Man's solo performance in twisting dances in Moravia and Silesia (Zdenka Jelínková). To the most typical Moravian folk dances belong the couple dances in two-four or three-four time, with the characteristic whirling or gyratory movement on the spot. Forming part of these dances is the rhythmic stamping by male dancers, combined with jumping and hand-clapping. These vigorous movements are typical of male dances like "verbunk" (recruits’' dance), "hošije" (a jumping male dance), and "odzemek", a vigorous Slovak (and Moravian-Slovak) stamping and jumping dance. Helena Bočková: Festivals - When, Where and Why. The article deals with the importance of traditional festivals in the life of the society which have had a different form.
Minor articles and reviews:
"Words to be preserved for seed" (From the glossary of parsons celebrating an anniversary in 1991. The honored ethnographers from the ČSFR make short Statements regarding the further development of ethnographic activities in this country.
The annual report on the activities of the Institute of Folk Culture is by Dr. J. Jančář. The experience with the programs presented by foreign ensembles at the Folk Lore Festival of Strážnice is by H. Laudová. An article on the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Open-air Museum (Skansen) in Stockholm is by J. Jančář.
The reviews cover the following publications:
Zd. Jelínková: Lidový tanec na Hané (Folk Dance in the Haná Region). OKS Olomouc, 1991. The publication brings a description of dances from a characteristic region of central Moravia.
Soňa Burlasová: Vojenské a regrútské piesne (Soldiers’ and Recruits' Songs), Veda Bratislava 1991. Monography of a complex group of sings, extending our knowledge on the development of musical forms in Slovakia.
Josef Jančář - Martina Pavlicová: Lidová hudba a tanec na jevišti (Folk dance and Folk Music on the Stage). ÚLK Strážnice, 1990. The publication deals with the history of the folk lore in the performing arts, with special regards to the activity of .the Hradišt'an, a renowned Moravian ensemble of folk songs and dances.
Alena Schauerová deals with the importance of folk lore in school education. The issue contains also Information of folk lore exhibitions held in 1991. Errata 3: The column containing contributions to factural errors committed in the field of ethnography in the past and present has been focused this time on the critical stance taken up by three members of the board of editors of the misshapen No. 3/91 of Národopisná revue (Ethnography Review). The three have expressed their strong reservations about the Overall conception of the issue, the low Standard of some the contributions, photographs, drawings and of the typographical design.