Overall Content Description: This video is one of 39 field recordings that document dances in Macedonia 1988-1989.
Initiated in 1986 under the sponsorship of the Yugoslav Council for Culture and Education, the research was undertaken to produce illustrated materials about dances and costumes in each of Yugoslavia's six republics. Stanimir Višinski and Elsie Ivancich Dunin (co-researchers) were invited to prepare a publication of dances representing Macedonia. As preparation, Višinski and Dunin video documented the dancing repertoire of 93 out of 111 organized groups during 1988–1989. They contacted dance groups throughout Macedonia with assistance from the office of the Cultural Educational Union (KPZ) of Macedonia, which oversaw all organized performance groups. As well as documenting the practiced performance dances of each group, Višinski and Dunin elicited information and examples of spontaneous dancing of each group's local wedding celebrations.
Note: For coding system explanation (dance group/location), see 1988–1989 Macedonian Video (MV) Documentation Catalog in the Elsie Ivancich Dunin Collection at Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections. Video Content and Timecode:
[MV 4] Ansambl Biseri / Ohrid. Performance dances: Osogovka, Povardarie, Istočna Makedonija; Spontaneous dance: Lesnoto. Music: accordion, clarinet, tapan, violin. Video timecode: 00:00:08–00:27:19. [MV 6] KUD Naumče Mečkaroski / Misleševo. Performance dances: Povardarie, Istočna Makedonija, Izvorno, Ohridsko čamče. Music: accordion, bagpipe, clarinet, darabuka. Video timecode: 00:27:20–00:56:22. [MV 8] KUD Gjerdan / Ohrid. Performance dances: Ohridski igri, Pečalbarska igra–Teškoto, Mariovo–Tresenica, Osovgovka, Istočna Makedonija. Music: accordion, clarinet, tapan, violin. Video timecode: 00:56:23–01:34:25. [MV 5] KUD Oteks / Ohrid. Performance dances: Egejski igri. Music: voice, accordion, tapan. Video timecode: 01:34:27–01:46:08.
Localities: [MV 4] Ohrid; [MV 6] Misleševo; [MV 8] Ohrid; [MV 5] Ohrid
Ephemera: Related materials are available in the Elsie Ivancich Dunin Collection at Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections.
Restrictions: Preferred use is for personal study, research, education, and cultural exchange. Out of respect to original contributors, video may not be monetized or used for commercial purposes. Authorization is to be obtained from the administrator at Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections prior to any public display, publication, quotation, or reproduction.
Digital File: Digitization of this media item  was supported by a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) which was made possible through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Metadata Source: “Descriptive, Administrative and Technical Metadata: Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections Digital Media Archive” (featured item; video tab; row: 7)