The centre is also participating in documentation and research on traditional Norwegian instruments like the “langeleik” (a traditional fingerboard cither dating back to the Middle Ages) and the “hardingfele” (the Hardanger fiddle). It is a goal to revitalize the traditional playing of the “langeleik”. The “hardingfele” material will be available to individuals through a planned center in the Hardanger and Voss region.
A low-threshold inventory-list for registering intangible cultural heritage of traditional dance, music, and song has gained 858 suggestions by 150 local persons in September 2013 (www.kulturarvporten.no).
The action based knowledge in the films is used to revitalize dances in collaboration with the local communities, both to revive a dance no longer used and to revive and safeguard variations lost in today’s dance concept. It is also used in the bachelor courses of traditional dance for knowledge of tradition in addition to learn the methods of how to learn specific dances from films. To safeguard the variations methodology is constantly developed for promoting learning situations resembling traditional learning of building tacit knowledge by dancing with many role models. The centre also contributes to the international Erasmus mundus master in dance knowledge, practice and heritage (www.ntnu.edu/studies/choreomundus) with theory and methodology. To practice, transmit and communicate the traditional dance to the local community a 3-year project per county “Bygda Dansar” (the countryside dances) teach youth to dance their local traditional dances (www.bygdadansar.no). It ends with a staged performance shown locally and nationally. The traditional music and dance are also used in artistic research to stage traditional dance on the terms of the tradition, eg. through performer-audience interaction.Domain(s): (a) oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage; (b) performing arts; (c) social practices, rituals and festive events; (d) knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; (e) traditional craftsmanship.
Main Safeguarding measures: a) identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making); b) preservation, protection; c) promotion, enhancement; d) transmission, (non-) formal education; e) revitalization
Main countries where the NGO works: Norway
Local, national or international level of the NGO: Local, National and International. Research and education collaboration with several Nordic and European countries, including Choreomundus (international Erasmus mundus master in dance knowledge, practice and heritage)