My dance is your dance: access, mobility and representations of dance heritage


ZRC SAZU was established as an independent public research institution in 1981 and has since become the leading research and educational center in Slovenia, mainly in the humanities and social sciences, and one of the most prominent academic institutions in central and southeastern Europe. Almost three hundred researchers work within eighteen interconnected institutes that create a dynamic transdisciplinary research network. The research spans from linguistics to philosophy and archaeology to biology. Their findings are of tremendous importance for a better understanding of cultural, social, and natural phenomena in Slovenia and the world. Apart from publishing their results in academic publications, research groups also engage in data collection, documentation, and presentation to audiences beyond the academic sphere. Over the last four decades, ZRC SAZU has also become one of the driving forces of citizen engagement in science. ZRC SAZU has its own publishing house, bookstore, and several laboratories; it houses the Geographical Museum, and boasts numerous collections. Among its rich publishing activity, five academic journals are listed in Thomson Reuters.


My dance is your dance: access, mobility and representations of dance heritage The project is based on the idea of a transnational representation of heritage dance collections that are both publicly and privately owned. With this, we want to combine the already collected material and address the often unambiguous and exclusive national interpretation of heritage sources. The aim of the project is to show that dance and music are forms of communication where language is not an obstacle, so unlike songs, narratives and dramatic texts, it is significantly less limited to ethnic space and less "interested" in ethnic boundaries. The project will be highlighted in several ways: 1. by selecting folk dance material from border areas that reveal interethnic and transnational intertwining of cultural heritage practices, 2. by digitization and open access to the said material, which will offer opportunities for viewing, reproduction and upgrading materials in a dance-reproducing or choreographic sense in an international context, 3. by disseminating artistically interpreted material in an international space.

Partenaire(s) recherché(s)

Festival organizers; Artist cooperations or organizations, working with various choreographers and dancers; IT companies and organizations (private or public, like universities or research centres)


Anja Serec Hodžar,, +386 41 322 597
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)
Europe Créative
Spectacle vivant - Danse