January 30, 2021

Kolos and Konversation

with Steve Kotansky

2–4pm EST

Online via Zoom

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About the Workshop

Steve will present an afternoon of kolos for all “kolo maniacs” of yore with a focus on “Old Tyme Kolos” as they still survive in Hungary and Vojvodina. We will revisit old favorites such as Veliko Kolo, Kukunješće, Gajdaško, Malo Bunjevačko Kolo, and others. The presention will include film materials.

About Steve

Steve Kotansky danced with the prestigious AMAN Folk Ensemble plus many other groups, before becoming a dance major at the University of California at Los Angeles. He made his first research trip to Hungary and former Yugoslavia in 1970. While living in Germany for a number of years, Steve took advantage of his proximity to Balkan and Eastern European countries to pursue the study and research of their dances. He also lived in Bucovina for a while learning local folklore.

Most recently, Steve has been researching Albanian and Roma dance from the Diaspora and continues his work and research in Balkan and Central European countries. He is particularly interested in dance culture as it has evolved since the “fall of the Wall” in these countries.

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