Jaynie Aydin Ethnographic Dance Research and Performance

Turkish Folk Dance

Dr. Jaynie Aydın’s audio-visual archive includes folk dances from nearly every region in Turkey. She, along with her colleagues at EGE University Folk Dance Conservatory, has filmed social, religious, and staged dance events in every environment, from rural villages to urban city centers. Included in her video collection are Zeybek, Horon, Halay, Barana, Sema, Kasik Oyunu, Kilic Kalkan, Çiftetelli, Karsılama, and Kolbastı, as well as the varieties of Turkish Roman and Oriental Belly Dances. Jaynie’s *Dances of Turkey* Video series encompasses the wide range of dance practices that gift contemporary Anatolia.