Ethnographic Revue 4/1995

As opposed to the Ethnographic revue 2/95 which was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the International Festival of Folklore, and to the Ethnographic revue 3/95 recollecting the Ethnographic Fair in Prague 1895, the newest fourth copy of the "Ethnographic Revue" magazine issued in 1995 pays attention to "regional" themes which are maybe not so unique compared with the previous ones. But there are building stones for science.

Professor Jiří Vysloužil is dealing with the participation of Alois Hába, musicilogist and composer, in the Study Association called Velká carrying out the sociological ethnographic research in the town of Velká on the Velička river and its surroundings during the thirtieth, and also with results have been reached.

Dr. llona Vojancová is writing about development of customs in the Hlinsko region at her essay. She has paid her attention also to the development of interest in folk manners and customs in this area for last 100 years.

Dr. Martina Pavlicová has written a portrait of Marie Ježková from Dolní Němčí, the contemporary bearer of folk dance. She tried to record also such factors which can help to explain principles of dance development and, at the same time, to uncover slightly the psychology of the dancer and her world.

The photographic supplement is dedicated to the Jubilee 50th Run of the International Festival of Folklore in Strážnice. The photographs have been made by Josef Holek, evaluation of the Festival has been written by senior lecturer Lubomír Tyllner.

The third issue of Národopisná revue 1995, has been dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Národopisná výstava československá (Czechoslovak Ethnographic Exhibition) held in Prague in 1895. Stanislav Brouček in his study takes notice of the appeal by the director of the National Theatre in Prague, F. A. Šubrt, to staging the exhibition and to the reaction of the Czech society on the event. The situation in Moravia in connection with the preparations of the exhibition is dealt with by Miloš Melzer. Martina Pavlicová and Lucie Uhlíková write on the correspondence of those in charge of the preparations for the Moravian Folk Feasts at the Czechoslovak Ethnographic Exhibition (CEE), namely between Lucie Bakešová and Leoš Janáček. Eva Urbachová comes back to the preparations and scenario of the "Wallachian Wedding" at the CEE. One of the descendants of the regional activists contributing to the preparations of the CEE, Jaroslav Sojka recollects the ethnographic activities in those times in Troubsko near Brno.

In the photographic supplement Professor Richard Jeřábek brings documentary photographs from Moravian Wallachia at the time of the Prague exhibition.

The third issue of the periodical has been complemented with information on the jubilee celebrations of the 100. anniversary of the CEE, including festivals, seminars, book reviews and reviews of exhibitions, together with some minor contributions. Some of them focusing on various activities connected with the celebrations of the CEE.

The second copy of the "Ethnographic Revue" magazine issued in 1995 is dedicated to 50th anniversary of the International Festival of Folklore in Strážnice which the Institute of Folk Culture is organizer of. This anniversary has influented also total composition of issued contributions.

Dr. Josef Jančář, Director of the Institute of Folk Culture, is reverting to the origin of the Festival by passage from new book called "Looking back in Strážnice" (Strážnická ohlédnutí). Dr. Svetozár Švehlák in his essay is observing development of folk culture presentation at different exhibitions, festivals and other opportunities and also relations towards the Czech nation. He has managed to put the origin of the Festival into wider historical and cultural circumstaces. Cyril Zálešák is watching development of dramaturgy and programm structure at the Festival. Prof. Dušan Holý is meditating upon accession of authors to creation of folk programs and gives some counsels to beginners.

The photographic supplement of the magazine this time proceeds from archive documentation of the Institute of Folk Culture.

Some other shorter contributions are dedicated to the Festival anniversary. Petr Dorůžka is observing phenomenon of "World music" and Americanization of culture at more generally written article. Vladislav Stanovský, Josef Beneš, Miloš Vršecký and Svetozár Švehlák remember the Festival and are publishing their declarations. Dr. Karel Pavlištík, Chairman of the Program Council of the Festival, closes that part by evaluation of existing conditions and situation of the Festival.

Content of this copy has been amended by reports about other festivals of folklore, about the CIOFF-Conference, by reviews of books and replica of one of them, by report about journey of studies organized by students from Brno. A short contribution is also dedicated to the world "folklore" used by some politicians and journalists without knowing its meaning. At the conclusion, reports about awards of contributors of our magazine are issued.

The first copy of the "Ethnographic Revue" magazine issued in 1995 will include three essays, director's report describing activity of the Institute of Folk Culture in the years 1993 and 1994 and further number of various materials, reports and reviews.

The Director of the Institute of Folk Culture, Mr. Josef Jančář, reports circumstantially on activity of that Institute in the years 1993 and 1994. Professor Jan Trojan with his article has returned to the song as a living formation. Records of melodies and play of Strážnice musicians, how they were put down by Vladimír Úlehla, has helped him Vladimír Stanovský's essay deals with ethnography as with the sciential branch. Dagmar Štěpánková concerns herself with the Czech issue for the work of French social anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss "Mythus and significance".

The photographic supplement of the magazine is this time devoted to photographs of Jan Šilpoch. The related introductory note has been written by Břetislav Rychlík, actor and idolizer of folk inheritance.

Among shorter contributions, you can find report on activity of the Folk Association of the Czech Republic. evaluation of festival of folklore, reports from various conferences, reviews of books and collections, evaluations of exhibitions, report on feast-day in a small village in Moravian Slovakia and list of books and magazines of the international interchange of the Institute's publications in 1994.