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CoHERE Work Package 3 Survey of Inhabitants of Baltic Countries on Song and Dance Celebrations

Baiba Tjarve; Anda Laķe; Līga Vinogradova; Agnese Treimane; Agnese Hermane; Agnese Karlsone

Part of Work Package 3 for the 'Critical Heritages' research project ( ).

One of the key case studies in CoHERE Work Package 3 has been the Song and Dance Celebration tradition in the Baltic states (included in the UNESCO list as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity in 2003). The case study reveals several aspects of this festival: cultural, economic, social dimensions and governance. Through examining different aspects of this festival tradition and everyday practices it responds to several objectives of the WP3. Being a key social and cultural event in three Baltic countries, it provides a ground for debates on how performative practices and festivals can contribute to identity construction and transformation, developing sense of belonging, serve as platform for where heritage practices of different social groups can meet.

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