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Les danses traditionnelles de Chypre : une étude ethnographique et socioculturelle des danses traditionnelles chypriotes - analyse et interprétation de l'élément théâtral, des traditions, des moeurs et coutumes

Abstract : This study is the first complete research of the Cypriote traditional dances. It collects, describes, analyzes and interprets the traditional dances of this country and proposes choreographies for some of them. To conduct this research, it was necessary to examine all the literature on the subject, conduct interviews with knowledgeable individuals and elderly persons who had personal experience to share. It has also been studied in the archives of the centre of scientific research of Cyprus, information on the tradition since the late 19th century to today, and hundreds CDs of the centre have been listened. Also they have been analyzed and studied various video archives of the National Cypriot television (R.I.K.). Finally, it was necessary to examine, analyze and study all the related elements to the subject. Initially we conduct a brief diachronic study of the history of Cyprus. Then, we study and analyze the reasons why Cypriots dance, the relations between men and women in the society of the island on the 19th century, morals and customs and their influence on the dances. It presents all the Cypriot traditional dances for men, women and mixed (combination), their background, origin, subject and their history. Their symbolism, interpretation and a detailed analysis of their steps. In some cases, a proposed choreography is included so that the reader can understand better how to use the different steps and how to perform the dance. The choreographies serve for the investigation, the research and also for the preservation of the authenticity of the Cypriot dances. The interest of this study is to present all the Cypriot traditional dances with their steps, their variants, their symbolism and the morals and customs associated with them. Our research and analysis is limited to the traditional dances of Cyprus. We will not provide any comparative study with the dances of Greece or other countries of the surrounding geographical area. This research will serve as a comprehensive and comparative case study in the near future.
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Constantina Hadjieftychiou. Les danses traditionnelles de Chypre : une étude ethnographique et socioculturelle des danses traditionnelles chypriotes - analyse et interprétation de l'élément théâtral, des traditions, des moeurs et coutumes. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Université de Lorraine, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012LORR0096⟩. ⟨tel-01749203⟩

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