Archetypical symbols in the modern tuvan culture

Olga Khomushku, Choygan Kh Sanchay, Maria S. Kukhta

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Scientific relevance of dance culture is driven by studying specifics of traditional and modern dance correlation with new methodology. The article aims analyzing the mechanisms of archetypal symbols translation in modern stage dances of Tuva. For that, the following tasks involving the relation between archetype with totem being considered and representation of archetypal symbols in the structure of modern Tuvan choreography being revealed are achieved in this work. The study allows concluding on morphological stability of the ancient Tuvan ideas preserved in the sacred kinetics of dances reflecting of the world’s multidimensionality; on permanent relationship with traditional ideas about the spirits of ancestors and gods. The Tuvan worldview specificity, expressed through the dance culture, keeps this tradition alive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1145
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Siberian Federal University - Humanities and Social Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Archetype
  • Images
  • Modern stage dance
  • Sacred geometry
  • Symbol
  • Totem
  • Tuvan culture
  • Tuvan dance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology

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