Collection of Harijs Sūna

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1969
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Collection of Harijs Sūna
Description

The collection is made up of choreographer Harijs Sūna’s folk choreography questionnaires and music teacher Voldemars Kažoks’ music materials from Gārsene parish. The manuscript included 444 questionnaires, but only 370 are currently available as the rest have been lost. 2895 folklore items have been identified, including not only dances, singing games, and other games, but also choreographic drawings, customs, beliefs, descriptions of holidays and daily life, local place names and personal names, children’s songs, folk songs and popular songs, melodies, as well H. Sūna’s theories and narrations. Five questionnaires were completed in Russian.

The materials were recorded between 1965 and 1994, but it is also possible to find the first half of the 20th century, as some of the questionnaires were filled out at the end of the 19th century. They were filled out by the students of Harijs Sūna and by elderly people interviewed by the students. The materials were periodically submitted to the LFK archive. Upon receiving the questionnaires, Harijs Sūna recorded them in the archives because he was a choreography researcher for LFK at the time.

At the beginning of the collection H. Sūna writes: “In training my students to record choreographic processes, I gave them a homework assignment to write ‘Folk Choreography Notes’ according to the attached form No. 1.” The questionnaires were a way of teaching students to record choreography and the context of its execution. In later years, students completed questionnaires as a part of their exams, which Sūna supervised, so Sūna’s comments can be found on some of the materials.

Since Sūna participated in ALF expeditions, such questionnaires were also used there.

The information provided in the questionnaires vividly reflects the era and the variability of its dances. The questionnaires provide information about events and traditions from the respondent’s childhood, as well as those practiced at the time of completion. It is also possible to identify both traditional dances and folk dances performed on stage. The questionnaires provide information about events in the countryside and in the major cities throughout Latvia, including in Abrene.

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1Dejas, rotaļas un sarīkojumi ikdienāGame or dance
dance
game with song
toponym or anthroponym
custom (various)
custom (festivities)
2PadegrasGame or dance
dance
3Zagļu dejaGame or dance
dance
4Marša dejaGame or dance
dance
5Rotaļās iešana, dejošana, svētku svinēšana bērnībāGame or dance
dance
game
toponym or anthroponym
custom (various)
6Tūdaliņ, tāgadiņpopular song
Game or dance
dance
7Rotaļās iešana, dejošana, svētku svinēšanaGame or dance
dance
game with song
toponym or anthroponym
custom (various)
8Grāpa kungsGame or dance
game with song
9Rotaļās iešana, dejošana, svētku svinēšanaGame or dance
dance
game with song
toponym or anthroponym
custom (various)
custom (festivities)
10GailītisGame or dance
dance
11Rīga dimdGame or dance
game with song
12Rotaļās iešana, dejošana, svētku svinēšanaGame or dance
dance
game with song
toponym or anthroponym
custom (various)
custom (festivities)
13ZvejnieciņšGame or dance
dance
game with song
14Rotaļās iešana, dejošana, svētku svinēšanaGame or dance
dance
game with song
toponym or anthroponym
custom (various)
15Skaisti dziedi, lakstīgalaGame or dance
game with song
16SudmaliņasGame or dance
dance
17Rotaļās iešana, dejošana, svētku svinēšanaGame or dance
dance
game with song
toponym or anthroponym
custom (various)
18Kumeliņi, kumeliņiGame or dance
game with song
19Strauja, strauja upe tecēj'Game or dance
game with song
20Līgo laiva uz ūdeņaGame or dance
game with song
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Harijs-Suna-fotoImageHarijs-Suna-fotolvNoYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0001ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0001lvYesNoNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0002ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0002lvYesNoNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0003ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0003lvYesNoNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0004ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0004lvYesNoNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0005ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0005lvYesNoNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0006ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0006lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0007ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0007lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0008ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0008lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0009ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0009lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0010ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0010lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0011ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0011lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0012ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0012lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0013ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0013lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0014ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0014lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0015ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0015lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0016ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0016lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0017ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0017lvYesYesNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0018ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0018lvYesNoNo
1969-Harijs-Suna-01-0019ManuscriptHarijs-Suna-011969-Harijs-Suna-01-0019lvYesYesNo
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