International Journal of Literature and Arts

Special Issue

Music and Dance

  • Submission Deadline: Aug. 28, 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Krasimira Fileva-Ruseva
About This Special Issue
Music and dance are closely related since ancient times through various rites. The relationship of these arts, proved to be viable existed, has evolved with changes in living conditions, has acquired new forms. Over the centuries as a result of the symbiosis between the two arts are created many valuable and exciting works.

Among the objectives of the special issue are:
to enable tracking of this relationship over time
to provide a forum for analysis of the processes occurring in composing music
to highlight the processes within the already established musical work-its dramaturgy
to discuss issues related to the interpretation of a musical work, to the creation and implementation of choreographic staging.

Aims and scope:
Musical Creativity
Music Interpretation
Musical Education
Music Textbooks
Folk Music
Folk Customs and Rituals Where Music and Dance Are Present
Folk Dance
Dance Performances
Other Related Issues of Music and Dance.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Krasimira Fileva-Ruseva

    Department of Piano and Accordion, Faculty of Music Education, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Guest Editors
  • Kostadin Mihaylov Buradzhiev

    Faculty of Musical Folklore and Choreography, Department of Musical Folklore, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Tony Shekerdzhieva-Novak

    Faculty of Musical Education, Department of Orchestra Instruments and Classic Singing, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Lyuben Dossev

    Faculty of Musical Folklore and Choreography, Department of Musical Folklore, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Svetla Kaludova-Stanilova

    Faculty of Musical Folklore and Choreography, Department of Musical Folklore, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Penka Pencheva Mincheva

    Faculty of Musical Education, Department of Musical Education, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Sevdalina Ilieva Dimitrova

    Department of Information, Qualification and continuingEducation, Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen, Varna, Bulgaria

  • Milena Bogdanova

    Faculty of Musical Education, Department of Theory and History of Music, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Jean Stefanov Pehlivanov

    Faculty of Musical Education, Department of Musical Education and Conducting, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Penka Pencheva Mincheva

    Department of Musical Education and Conducting, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Kostadin Buradzhiev

    Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Daniela Djeneva

    Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Sevdalina Dimitrova

    Department of Qualification and Lifelong Learning, Konstantin Preslavski University of Shumen, Varna, Bulgaria

Published Articles
  • Nestinar Feast in the Village of Stomanovo, the Smolyan Region

    Krasimira Georgieva Fileva-Ruseva

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 37-47
    Received: Aug. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 26, 2017
    Published: Aug. 31, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2017050501.15
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    Abstract: The nestinar (fire-dancer) rituals, involving dances on embers, were practiced by the ancient Thracians. Today, they have been preserved in several Bulgarian villages in south-eastern Strandzha Mountain, as well as in the village of Stomanovo, the Rhodope Mountains, Southwestern Bulgaria. Such rituals are performed also in several villages in North... Show More
  • Intellectual Development of Students Through Music Classes in the General Secondary School

    Krasimira Georgieva Fileva-Ruseva

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 29-36
    Received: Feb. 08, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2017
    Published: Aug. 23, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2017050501.14
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    Abstract: Since certain intellectual efforts are needed for the "understanding" of musical language, this creates a beneficial opportunity for the mass musical education to have a serious impact on the intellectual development of students. For revealing the capabilities of positive influence of music classes in the general secondary school, I examine the que... Show More
  • Theoretical and Analytical Study of Northwest Regional Dance Music Document Database Construction

    Liu Zhong

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Apr. 24, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 27, 2017
    Published: Aug. 21, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2017050501.11
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    Abstract: Local music and dance literature refers to those documents whose contents are characterized by the local color of regional music and dance. A literature database of local music and dance serves as the pedestal for academic construction and research carried out in the field of local music and dance. At present, the construction of local music and da... Show More
  • Nikolay Stoykov - Suite of Three Songs Based on Folk Melodies with an Accompaniment of Percussion Instruments

    Krasimira Fileva

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 7-20
    Received: Jul. 27, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 31, 2017
    Published: Aug. 21, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2017050501.12
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    Abstract: The subject of the article is "Suite of Three Songs" by Nikolay Stoykov. The three parts of the suite cycle are created on the basis of Bulgarian folk songs, distinguished by bright, memorable intonations and non-traditional structure. The folk songs are not similar, but differ significantly one from the other in terms of character and structure of... Show More
  • Perceiving Music – One of Fundamental Activities at Mass School

    Penka Pencheva Mincheva

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017
    Pages: 21-28
    Received: Aug. 06, 2017
    Accepted: Aug. 07, 2017
    Published: Aug. 21, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2017050501.13
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    Abstract: The two musical activities – performing and perceiving music in the mass school – are equally important. However, while to perform music after finishing school is random, to work and create in a ‘sounding” environment is something people do all their lives. That makes the problem of perceiving music very important – what music people are taught to ... Show More