Due to COVID-19 the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology have made the decision to postpone our 31st Symposium to have been hosted in Klaipeda, Lithuania this July to next year. The dates of the 31st Symposium in Klaipeda will now be 12th-18th July, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you to Klaipeda then.


Virtual meeting in July 2020

Dear Colleagues,

While we will have to wait until next year (July 2021) for our 31st symposium, the current Programme Co-Chairs, in conjunction with the Study Group Executive Committee, have decided to organize a virtual meeting in July 2020 over a two day period within the original symposium time frame (Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21).  The purpose of the meeting is two-fold:

(1) Study group business meeting related to elections and initial planning for the 32nd symposium in 2022;

(2) Meeting with roundtable(s) focused on ethnochoreology in a time of physical/social distancing.

The virtual sessions will occur over a two day period, with a start time of 16.00 Central/Southern European time, 7:00 a.m. Pacific time (Los Angeles), 19.30  (India), 12 midnight Australia. Each day’s sessions will not exceed 2.5 hours and may be less.

The Study Group Executive Committee will be sending a separate email with more details about the business meeting portion in the coming weeks.

We have heard that some of you are eager to discuss the ways in which ethnochoreologists are adapting and coping with the changes necessitated by COVID 19, including changes in transmission/teaching, effects on/implications for our research/fieldwork and more. The meeting  will feature a roundtable with short presentations and discussion focused on these topics.

The presentations should be no longer than 5 minutes. Presentations will be ordered in moderated group sessions and followed by open discussion.

Members of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology are invited to send ideas for a contribution to a roundtable to the Programme Chairs, Selena Rakocevic and Anne von Bibra Wharton, no later than June 20. We will select presenters for the roundtable and notify them by July 1.  We look forward to receiving your proposals.  Please send them to selena.rakocevic@gmail.com and annevbibrawharton@gmail.com  and include the form below:


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