In this paper author discuss the symbolic representations of archetypes as dynamic forms/images in Slovenian ballad tradition. The archetypical symbols of selected ballads are dragon and hero, an archetypical symbol of great mother and archetypical symbol of a man and a woman (animus, anima)in ballads Fair Vida and King Mathias. In Slovenian heritage, the latter are manifested with national symbolism, while in new cultural dynamics, they transform the primary semantic field, becoming polyvalent and entering in different cultural and social spaces as a cultural construct of contemporary time.
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The paper’s basic goal is to present how the event, which originates in folk-dance tradition, has coped with the impact of mass and pop culture and become a contemporary dance phenomenon, embedded in globalization, commercialization, and unification processes. In addition, it also provides an answer to the question of how this type of dance event influences the life of an individual and the entire community.
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From the historical perspective the lecture deals with the events at the withdrawals of bells in the First and Second World War, the political situation after the Second World War and its impact on the bell ringing and bell chiming tradition in Slovenia. Bell ringing and bells, as well as the stories related to them, witness to the political, economic, religious, and social history of a people, because they are materially and spiritually closely linked with the people. Throughout history they were often a means of manipulation used by the political or economic authorities, either by confiscating them for war purposes or by banning bell ringing. Through the historical facts and personal stories on bells, the personal attitude of the Slovenes to religion and politics is also interpreted.
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The paper focuses on the post-war situation in Kamnik, particularly on the ritual of Ash Wednesday. Political changes brought by the communist regime had a strong impact on the post-war social life in town. The traditional Kamnik carnival, which was one of the most important social events of the town, has ceased to exist. The main feast day became the Ash Wednesday, which got a completely new content, new bearers and new ideological message. Nevertheless, despite of political support the bearers suddenly stopped the ritual. The mysterious reasons for the ending of Ash Wednesday processions pose different questions to the researcher, but the main question is how to deal with sensitive political issues, connected with supernatural belief.
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The paper The Statehood day celebrations and the construction of Slovenianness at the international conference Music and Cultural Memory in post-1989 Europe focused on the uses of the (folk) music at the Slovenian Statehood Day celebrations (June 25). The strategies used reveal attempts to shape the collective memory and to construct desired images of Slovenian state and nation. In the paper the images of Slovenian state and identity based on the use of these selected arrangements of folk material were discussed.
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