Kurtisoglu B.

27th Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Limerick, Ireland, 22 - 29 July 2012, pp.113-117 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-117
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Ciftetelli is a common genre considered as a women's dance and associated with the belly dance. It is diffused from Balkan countries to the Middle Eastern countries with various tunes and various body movements in different contexts as well as with different names. The contexts can be classified according to the places where they are performed. The contemporary belly dance context on the artistic stage and the ciftetelli on the social stage differ from each other in body movements as well as in the meaning that is assigned. The music with different names, some after the city names accompanying it may differ. The similar body movements can be performed along with almost every two-beat tune. By borrowing Bourdieu's cultural and social capital from his "forms of capital", this paper analyzes the discourse in various texts and discusses the performance places to understand the difference of the meaning between ciftetelli performed on both the artistic and social stages,