You are invited to attend our
Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2007
Christos from Hydra [Photo: Kree Arvanitas]
– Organised by the Institute of Rebetology, London –
If you wish to attend the conference or require further information, please send your contact details to rebetiko [@] soas.ac.uk
SUMMARY: Zeibekiko dance is a fruitful terrain for analysis of intercultural exchange, dance typology, Greek-Turkish relations, Islamic culture, gender issues, and musical analysis in the area of mode and rhythm.
Nominally a male solo dance, this form of dance has its immediate origins among the Zeybek warriors of Anatolia. It came to Greece - in part with the post-1923 population exchanges Following on the Treaty of Lausanne. Here it has become naturalised into a Greek dance. And now it re-exports to Turkey as Greek dance.
This London-based conference on Zeibekiko and Zeybek Dance will consolidate several years of activity of the Institute of Rebetology and the annual Hydra Rebetiko Conference. It will contribute further to the construction of a documentary archive.
The conference will be held at SOAS over the weekend of 29 June to 1 July 2007.
musicians and dancers have been invited from Greece and Turkey. In addition to
conference and workshop sessions, there will also be a SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT
at SOAS on the night of 30 June.
An initial panel of speakers and performers has been established. These include:
ALI FUAT AYDIN [Izmir]
KALIA BAKLITZANAKI [London]
CHRISTOPHER COPEMAN [London]
ED EMERY [SOAS, London]
MURAT GULAY [London]
CENK GÜRAY [Ankara]
GAIL HOLST-WARHAFT [Cornell - Pre-recorded]
NORMAN HEALY [SOAS,
C. METIN KODALAK [Ankara]
MARIA KOUTSOUBA [Athens]
GIORGOS LIKESAS [Thessaloniki]
MARIA MPARELI [U. of Kent]
OKAN MURAT OZTURK [Samsun]
GEORGE PANTAZIS [London]
NIKOS POLITIS [Athens]
CHRISTOS PROSSYILS [London]
VASILIKI TYROVOLA [University of Athens]
The Conference Programme is available on-line.
For further inquiries contact
Ed Emery [Zeibekiko Conference],
CB2 1RD, UK.
E-mail: rebetiko [@] soas.ac.uk
Last updated: 6.vi.07