of academic education and science and consequently had an immediate influence on ethnochoreological research.
After 2000, in all the republics of former Yugoslavia, ethnochoreology generally continued to be linked with state institutions
Apart from a few key works on dance structure, improvisation and Central European traditional dance, the breadth and depth of Martin’s work remains inaccessible to the English reading audience and little known in dance studies. One such unacknowledged area of significant contribution is his important work in applied ethnochoreology through key interventions in Hungarian presentational stage choreography and participatory social dance revival. In both spheres Martin made a significant contribution at key moments in their development. At least two fundamental concepts drawn from his theoretical work informed his activist interventions. First, that folk dancing needs to be conceptualized, and studied, as a process (táncfolyamat). Second, that this process cannot be excised from its complete contextualization in the lives and history of its practitioners if it is to be fully understood. This theori-zation of dance is relevant far beyond the village dance idiom that so absorbed him. It should be more widely known, acknowledged and, indeed, applied specifically within ethnochoreology as well as dance studies in general today. As work in the application of scholarly knowledge outside the walls of academia becomes ever more important in our field, it is worth remembering that this is not an activity without precedent. Martin’s theoretically informed interventions in both participatory and presentational dance practices in Hungary provide an excellent model for such work.
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— Intensive Programme in Ethnochoreology and Dance Anthropology with the title Movement of Past and Present. Organised by Dance Studies, Department for Music at Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Trondheim, 11–22 April 2013. Recorded by Tamás
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them as the fundamental principles for our educational programs. One of the most important organizational issues in Hungarian ethnochoreology today is likewise connected with his name: our essential aim is to contribute, in an international academic
.): Proceeding of the 17 th Symposium of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology: Dance and Its Socio-Cultural Aspects; Dance and Costume . Nafplion, Greece : Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation , 117 – 126 .
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, Zoltán 2012 : Az ugrós táncok osztályozása a magyar táncfolklorisztikában . [The Classification of ugrós Dances in the Hungarian Ethnochoreology.] In: S zalay , Olga (ed.) Tükröződések. Ünnepi tanulmánykötet Domokos Mária népzenekutató
the 24 th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology . Cluj-Napoca 2012 .
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, and socialising.
During the ICTM ethnochoreology fieldwork sub-study group’s visit to the village of Svinița in southern Banat in 2013, Anca Giurchescu was delighted that:
“Almost all young people (…) took part with great enthusiasm and an