Pappisios from Thrace and Kangelaris from Epirus. Two Different Areas, Two Different Dances? StructuralMorphological and Typological Approach
Keywords:Greek Traditional Dance, ethnographic method, Soufli, Papadates, structural composition
The aim of this research paper is the study of the Pappisios dance from Soufli of Evros and of the Kangelaris dance from Papadates of Epirus. More specifically, this paper aims to investigate the structural composition of these two dances, in order to confirm the empirical observation that wants the two dances to be similar. The data were collected through the ethnographic method, as it is applied in the study of dance. The recording of the choreographic compositions of the dances under study was done based on the Laban notation system, while for the analysis of the structure of the form and their coding the structural-morphological and typological method of analysis was used. Finally, the comparative method was used for data processing. From the description, analysis and comparison of the data it was found that the basic research hypothesis of the paper is substantiated, directly
related to the empirical observation, that the two dances are similar, as they have relevance, both in constant (structure) and inconstant (style) elements of their form.