities in the dance science development. They will also learn about the elements of structural-formal dance and choreography analysis, and use this method in different dance/choreography analyses.