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Folklore school
of Governmental Folk arts center

      The folklore school is carried out since 1992. Generaly in scholl study traditional culture related people: folklore groups's leaders, workers of educational and cultural spheres, juornalists.
      The folklore school consists of six five-day sessions conducted during two years. Each day four lectures are carried out. The whole program is 180 hours long.
      Subjects of lectures and names of teachers:
- Folk music and ethnographical singing - Valdis Muktupāvels, Mārtiņš Boiko, Sergejs Aļonkins, Andris Kapusts;
- Folk dances - Jānis Purviņš, Ernests Spīčs, Valdis Putniņš;
- Festivities and rituals - Helmī Stalte, Andris Kapusts and others;
- Folk clothes - Ilze Ziņģīte;
- Archaeology - Juris Urtāns;
- Philosophy and ethics of folk songs - Māra Mellēna, Skaidrīte Lasmane;
- History and anthropology - Raisa Denisova;
- Mythology and religions of the world - Agita Misāne.
Guest lecturers from Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Russia participate in school too.

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